JoshuasTravels — ikons

ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

pour it kinda strong

and pour it kinda strong ‘cause I won’t be here long /
I ain’t got time to savour ‘em, I gotta drink ‘em quick /
I’ve conveyed my urgency I hope
@ Miami International:
Look, I know that none of you care about the things I shove in my face.... but I've been eating tin cans of chili and chicken noodle for 8 months now. This legitimately fresh salad was what the people in my business refer to as a Significant Emotional Event.
@ Miami International:
Look, I know that none of you care about the things I shove in my face…. but I've been eating tin cans of chili and chicken noodle for 8 months now. This legitimately fresh salad was what the people in my business refer to as a Significant Emotional Event.
If you had 14 days to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I went to see the Children of the Sun, just like Francisco Pizarro and the rest of the Conquistadors did back in 1532
If you had 14 days to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I went to see the Children of the Sun, just like Francisco Pizarro and the rest of the Conquistadors did back in 1532
To get to Máncora I had to fly into Tumbes. And parts of Tumbes were really pretty.
To get to Máncora I had to fly into Tumbes. And parts of Tumbes were really pretty.
(a lot of the Peru traffic feels strongly of the Philippines)
(a lot of the Peru traffic feels strongly of the Philippines)
exhibit A
exhibit A
Killer Tiger mudflaps, how fetch is that?
Killer Tiger mudflaps, how fetch is that?
this is when I realized I'm about as far away from where I came as you can get
this is when I realized I'm about as far away from where I came as you can get
...again -and I don't know why but- something about this just whispers "Filipino" to me
…again -and I don't know why but- something about this just whispers "Filipino" to me
S'GO!
S'GO!
ensalada de fruta, Peru style (topped with Golden Crisp cereal and drenched in yogurt and honey).  ♥ these crazy Peruvians.
ensalada de fruta, Peru style (topped with Golden Crisp cereal and drenched in yogurt and honey). ♥ these crazy Peruvians.
HELL YES - guess who doesn't have to shit in the cold anymore?
HELL YES – guess who doesn't have to shit in the cold anymore?
About a year ago I discovered what the Punjabis have known forever - that spending an hour in crazy poses causes the human body to naturally relax, de-stress, and de-clutter the mind. It's a nutty combination of effort and relaxation and it really brings you to the here and now - it's hard to think about worldly problems while focusing enough to maintain a solid one-foot balance.
Anyway, enough proselytizing. Máncora gave me the gift of beachside yoga every morning. Thank you, Máncora.
(picture from Christa's website)
About a year ago I discovered what the Punjabis have known forever – that spending an hour in crazy poses causes the human body to naturally relax, de-stress, and de-clutter the mind. It's a nutty combination of effort and relaxation and it really brings you to the here and now – it's hard to think about worldly problems while focusing enough to maintain a solid one-foot balance.
Anyway, enough proselytizing. Máncora gave me the gift of beachside yoga every morning. Thank you, Máncora.
(picture from Christa's website)
Christa - from San Diego, on her third year in Peru and one seriously badass Yogini
Christa – from San Diego, on her third year in Peru and one seriously badass Yogini
I was having a pretty animated conversation with a chap from Leeds so I couldn't get a good picture BUT this Trumpet Playing Man was ROCKING some quality Zydeco. Seriously under-appreciated. You go, girl - keep doing you.
I was having a pretty animated conversation with a chap from Leeds so I couldn't get a good picture BUT this Trumpet Playing Man was ROCKING some quality Zydeco. Seriously under-appreciated. You go, girl – keep doing you.
the beach was busy but not crowded, just like I like it
the beach was busy but not crowded, just like I like it
"I have searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees" -G.K. Chesterton
"I have searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees" -G.K. Chesterton
I'm pretty sure that the dolphin and seal were the Policia mascots - I'm a long way from machismo America SWAT and I'm okay with that
I'm pretty sure that the dolphin and seal were the Policia mascots – I'm a long way from machismo America SWAT and I'm okay with that
No matter what else happens, I've been to the Where that this style of beer was named after. I didn't stop, I only drove through Plzeň.... guess I should fix that when I get back to Europe.
No matter what else happens, I've been to the Where that this style of beer was named after. I didn't stop, I only drove through Plzeň…. guess I should fix that when I get back to Europe.
....some gymnast doing gymnastics on the beach for S/.
….some gymnast doing gymnastics on the beach for S/.
I mean, I know Peru borders Columbia but DAMN I did not expect the coffee to be this good.
I mean, I know Peru borders Columbia but DAMN I did not expect the coffee to be this good.
♫ paradise, lost and found
♫ paradise, take a look around
♫ paradise, lost and found
♫ paradise, take a look around
Hemmingway used to hang out here. Between you, me and the rest of the internet - it's a bit terrifying that the misogynistic alcoholic resonates with me as strongly as he does, but there it is.
Hemmingway used to hang out here. Between you, me and the rest of the internet – it's a bit terrifying that the misogynistic alcoholic resonates with me as strongly as he does, but there it is.
A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me you didn't pay money for this.
A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me you didn't pay money for this.
turns out you CAN buy happiness - it's /.5 a cup
turns out you CAN buy happiness – it's /.5 a cup
DiveMaster's kickass beach house
DiveMaster's kickass beach house
♫  I like the funny sounds of parrots squawking - I think I hear a hammock calling me ♫
♫ I like the funny sounds of parrots squawking – I think I hear a hammock calling me ♫
DiveMaster's kickass community pool
DiveMaster's kickass community pool
I dove with two Peruvians, a German-Peruvian, an Englishman, a Swede, an Israeli-Swede, and a Frenchman... some people say this planet's going to hell. Me? I don't see it.
I dove with two Peruvians, a German-Peruvian, an Englishman, a Swede, an Israeli-Swede, and a Frenchman… some people say this planet's going to hell. Me? I don't see it.
I can see why Ernest liked this place
I can see why Ernest liked this place
first appearance of your trusty narrator!
first appearance of your trusty narrator!
If you ever go drinking in Peru, they WILL tell you that Inca Kola was the only soda worldwide that Coca-Cola couldn't outmarket... it's still a national icon and a huge source of national pride (the Atlanta boys eventually just gave up and bought the rights for $200 million)
If you ever go drinking in Peru, they WILL tell you that Inca Kola was the only soda worldwide that Coca-Cola couldn't outmarket… it's still a national icon and a huge source of national pride (the Atlanta boys eventually just gave up and bought the rights for $200 million)
2nd dive day, subtitle: electric boogaloo
2nd dive day, subtitle: electric boogaloo
you see that abandonded oil rig? yup
you see that abandonded oil rig? yup
protip: if you love baseball and apple pie you're going to be easy to pick out of a crowd
protip: if you love baseball and apple pie you're going to be easy to pick out of a crowd
Fast Fenton Fun Fact: my country's Alcatraz Prison got it's name from the espanol for "island of the pelicans"
Fast Fenton Fun Fact: my country's Alcatraz Prison got it's name from the espanol for "island of the pelicans"
this sumbitch must've been 400 kilograms - nobody knew how deep they dived... and at 30 meters pretty much everything starts looking like Sea Lion food, you know?
this sumbitch must've been 400 kilograms – nobody knew how deep they dived… and at 30 meters pretty much everything starts looking like Sea Lion food, you know?
"hey, did you guys ever watch an American show called Sea Wolf?"
"hey, did you guys ever watch an American show called Sea Wolf?"
protip: if you ever dive in Peru make sure the sunscreen says "waterproof"
protip: if you ever dive in Peru make sure the sunscreen says "waterproof"
America - fuck yeah!
America – fuck yeah!
if being a water rat is wrong then I don't want to be right
if being a water rat is wrong then I don't want to be right
you know who you are
you know who you are
....if you dive three days, they give you a shirt
….if you dive three days, they give you a shirt
dive day three, subtitle: Tokyo Drift
dive day three, subtitle: Tokyo Drift
"the sea was angry that day my friends"
"the sea was angry that day my friends"
...a big yellow banana, I can't make this shit up
…a big yellow banana, I can't make this shit up
if that boat ain't part of the Inca adventure, I don't know what is
if that boat ain't part of the Inca adventure, I don't know what is
hard to believe the internet cut out to this small fishing village on Peru's north coast for four days, eh?
hard to believe the internet cut out to this small fishing village on Peru's north coast for four days, eh?
Samantha is from Melbourne and VERY timidly admitted BN was her favorite band. I went to University with some LEGIT New Fans... this just seemed like the next logical step
Samantha is from Melbourne and VERY timidly admitted BN was her favorite band. I went to University with some LEGIT New Fans… this just seemed like the next logical step
“speaking of garages, did you know that the word actually comes from the Latin meaning ‘go rage’?”
“speaking of garages, did you know that the word actually comes from the Latin meaning ‘go rage’?”
even the Ecuadorians want some New
even the Ecuadorians want some New
haters gonna hate
haters gonna hate
this picture doesn't do it justice but the local mountains are ah-mazing in the morning sun
this picture doesn't do it justice but the local mountains are ah-mazing in the morning sun
yeah, it was that kind of place
yeah, it was that kind of place
Cusco - the thousand year old capitol of the Inca Empire Of The Sun. To quote the guidebook: "nowadays, Cuzco is known for its indigenous population--often seen on the streets in traditional clothing--and its substantial tourist-fueled night life."
Cusco – the thousand year old capitol of the Inca Empire Of The Sun. To quote the guidebook: "nowadays, Cuzco is known for its indigenous population–often seen on the streets in traditional clothing–and its substantial tourist-fueled night life."
most places had O2 tanks for the faint of wind - but I only ever saw gringos using them
most places had O2 tanks for the faint of wind – but I only ever saw gringos using them
such a casual, understated beauty to the city
such a casual, understated beauty to the city
I do so love the juxtaposition of Old Beauty against the modern automobile
I do so love the juxtaposition of Old Beauty against the modern automobile
FINALLY a respectable bakery. I could eat bread ALL DAY. I love bread. I love bread. Bready, bread, bread. Here it goes. Down into my belly. Mm-mmm-mm.
FINALLY a respectable bakery. I could eat bread ALL DAY. I love bread. I love bread. Bready, bread, bread. Here it goes. Down into my belly. Mm-mmm-mm.
holy schnikes
holy schnikes
♫  do you believe in rock n' roll - can music save your mortal soul?
and can you teach me how to dance real slow?
♫ do you believe in rock n' roll – can music save your mortal soul?
and can you teach me how to dance real slow?
As a freeborn 'Murican, I consider the McFlurry both an obligation and also my goddamn birthright.
As a freeborn 'Murican, I consider the McFlurry both an obligation and also my goddamn birthright.
haha - suck it Europe!
the Mongols were right - you're all barbarians and you've got laughably insufficient Ketchup Technologies
haha – suck it Europe!
the Mongols were right – you're all barbarians and you've got laughably insufficient Ketchup Technologies
Kusco Fried Chicken?
Kusco Fried Chicken?
The mountains get right up on your six here... kinda like the Smokys back in the States. But prettier.
The mountains get right up on your six here… kinda like the Smokys back in the States. But prettier.
I don't care what anybody says, Moby Dick is the worst book written in any language. Twilight is better. Blerg.
I don't care what anybody says, Moby Dick is the worst book written in any language. Twilight is better. Blerg.
Quechuans wear the coolest hats
Quechuans wear the coolest hats
fucking Peru. Unbelievable.
fucking Peru. Unbelievable.
I don't think you guys quite appreciate just how much fruit I've been eating this trip. Twice a day AT LEAST.
Is there a word for the compulsive eating of fruit? I bet the Germans have one. And I bet it's terrifying.
Their word for "butterfly" is terrifying.
I don't think you guys quite appreciate just how much fruit I've been eating this trip. Twice a day AT LEAST.
Is there a word for the compulsive eating of fruit? I bet the Germans have one. And I bet it's terrifying.
Their word for "butterfly" is terrifying.
...just in case you ever forget where you are
…just in case you ever forget where you are
we're still not sure how the Old Timers did this - pure granite, no mortar, stable as hell
we're still not sure how the Old Timers did this – pure granite, no mortar, stable as hell
a bar with a name like that just says "come back after dark... but it's probably a good idea to leave your camera at home"
a bar with a name like that just says "come back after dark… but it's probably a good idea to leave your camera at home"
now THAT is a street name to be proud of
now THAT is a street name to be proud of
I sat here for two coffees and it just never got old
I sat here for two coffees and it just never got old
I have no idea what the hell this is but I want to live there
I have no idea what the hell this is but I want to live there
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Pop Quiz: you've been living like an animal for the last 8 months and now you've got a chance to rock the Machu Picchus - how do you do it?
A:  fancier than a Penguin's tuxedo, that's how
Pop Quiz: you've been living like an animal for the last 8 months and now you've got a chance to rock the Machu Picchus – how do you do it?
A: fancier than a Penguin's tuxedo, that's how
I'm about to be a rich folk eating from a fancy dining car!
I'll probably be drinking coffee and smoking big cigars!
I'm about to be a rich folk eating from a fancy dining car!
I'll probably be drinking coffee and smoking big cigars!
I'm travelling by myself these days and I'm into Jazz and felt berets.
JB lyrics aside, my solo self got linked up with these three fantastic Flems: Bob und Heidi und Anna. 
Two had studied at Iowa State. One was in Year 9 and loved books and dolphins.
Photo serendipitously taken in a tunnel.
I'm travelling by myself these days and I'm into Jazz and felt berets.
JB lyrics aside, my solo self got linked up with these three fantastic Flems: Bob und Heidi und Anna.
Two had studied at Iowa State. One was in Year 9 and loved books and dolphins.
Photo serendipitously taken in a tunnel.
yeah, Kipling would say that
yeah, Kipling would say that
alright, I've been in my share of trains and I've never seen a bathroom with a marble sinktop
alright, I've been in my share of trains and I've never seen a bathroom with a marble sinktop
A million years ago -in a whole different life- I was a Cavalry Lieutenant. I spent some time in Nasiriyah, where I once read the following:
"if you fucking DEGENERATES don't figure out how to piss straight I will padlock the goddamn door and you will shit in the ground like the disgusting animals you are"
Underneath that, somebody had written "xoxo, the First Sergeant"
Yeah, I'm a million miles away from that place. A whole different life, man. Different life.
A million years ago -in a whole different life- I was a Cavalry Lieutenant. I spent some time in Nasiriyah, where I once read the following:
"if you fucking DEGENERATES don't figure out how to piss straight I will padlock the goddamn door and you will shit in the ground like the disgusting animals you are"
Underneath that, somebody had written "xoxo, the First Sergeant"
Yeah, I'm a million miles away from that place. A whole different life, man. Different life.
you better get ready, there's a lot of upcoming nature pictures
you better get ready, there's a lot of upcoming nature pictures
♫ I've got my ticket for long way 'round
♫  two bottles of whisky for the way
♫ I've got my ticket for long way 'round
♫ two bottles of whisky for the way
Every level of those terraces bumps the ambient soil temperature by 2° - that's in Celsius, player.
The clever bastards would use these Agricultural Laboratories to make SuperCrops and 5000 varieties of potatoes.
Then they'd ship the results out to all corners of the Empire.
Clever bastards.
Every level of those terraces bumps the ambient soil temperature by 2° – that's in Celsius, player.
The clever bastards would use these Agricultural Laboratories to make SuperCrops and 5000 varieties of potatoes.
Then they'd ship the results out to all corners of the Empire.
Clever bastards.
FANCY train
FANCY train
same rio from five pictures previoius
same rio from five pictures previoius
dessert was chocolate-over-pineapple... it seemed speechlessly fortuitous given both my tropical locale and my righteous Belgian table companions
dessert was chocolate-over-pineapple… it seemed speechlessly fortuitous given both my tropical locale and my righteous Belgian table companions
....can't do NOTHING in Peru without the I-Kola
….can't do NOTHING in Peru without the I-Kola
shameless commerce at the base of the seventh wonder of the world
shameless commerce at the base of the seventh wonder of the world
ah, Homer... by my count, America's most prolific ambassador
ah, Homer… by my count, America's most prolific ambassador
Like my own sister, *this* Anna was a voracious reader. Bob and Heidi made her read books in alternating languages - she said it took her about a third longer to read a book in English then she could in French or Dutch.
She told me that in perfect, unaccented English. 
Then we talked about dolphins and bison some more.
Like my own sister, *this* Anna was a voracious reader. Bob and Heidi made her read books in alternating languages – she said it took her about a third longer to read a book in English then she could in French or Dutch.
She told me that in perfect, unaccented English.
Then we talked about dolphins and bison some more.
Can you imagine seeing one of the world's most spectacular manmade structures without hot dogs and orange juice?
Can you imagine seeing one of the world's most spectacular manmade structures without hot dogs and orange juice?
a bit cheeseball, I know. I still liked it.
a bit cheeseball, I know. I still liked it.
It seems almost the height of Western hypocrisy to try and capture all this with nothing more than a CMOS sensor, a microchip and a few megabytes of flash memory.
It seems almost the height of Western hypocrisy to try and capture all this with nothing more than a CMOS sensor, a microchip and a few megabytes of flash memory.
Camlia was just a great tour guide
Camlia was just a great tour guide
♫  'all I wanna do is have a little fun before I die'
says the man next to me out of nowhere - it's apropos of nothing
he says his name's William but I'm sure he's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
♫ 'all I wanna do is have a little fun before I die'
says the man next to me out of nowhere – it's apropos of nothing
he says his name's William but I'm sure he's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
♫  number 47 said to number 3:
you're the cutest jailbird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted with your company
come on and do the jailhouse rock with me
♫ number 47 said to number 3:
you're the cutest jailbird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted with your company
come on and do the jailhouse rock with me
kind of hard to believe the Lamanites did all this, isn't it? Or was it the Nephites?
(I'm not up on my Mormon archaeology)
kind of hard to believe the Lamanites did all this, isn't it? Or was it the Nephites?
(I'm not up on my Mormon archaeology)
back when Europe was still climbing out of the Dark Ages and trying to kickstart the Renaissance, the Inca champs were doing all this
(not overhyped at all, Redbeard - not at all)
back when Europe was still climbing out of the Dark Ages and trying to kickstart the Renaissance, the Inca champs were doing all this
(not overhyped at all, Redbeard – not at all)
what do you do with your life after you've seen MP? ....it's a classic Gift of the Magi situation (head-nod to TCGTE)
what do you do with your life after you've seen MP? ….it's a classic Gift of the Magi situation (head-nod to TCGTE)
it's seeing shit like this deep in the jungles of Peru that makes me wonder if the Drang nach Osten was more successful than anybody realised. Drang nach Welt?
it's seeing shit like this deep in the jungles of Peru that makes me wonder if the Drang nach Osten was more successful than anybody realised. Drang nach Welt?
....definitely not a Nashville party
(nodding my head like yeah)
….definitely not a Nashville party
(nodding my head like yeah)
file under: "also return to after dark"
file under: "also return to after dark"
fun with menus!
fun with menus!
I'll tell  you this much:  it wasn't nearly as good as I am macho
I'll tell you this much: it wasn't nearly as good as I am macho
It isn't exactly a tea but that's probably the closest comparison. Anyway, my Tea Sensei introduced me to mate back in the Eurolands. It was pretty good there, but it is EXCELLENT here. Even the gas station mate is mate-tay tasty. Good pun, right? Self-highfive!
It isn't exactly a tea but that's probably the closest comparison. Anyway, my Tea Sensei introduced me to mate back in the Eurolands. It was pretty good there, but it is EXCELLENT here. Even the gas station mate is mate-tay tasty. Good pun, right? Self-highfive!
someday soon I'm going to wake up and be back in that Other Place... and just so far away from all this Fresh
someday soon I'm going to wake up and be back in that Other Place… and just so far away from all this Fresh
best idea I've had all trip!
best idea I've had all trip!
...yeah, I know a few people that would agree to that
…yeah, I know a few people that would agree to that
All the European references were to things like the "pillages of the Americas" and "controversy in the Catholic Church."
The first mention of the USA is during the "age of Reason."
US: 2 / EU: 0
All the European references were to things like the "pillages of the Americas" and "controversy in the Catholic Church."
The first mention of the USA is during the "age of Reason."
US: 2 / EU: 0
señor ambassador!
señor ambassador!
...bit of a sweet tooth there, Lady Helvetia?
…bit of a sweet tooth there, Lady Helvetia?
yessir, that's a real live replica of a real live cacao tree
also, I am hungover
me culpa mea maxima culpa
yessir, that's a real live replica of a real live cacao tree
also, I am hungover
me culpa mea maxima culpa
do you know what happiness is? it's finding Workaholics in English while daydrinking Pisco Inca Kolas through back-to-back episodes and then taking a nap, that's what it is
do you know what happiness is? it's finding Workaholics in English while daydrinking Pisco Inca Kolas through back-to-back episodes and then taking a nap, that's what it is
Lima - the current capitol and a sprawling metropolis of 9 million
(that's 30% of all Peruvians)
Lima – the current capitol and a sprawling metropolis of 9 million
(that's 30% of all Peruvians)
it's probably culturally insensitive that I think of these doors as "Inca sized"
it's probably culturally insensitive that I think of these doors as "Inca sized"
shit, Lima - that's one hell of a "good morning"
shit, Lima – that's one hell of a "good morning"
Fast Fenton Fun Fact: Brazil continued to manufacture the Type 1 until 2003
and they are ALL OVER Latin America
also: they're supposed to be GREAT ski bum cars
Fast Fenton Fun Fact: Brazil continued to manufacture the Type 1 until 2003
and they are ALL OVER Latin America
also: they're supposed to be GREAT ski bum cars
why Lima - you surprise me with your beauty
why Lima – you surprise me with your beauty
verdammt Deutschers... they're fucking everywhere
verdammt Deutschers… they're fucking everywhere
I have no idea what this means
why is the sun sweating?
should we all purchase popsicles?
is this particular intersection more UV-vulnerable than others?
why does is there a lens flare effect? what could cause lens flare TO THE SUN?
I have no idea what this means
why is the sun sweating?
should we all purchase popsicles?
is this particular intersection more UV-vulnerable than others?
why does is there a lens flare effect? what could cause lens flare TO THE SUN?
one of my best friends back in High School used to drive a sweet Land Cruiser
Hulk green, just like this
(Ferrigno, not Ruffalo)
damn it Heath
I miss you
one of my best friends back in High School used to drive a sweet Land Cruiser
Hulk green, just like this
(Ferrigno, not Ruffalo)
damn it Heath
I miss you
my Spainish wasn't bueno enough to bluff my way past the doorman
I have no idea what goes on in there
I bet it's fun, though
my Spainish wasn't bueno enough to bluff my way past the doorman
I have no idea what goes on in there
I bet it's fun, though
the last time I did a bike tour the axle fell off
remember that, Pops?
the last time I did a bike tour the axle fell off
remember that, Pops?
is that at thing?
is that at thing?
(rough idea of the area we're going to cover)
(rough idea of the area we're going to cover)
look at that hog!
....she's truly worth of the nom de guerre 'Millennium Falcon'
(my bicycles have always been called MFalcons since I was a youngling)
look at that hog!
….she's truly worth of the nom de guerre 'Millennium Falcon'
(my bicycles have always been called MFalcons since I was a youngling)
S'GO!
S'GO!
Tour Guide Claudia, why do you have to ride so fast?
Tour Guide Claudia, why do you have to ride so fast?
this is a good shot of all of us:

Yours Truly (behind the camera)
Claudia, tour guide
Jim, my fellow countryman
B, Jim's mail-order bride
this is a good shot of all of us:

Yours Truly (behind the camera)
Claudia, tour guide
Jim, my fellow countryman
B, Jim's mail-order bride

hey hipsters - how's this for a fixie?
hey hipsters – how's this for a fixie?
Peru's Poet Laureate used to live there. Huzzah.
Peru's Poet Laureate used to live there. Huzzah.
"Claudia, have you ever seen the American film Premium Rush?"
"no, Josh"
"no you haven't? or no I can't?"
"Josh, Lima can be a very dangerous city if you're stuipd"
"Claudia, have you ever seen the American film Premium Rush?"
"no, Josh"
"no you haven't? or no I can't?"
"Josh, Lima can be a very dangerous city if you're stuipd"
Ladies and Gents, the Ozzie embassy.
This is beachfront.
No other embassies in the neighborhood.
Well done, convicts.
I doff my cap.
Ladies and Gents, the Ozzie embassy.
This is beachfront.
No other embassies in the neighborhood.
Well done, convicts.
I doff my cap.
This is supposed to be a lookout except that it's foggier than Daredevil's best friend.
I tell everyone that I'm from San Francisco though, so I can't complain too loudly.
This is supposed to be a lookout except that it's foggier than Daredevil's best friend.
I tell everyone that I'm from San Francisco though, so I can't complain too loudly.
legend says that if you hold your breath and run across this bridge
your dreams will come true
I did it twice
and I still can't shoot lasers from my eyeballs
just saying
legend says that if you hold your breath and run across this bridge
your dreams will come true
I did it twice
and I still can't shoot lasers from my eyeballs
just saying
in typical Catholic fashion
these statutes commemorate two romantic fools that fell in love
and got married
but not to each other
in typical Catholic fashion
these statutes commemorate two romantic fools that fell in love
and got married
but not to each other
♫  so you're a little bit older and a lot less bolder 
than you used to be 
so you used to shake 'em down 
but now you stop and think about your dignity 
come back baby
Rock 'n Roll never forgets
♫ so you're a little bit older and a lot less bolder
than you used to be
so you used to shake 'em down
but now you stop and think about your dignity
come back baby
Rock 'n Roll never forgets
"I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me"
"I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me"
♫  you got the Mormons
and the drinkers
and the Mormons who drink
now pay attention because it ain't as simple as you think
they say there's some
that don't believe in either
but I ain't seen 'em yet
and my pa ain't neither
♫ you got the Mormons
and the drinkers
and the Mormons who drink
now pay attention because it ain't as simple as you think
they say there's some
that don't believe in either
but I ain't seen 'em yet
and my pa ain't neither
in typical Catholic fashion
two romantic fools that fell in love
and got married not-to-each-other
they jumped off these cliffs
at 1pm on a Monday
I have no idea why that's important
but apparently it is
in typical Catholic fashion
two romantic fools that fell in love
and got married not-to-each-other
they jumped off these cliffs
at 1pm on a Monday
I have no idea why that's important
but apparently it is
I come from one of the largest countries on the planet
and certainly the most diverse
I truly believe that diversity is our greatest strength
and the direct reason for our current hegemony
....having said that
there are many flavors of Americans
and Jim is not my favorite type
he is of the sort that describes each country
by their unique items on the McDonald's menu
I come from one of the largest countries on the planet
and certainly the most diverse
I truly believe that diversity is our greatest strength
and the direct reason for our current hegemony
….having said that
there are many flavors of Americans
and Jim is not my favorite type
he is of the sort that describes each country
by their unique items on the McDonald's menu
good shot of the uphill climb
good shot of the uphill climb
Lima is a busy city
Lima is a busy city
this is probably the most badass graffiti I will ever see
this is probably the most badass graffiti I will ever see
♫  I've walked holes in both my shoes
counted the days since I've been gone
wasted time and money too
squandered youth in search of truth
♫ I've walked holes in both my shoes
counted the days since I've been gone
wasted time and money too
squandered youth in search of truth
a whole bunch of Italians shipped over and settled down in Peru
..this is a real live Bodega
(Northern Italians, Greg, it's okay)
a whole bunch of Italians shipped over and settled down in Peru
..this is a real live Bodega
(Northern Italians, Greg, it's okay)
something about "get a better lock"
something about "get a better lock"
yup, that's pretty much the entire Bay we just cycled
in other news, I got pretty undersold on Lima
yup, that's pretty much the entire Bay we just cycled
in other news, I got pretty undersold on Lima
this is called the Love Park
I don't get it
it was just some statute of Edward and Bella
take a trip to South Korea
they'll show you what Love Park really means
this is called the Love Park
I don't get it
it was just some statute of Edward and Bella
take a trip to South Korea
they'll show you what Love Park really means
why Lima - you surprise me with your beauty
why Lima – you surprise me with your beauty
I have no idea what the hell this is but I want to live there
I have no idea what the hell this is but I want to live there
apparently paragliding is a big thing here
I have exactly zero interest in it
apparently paragliding is a big thing here
I have exactly zero interest in it
I have no idea what this is - I could never get the website to resolve
but I don't care
this is AMAZING
and I wish it was mine
I have no idea what this is – I could never get the website to resolve
but I don't care
this is AMAZING
and I wish it was mine
♫  drink it like you mean it
like serious people do
like you’re down and broken-hearted
and you’ve got good reason to
drink it like you mean it 
to the bottom of the glass
with resolve and strong intention
drink it right down to the last
♫ drink it like you mean it
like serious people do
like you’re down and broken-hearted
and you’ve got good reason to
drink it like you mean it
to the bottom of the glass
with resolve and strong intention
drink it right down to the last
HOLY SHIT - I haven't seen this since Bangkok!
a Fenton-eating-fruit is happier than a clam-in-mud, my hand to Thor
HOLY SHIT – I haven't seen this since Bangkok!
a Fenton-eating-fruit is happier than a clam-in-mud, my hand to Thor
I bought five discs of fruit
these are the last two
the Palace of Justice is about 100 meters from the fruit stand
...I think I have a problem
I bought five discs of fruit
these are the last two
the Palace of Justice is about 100 meters from the fruit stand
…I think I have a problem
"step down from your chariot and let not your foot touch the Earth - servants, let there be spread before the house, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path"
"step down from your chariot and let not your foot touch the Earth – servants, let there be spread before the house, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path"
you can always kind of tell where the Europeans have been...
you can always kind of tell where the Europeans have been…
given that true intellectual and emotional compatability
are at the very least difficult
if not impossible to come by
we could always opt for the more temporal gratification
of sheer physical attraction
that wouldn't make you a shallow person-
would it?
given that true intellectual and emotional compatability
are at the very least difficult
if not impossible to come by
we could always opt for the more temporal gratification
of sheer physical attraction
that wouldn't make you a shallow person-
would it?
I take it back - THIS is the most badass graffiti I will ever see
I take it back – THIS is the most badass graffiti I will ever see
This might be my new thing. Taking pictures of statues from behind.
This might be my new thing. Taking pictures of statues from behind.
Lima - you're a real city!
Lima – you're a real city!
hey, it's another one of those old places they used to go to oppress women!
hey, it's another one of those old places they used to go to oppress women!
I want to own this. I would put it up in my office. Like Ronald Ulysses Swanson.
I want to own this. I would put it up in my office. Like Ronald Ulysses Swanson.
is it wrong that I like food courts so much?
in church, in bars and at work we're always trying to pretend
that we're something we're not
some other version of ourselves
something that we want other people to see
...but not at food courts
I never feel like someone is wearing a mask
at a food court
is it wrong that I like food courts so much?
in church, in bars and at work we're always trying to pretend
that we're something we're not
some other version of ourselves
something that we want other people to see
…but not at food courts
I never feel like someone is wearing a mask
at a food court
♫  last time I was in Amarillo I stayed up until dawn 
everybody was laughing and singing 
out on the back lawn
♫ last time I was in Amarillo I stayed up until dawn
everybody was laughing and singing
out on the back lawn
hey - my hometown has a statue a lot like this!
hey – my hometown has a statue a lot like this!
I don't know which one I liked better - the winged chick or macho man Randy Savage underneath her...
I don't know which one I liked better – the winged chick or macho man Randy Savage underneath her…
♫ freedom's just another word for nothing left to loose
    nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, no no
    ....and I'd trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday ♫
♫ freedom's just another word for nothing left to loose
nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, no no
….and I'd trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday ♫


let's lose charley