Archive for June, 2009
Lima, LA, Chicago
Lima, LA, Chicago

Max temp: 102F outside Vegas airport (I didn’t leave the airconditioned building), 87F at 1am in Chicago. Start location: Los Angeles, CA End location: Chicago, IL I celebrated being back by flushing toilet paper, ordering a coffee that didn’t come in concentrated form, and by drinking water from a fountain. This morning I actually opened […]

Last day at the clinic, Cajamarca, Peru
Last day at the clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Today is our last day working in the Centro Medico “Padre Luis Tezza” in Cajamarca. Despite the fact that we were going to do some amazing sightseeing in the coming days, I don’t think any of us wanted to stop working and leave the clinic. The medical folks had a lot of patients, so it […]

Cumbe Mayo, Peru
Cumbe Mayo, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other location: Cumbe Mayo, Peru Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,550 ft. Today got off to a rough start, but it was all my own fault. A late night in Usha Usha, after a rich meal with wine and Pisco does not make for a happy day of hiking at […]

Clinic and the Mountains, Peru
Clinic and the Mountains, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other locations: Mountains outside of town towards El Galeno mine Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,700 ft Today was a slow day at the clinic – very few patients. Found out that all of the cleft palate patients I had intended to photograph had already been treated by another group […]

Clinic and Banos del Inca, Peru
Clinic and Banos del Inca, Peru

Location: Cajamarca, Peru [umap id=”34485″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] Max altitude: 8800 ft. After a couple of pretty intense days the pace has caught up with me. I managed to stay more or less on top of journal entries and photos for the first few days – adrenaline helps – but at a certain point I had […]

Second Day of Clinic, Cajamarca, Peru
Second Day of Clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Breakfast is served from 7-8:30 and we leave for the clinic at 08:30. All I have to do is shower and get dressed – I could roll out of bed at 07:30 and have plenty of time. Today started with pan flute music at full blast at 06:30. Grr. Today is going much the same […]

First day of clinic, Cajamarca
First day of clinic, Cajamarca

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru [umap id=”34485″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] End location: Cajamarca, Peru Miles today: Around town Miles total: Min altitude: 9000 ft Max altitude: Min temp: Max temp: Today has been incredible, and it’s only noon. I can’t believe I’m doing this, that I have this opportunity. I really can’t believe the doctors and nurses […]

Lima to Cajamarca, Peru
Lima to Cajamarca, Peru

Start location: Lima, Peru [umap id=”33055″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] End location: Cajamarca, Peru Miles today: Miles total: Min altitude: 113 ft / 34 m Max altitude: 9022 ft / 2750 m Min temp: Max temp: Had a hard time getting to sleep last night… might have taken 10 minutes. No problem getting out of bed in […]

Los Angeles to Lima, Peru
Los Angeles to Lima, Peru

Start location: Los Angeles, CA, USA [umap id=”33054″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] End location: Lima, Peru Miles today: (flight) Miles total: Min altitude: 126 ft / 38 m Max altitude: 128 ft / 34 m (not counting the flight) Min temp: Max temp: My day started off with a wakeup call from David at 6:45. I had […]

Columbus to Los Angeles
Columbus to Los Angeles

Start location: Columbus, Ohio [umap id=”33051″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] End location: Los Angeles, California Miles today: (flights?) Miles total: Min altitude: 126 ft / 38 m (LAX) Max altitude: 815 ft / 248 m (CMH) Min temp: 50-ish  (Milwaukee) Max temp: 81-ish (CMH) 15:00 Port Columbus Airport. My great amazing trip to the mountains of Peru […]