Kongo finally arrives at his cute little centuries old boutique hotel in the middle of the Cusco historic district. The usual travel adventures are now safely in the rear view mirror. Late flights due to thunderstorms in Atlanta, late flights from Lima to Cusco caused by too many airplanes needing fuel (huh?) and the usual delays when group (groupo) traveling as you can only move as quickly as the slowest member of the entourage. Nothing serious but don’t question efficiencies about customs clearance or hotel check ins in certain parts of the world (this being one of them). Of course none of that really matters after you finally get to your destination! Kongo is very mañana and laid back now. Continue reading “Mucho Gusto Cusco”
Early this morning the monkey hiked along the San Diego River near his home. Surprisingly, the river was running strong. In fact, it was overrunning its banks and the usual hiking trails were under water. Kongo picked his way along the river from the Old Mission Dam to the bridge. Continue reading “San Diego River Walk”
This week’s photo challenge is a tough one for the monkey. Letters. Hmm. The L-O-V-E sculpture on 6th Avenue in NYC comes to mind but alas, Kongo doesn’t have a picture of that. He does have a picture of a statue of Pavol Hviezdoslav from Bratislava. Pavol was a Czech poet and dramatist and when you look at all the letters in his name and try to sound them out in your head it all starts going south about the time you get to the Z and Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters”
Cee’s challenge this week is shadows and Kongo loves taking portraits of people standing in shadows with a nice side light. Above Thom, a cowboy model in New Mexico, poses in the doorway of an old movie set at Eaves Ranch near Santa Fe. Read on for more shadows. Continue reading “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows”
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