February 22, 2001 - A Tale of Ten Cities
In order to avoid the high costs, I go on a power tour of the rest of Europe, taking advantage of offers from friends and family to visit. In my whirlwind tour, I pass through France, England, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, and Greece.
December 11, 2000 - The Accidental Babysitter
What was supposed to be a relaxing visit to one of Spain's most interesting cities turns into an exercise in sleep deprivation, as I get tricked into playing babysitter for a troubled soul.
November 7, 2000 - Any Port in a Storm
With only a few hours separating me from an
entirely different country, I decide to take a
side trip to Portugal, where I soon find myself
on the motorcycle trip from hell.
May 17, 2000
- Breathless in Seattle
Gloomy skies and rain leave me feeling
like I've been mysteriously transported back to America's
Pacific Northwest, rather than being in the tropical,
equadorian country of Ecuador.
May 7, 2000 - The
Two Faces of Colombia
In an apparent paradox, I find a magical
land of lush mountains and wonderfully warm people amid
a country ravaged by kidnappings, killings, and guerrilla
Apr. 2, 2000 - They
Call Me Gringo
As pavement turns to dirt and my relative
anonymity turns into a rolling freak show, it becomes
apparent that I have crossed the border into a new land,
the land of Guatemala.