Micah Redding — humanity, technology & the future

around the world in 40 days

I don't speak the language

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 14-country tour of the world. Our first two countries were Peru and Chilé. I do not speak Spanish. I like not speaking the language. I keep being told that I would enjoy it better if I spoke Spanish, and could conve...

Itinerary

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16 stop, 14 country tour of the world. We're currently in Chilé. Here's our full itinerary: Lima (LIM) May 18, 2012 04:30 AM. Cuzco (CUZ) May 19, 2012 02:00 PM. Lima (LIM) May 22, 2012 01:25 PM. Santiago (S...

Carrying Cash

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16 stop, 14 country tour of the world. The most annoying thing about this trip so far has been using currency. Carrying cash does not make me feel powerful. Carrying cash makes me feel vulnerable, like a target. Car...

Exile

In some ways, this trip is a vacation. In other ways, it's a self-imposed exile, in which we must slum around the world, often without food, showers, or the benefits of clean clothing. The terms of our exile are these: * 40 days, almost 6 weeks...
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First day in Peru

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16 stop, 14 country tour of the world. These are my experiences. So perhaps my pen will behave. We have just missed a flight to Singapore, and I'm guessing we will be spending our first (unscheduled) night in the ai...

The Process

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16-stop, 14-country tour of the world. This has become our process. Arrive at the airport. Make it through customs. Explain that no, we're not carrying any baggage except these two backpacks. Fight off the taxi dr...

I'm back

I'm back. I've been back in the USA for about a week now, and in that week, I've had to re-adjust to life in a country where walking in front of buses is not a good idea, where the primary and only signs are in English, and where I can type on a ...
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The Mountain That Bested Me

From my trip journal - Monday, May 21, 2012 Aguas Calientes, Peru. After a day of climbing around Machu Picchu, hiking to the Inca Bridge, and then through the many many terraces of the little stone village itself, we had a day to spend exploring...