Delicious Food, Monks, and a Racist Bar Proprietor

I’ve just eaten some very tasty vegetarian Chinese buffet (that I would return to more than once while in Georgetown), and I’m walking around aimlessly. A couple of trishaw (bike taxi) drivers are seated on the sidewalk playing checkers with beer bottle caps. On the building across the street is a large mural of aContinue reading “Delicious Food, Monks, and a Racist Bar Proprietor”

Mud, Tea, and Selfies

The temperature in KL is already miserable by the time we leave at 8 in the morning. As we ascend through the lush hills, the outside temperature starts to resemble the air-conditioned tundra that is common in these types of buses. The mountains are covered in greenery and fog. When we step off the busContinue reading “Mud, Tea, and Selfies”

Acatenango: The Third Highest Peak in Central America

We have doubts and we haven’t even stopped for lunch—the halfway point. Our packs are heavy, with 5 liters of water, clothes, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, cooking supplies. The first hour of the hike up Acatenango Volcano was straight up. It isn’t much better now. We stop for lunch at our halfway point andContinue reading “Acatenango: The Third Highest Peak in Central America”