30 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): We got hooked up with a Jewish community in Quito, and we went to Kabbalat Shabbat at the synagouge and seder at the rabbi’s backyard. It was kind of awesome. The food was excellent, and there were a ton of children running around talking and knocking things over and riding […]
31 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): I’ve been reading a bunch about money (mostly because of Bitcoin) and some pieces about the deep structural problems of fiat currency, particularly the US dollar. Ecuador has put some perspective on that. The late 90s sounds like it was an unadulterated shitshow here. Credit booms, high-risk government-backed loans, weather-related […]
1 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): Yesterday in Quito and today (last night we stayed in the airport hotel in Lima) have been rough for me. The immodium I took before the jungle has completely worn off, and Leah has been a champ taking care of me feeling miserable while we trudge from Quito to Lima […]
2 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): Leah is down. I’m feeling a lot better today, but she is down hard from the altitude. Here she is totally incredulous about the size of the saltine I’m expecting her to eat.
3 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): Because we’re still taking it pretty easy, I really haven’t snapped all that many pics of this stunning city. But, we did manage to take a rather long walking tour (during which it rained or hailed nearly the entire time). In our group was a religious Jewish family with 6 […]
4 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): I loooooooove Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Ever since living in northern Virginia, I just can’t get enough of the stuff. So far in Cusco, this is my second quarter-bird, and here are my thoughts: (1) the chickens are large, like American-broiler large, (2) the green sauce is pretty bland and not […]