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.

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

2003

 

ARGENTINA

JUNE 13: The last day of my ten-year career at Lincoln School.

JUNE 30 - JULY 9: Jujuy, Humahuaca and Iruya.

BACKPACKING around Iruya.

 

CHILE

JULY 10 - JULY 18: Arica and Lauca National Park. 

BACKPACKING through Lauca.

 

PERU

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.

 

BOLIVIA

SEPTEMBER 28: Santa Cruz.

 

PARAGUAY

OCTOBER 1 - 15: the Chaco - Filadelfía - the border with Brazil.

BACKPACKING the Chaco.

 

BRAZIL

OCTOBER 17: Rio.

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

GUATEMALA

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.

 

2004

 

HONDURAS

  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.

 

NICARAGUA

FEBRUARY 29 - MARCH 9: Granada.

MARCH 2 - 8: BACKPACKING around the island of Ometepe.

 

COSTA RICA

  MARCH 10: San Jose.

  MARCH 15 - 23: Corcovado National Park. 

BACKPACKING through Corcovado with some very cool guys.

 

HONDURAS

APRIL 7 - 11: San Esteban - Dulce Nombre de Culmí. 

BACKPACKING through the region.

 

GUATEMALA

APRIL 17 - 21: In Antigua preparing to return to the US after 11 years in Latin America.

 

USA

APRIL 21: Portland, Oregon.