Lost in the Souk

I have been in Marrakech two days now and I have been lost in the souk (marketplace) at least three times. Far from being a problem, that means I am doing things right. After traveling in Dakar, the touts, faux guides, and various other types of urchin are no problem for me. In fact, as…

Rome, Paris, then Morocco

I am still alive! Just a little post to keep something on the front page of my blog. I am in Rome right now staying with the lovely and hospitable Kristin. Tomorrow I fly to Paris and meet the lovely and resourceful Lisa, who has scored us a room with the lovely and hospitable Nancy….

Back to Accra

I am back at Accra, at the same place I stayed in the first night. Not very adventurous, but it has Internet and hot water, and is in a nice neighborhood. Here is a quick list of things I did while I was here: bought some craft items, saw the fort at Cape Coast, walked…

Hello from Ghana

So I’ve made it to (and past) the halfway point. I am on my vacation in Ghana and I thought I would give you all an update of what it islike to go from a post-conflict context to one of the richest countries in West Africa in 24 hours. In a few words, culture shock!…

Visited Countries

World66 is a nifty website, kind of a cross between Wikipedia and Lonely Planet. But the coolest thing they have is a map generator showing which countries you’ve visited:

Back at home

I got back home to Redwood City on Friday. The drive was uneventful. The puppy dog seemed a little sad to leave Roseburg, where Mom had made a comfortable home for Kat, and had spoiled her rotten. But after a bit, she got back in the swing of being a traveling dog, and settled down…

Hello from Moab

I am on my way home across country. I’ve picked up a couple of traveling companions, Angela and Kat. Angela is a girl from Alaska with family in Oregon. Kat is a puppy. Yes, it’s a dog named Kat. (See below for more on Kat). We left Saturday, going to Mobile AL to drop off…

Tragedy in Santiago Atitlan

This just in from my friend and coworker in San Pedro la Laguna: Mis queridos amigos, queria mandarles algunas fotos acerca de la tragedia ocurrida con el huracan stan, fue muy duro mas para el pueblo de san pedro la laguna, pero tambien fue un reto para mucha gente de poder ayudar, barrio con todo…

Football in Guatemala, Now Back in California

I am back home in California. I had a safe and comfortable trip from San Pedro to Guatemala City, then on to San Francisco by three American Airlines flights stopping in Dallas and Los Angeles. In Guatemala City, I got to go with Ben, his girlfriend and her brother to the World Cup qualifying game…