Category Archives: Travel

She’ll be comin round the mountain

Well hello friends! Figure I would do my last RTW post on my trip’s one-year anniversary :). Turns out lawyers work a lot, and there isn’t much time for, well, anything but billable hours. More reflection is needed on this … Continue reading

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Finding Chile’s pulse through its street art

Passion, politics, and plunder are the magnetic forces that have been drawing me to Chile since I can remember. After returning to Santiago from the W trek, I decided to spend my final RTW week learning about the country through … Continue reading

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Throwing up the “W” for Walker in Patagonia

“What the fuck, man!” We were talking with the American Airline representatives at Miami International about getting seated together when a man with a Chilean accent aggressively got in our faces. My brother Red and I looked quizzically at him … Continue reading

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Istanbul: a tale of two cities

Sorry to leave you hanging on an unpleasant note for so long! And for causing concern that no more posts were in the pipeline. But alas, a few more adventures to go :). At 4 a.m. on November 3rd, I … Continue reading

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At the end of the world with Jesus and Narcissus

(Updated) This was not a pleasant post to write. Nor was Spain’s Camino de Santiago a pleasant hike. I write very much off the cuff, but remind you at the outset that my experience is but one. And an unusual … Continue reading

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Barcelona: of and for independence

We first collided months ago in the desert, a place we fiercely feel is home, a place that transformed us both, independently, he taken aback by his walls vanishing and I, my heart opening. He used the word first, but … Continue reading

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Santorini, with a kama sutra closing

Before I left for Santorini, I met two people in Athens who were in town for an international travel writer’s convention. First, I met a woman from London who quit the practice of law to freelance. I then met Nathaniel … Continue reading

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Athens in a day

October 21: Athens, Greece, where I got a brief dose of humbling history. A view of the Acropolis from the balcony at my hostel, City Circus (highly recommended by the way). The Parthenon, located on the Acropolis, is a temple … Continue reading

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A shot of whiskey to chase death: the Langtang-Helambu trek

I’ve had a few brushes with death in my life. I’ve been mugged by a small gang, nearly blown up and then stampeded during a riot, and been moments from being stoned to death. But never, have I ever, been … Continue reading

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Kathmandu: a lesson in Buddhism

October 8: My brother Wes, who managed to pull himself away from medical school to join me in Nepal for a two week trek, surprised me at the airport! For a variety of reasons, I tend to struggle with airports … Continue reading

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