Thursday, September 30, 2010

Buenos Aires

Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos AiresI arrived in Buenos Aires last November a few days before the start of a 3 week tour through Patagonia with GAP Adventures. My flight arrived around 8:00am, and I signed up for a ride with a local bus company to drop me off at the hotel for 1/5 the price of a taxi. ...Read the rest of this post...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colorful Historic Building in Colonia del SacramentoLast November, I had been staying in Buenos Aires for a few days before joining a tour through Patagonia. After reading this New York Times article, I had originally considered an overnight trip to Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo to coincide with the Saturday art markets. However, due to some last minute changes in itinerary, my time in ...Read the rest of this post...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Running Saved My Life

Rotoprone BedI haven’t been posting recently, with good reason. Over the last couple of months I have been in and out of the hospital or else recovering at home following illness that affected my respiratory system.

The short summary is I went into the hospital with advanced respiratory distress (ARDS) a few months ago due to an uncommon condition known as ...Read the rest of this post...