Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I had lots of photos to share, but my backpack was stolen in the bus terminal as I was leaving Cusco, and I lost my camera, passport, and some other things. So it may be awhile before I post any more photos.
Monday, May 15, 2006
This is Westminster Abbey, probably the most beautiful building I've seen in all of my travels.
This is the changing of guard at Buckingham Palace.
This is a building in Brighton built by one of the kings.
For me the highlight of the trip was a visit to the Eden Project, the largest plant conservatory in the world.
We also walked around the moors one day and visited a fourteenth century church that we found on top of a hill.
This is my daughter. She´s completely mastered dressing like a Brit, but still has some work to do on the accent.
I´m taking one more step toward figuring out what I want to be when I grow up, spending about eight months in Peru working on various social development projects. The non-profit organization that I started four years ago, Una Familia, has been supporting three projects here, near Lima, Cusco and Trujillo. They are all very different, involving health, education and security, but what they all have in common is empowerment of people to create a better life for themselves and their children.
As many of you know, I´ve been trying for the last several years to make a transition from doing what I´m good at (software engineering) to doing what I love to do (international development). I happened to bring along a book of poems by Robert Frost, and these lines from the end of ¨Two Tramps In Mud Time¨ seem to describe what I´m trying to accomplish in my personal life.