A 'Year of Living Dangerously'
June 2003 - April 2004
'Wild, weird climes lying most sublime. Out of Space, Out of Time.'
This is how I spent my sabbatical.
For a rationale of why I did this, see here.
Click on BACKPACKING under each destination for information about the area.
All photos taken during this sabbatical year are here.
A summary of where I walked can be found here.
The travel diary OF THE ENTIRE JOURNEY can be found here.
JUNE 13: The last day of my ten-year career at Lincoln School.
JUNE 30 - JULY 9: Jujuy, Humahuaca and Iruya.
BACKPACKING around Iruya.
JULY 10 - JULY 18: Arica and Lauca National Park.
BACKPACKING through Lauca.
JULY 19 - 31: Arequipa and the Cotahuasi Canyon.
BACKPACKING in the Cotahuasi Canyon.
AUGUST 5 - 7: Chiclayo and Tucumé.
AUGUST 12 - 27: Chachapoyas - the ruins of Kuelap and Gran Vilaya.
BACKPACKING from Chachapoyas to Ocalli.
SEPTEMBER 5 - 21: Cuzco and the Inca ruins of Choquequirao.
BACKPACKING to Choquequirao.
SEPTEMBER 28: Santa Cruz.
OCTOBER 1 - 15: the Chaco - Filadelfía - the border with Brazil.
BACKPACKING the Chaco.
OCTOBER 17: Rio.
NOVEMBER 28: Guatemala City - Antigua.
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 22: Flores and the Petén; Belize
BACKPACKING among the Mayan ruins of Yaxha, Nakum and Tikal.
DECEMBER 27 - JANUARY 7: Panajachel and Lago Atitlan.
7 days spent BACKPACKING around the lake.
JANUARY 10 - 12: Copan.
JANUARY 13 - 14: Santa Rosa de Copan
JANUARY 15 - 25: La Ceiba - Pico Bonito.
BACKPACKING through Pico Bonito.
FEBRUARY 3: Tegucigalpa.
FEBRUARY 5 - 14: Gracias and vicinity, including Celaque National Park.
BACKPACKING through the area.
FEBRUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 25: Tegucigalpa - Juticalpa - Gualaco - Sierra de Agalta.
BACKPACKING around Sierra de Agalta.
FEBRUARY 29 - MARCH 9: Granada.
MARCH 2 - 8: BACKPACKING around the island of Ometepe.
MARCH 10: San Jose.
MARCH 15 - 23: Corcovado National Park.
BACKPACKING through Corcovado with some very cool guys.
APRIL 7 - 11: San Esteban - Dulce Nombre de Culmí.
BACKPACKING through the region.
APRIL 17 - 21: In Antigua preparing to return to the US after 11 years in Latin America.
APRIL 21: Portland, Oregon.