I’ve created a new blog. I’ve been wanting to work on something creative, but was feeling constrained by this blog since it was intended to chronicle my time in Peru. Therefore, I’m starting fresh with a blog that encompasses everywhere! You can read more about my intentions regarding Went Looking in the introductory post but, to […]

A couple of days ago, a student of my alma mater was killed in Egypt. My time at Kenyon didn’t overlap with his, but I know people who knew him. I’ve been reading the news surrounding his death and was astounded and disgusted to read the comments (yeah, I know–reading comments is a bad idea) […]

Tourism bothers me. Traveling is great and it has allowed me to meet many wonderful people, see amazing places, and learn important things. But tourism–rather a specific, insidious type of tourism–really gets on my nerves. Tourism 1. the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure. 2. the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists. 3. the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes. Numbers two and three of the definition start to point at […]

I went to Trujillo and Huanchaco to simultaneously see another part of Peru and to relax after my whirlwind travels. I was also happily meeting my friend Matthias and enduring one last bus ride–from Trujillo back to Lima for my flight–with him. Trujillo is the third largest city in Peru and the area was home […]

Once more, thwarted by bus travel! Or at least delayed. Antonia and I set out at a very early hour to the Arequipa bus station, ready to catch a bus to Cabanaconde, a town at the edge of Colca Canyon. We had spent some time on the internet the afternoon before, trying to find comprehensive […]

Let’s talk about traveling, specifically road travel, in developing countries (based on my somewhat limited experience of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Peru, and Bolivia). On one hand, it can be really convenient. Buses go between most major cities, and usually pretty frequently. Tickets also tend to be incredibly cheap. On the other hand, buses […]

We weren’t originally planning on going to Sucre, but when we decided in La Paz that we would do a four- rather than five-day tour of southwestern Bolivia and the Salar de Uyuni, Rachel and I had a day to spare before returning to Peru in time for Rachel’s departing flight. We decided on Sucre–it […]