Daily Archives: February 23, 2011

Journey to the top – Part 1

Machu Pichu near Cusco, Peru

   I’m going to be honest, I think the reason I wanted to go to Peru to begin with was to see Machu Pichu.  So of course we decided to do it first thing… well sort of. Getting to Machu Pichu has got to be the most difficult thing in the entire world. One just doesn’t hope off the plane in Peru and head up the mountain. No, its like a freakin adventure quest. Not to sound like a huge nerd, but it reminded me of the Zelda 64 game I played when I was younger where…okay stopping before the … Read More

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Accra

So I finally made it to Ghana. After some drama regarding who would take me to my hotel (La Palm Royal Beach Hotel), I eventually made it and got settled in. The hotel was a little… strange. It felt like a really nice hotel that maybe was abandoned for 20 years. There were lots of long empty hallways leading to even bigger empty rooms. All of the rooms were cabana style and my cabana was really far from the main lobby. Technically our hotel was on the beach, but the gate to the path that led down to the beach … Read More

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Gone (or attempting to be gone) to Ghana

Destination: Accra, GhanaWhen: March 2009 In 2009, I got to go to Ghana for work. At this point I decided that I was an official baller. Delta, as always was ready to crush my spirit. This is the story. The original plan was to fly from Dulles to Ghana through Amsterdam. I had an 8 hour layover in Amsterdam so I was even plan to leave the airport for a quick canal tour. ProTip: Don’t ever make plans that rely on the punctuality of Delta. So I arrive at the airport, check my bag, get my tickets and head to … Read More

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