A Gentlemen's Expedition involving a Land Rover with massive Arctic
tires, a substantial amount of whisky, and Cuban cigars. Reykjavik,
Myrdalsjökull glacier, basalt cliffs of Vik, Gulfoss falls,
Strokkur Geyser, and Thingvellir village. I'm going to be lazy,
and shamelessly link to Michael Strandberg's blogs from the trip:
Day 1: http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2011/01/20/iceland/
Day 2: http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2011/01/24/3185/
Day 3: http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2011/01/28/iceland-the-gentleman%c2%b4s-exploration-part-3/
& El Misti (2000)
have been known to exaggerate, but the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
are among the most awe-inspiring sights in South America. The
Inca Trail is a classic hike. Lesser known is the climb to the summit
of El Misti in nearby Arequipa.
in London (2001)
School is winding down in Philadelphia
and for the final semester I had the chance to do a three month
exchange to London Business School. A bit of shopping and luck landed
me in a posh apartment right in downtown London, beside Covent Garden
market. So I find myself in the middle of this great town, walking
around with my head craned up staring at the big monuments and rubbing
my hands together at the prospect of sampling all the restaurants
in the area - over 50 in a two block radius from my apartment!
Not only do I have the chance to live in London,
but class is only in session three days a week. Every week is a
super long weekend. After a few weeks of this I'm completely spoiled.
Thank goodness real work doesn't start till 2002. And of course,
planning for the Around-the-World trip has kicked up a notch - taking
up a good chunk of time.
this is Civilization