Monday, March 23, 2009

Argentina is cooler than you

Holly crap this town is so badass. OK ok so everyone takes siestas but forreal they close shop up at like 2 and then reopen for dinner at like 10pm and then they start partying at like 12 till around 6 in the morning. Oh yeah and the ugliest girl I saw there was as hot as the hottest girl I went to high school with. Oh yeah while I was there I also met the most hillarious english kids named Ollie and Jez. here´s some pics.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


so yeah the internet in chili is faster so here are some of the videos I've been taking.
A cab we took in cuzco

Crazy cab ride in cuzco from Dominic Fawcett on Vimeo.
This is from our hike towards Machu Picchu along Peruvian train tracks.

train from Dominic Fawcett on Vimeo.
Our friends Matias and Lorenzo talkin politics

train tunnel from Dominic Fawcett on Vimeo.
This is Machu Picchu

this is machu picchu from Dominic Fawcett on Vimeo.
This is the train we took from peru to chili to cross the border

Riding on the train from Dominic Fawcett on Vimeo.


here's some pics I took on the bus ride over here and last night once we got into Santiago

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

moving pictures

Here are some videos
this Mattias he´s the shit

Last two days chillin out in cuzco before the never ending bus ride

So within the last two days our Argentinian friends left to continue their travels which was sad but we are going to meet up with our friend Mattias in Argentina. I can´t wait. Except for the fact that it´s gonna be like a four day bus ride but it´ll be worth it. Here´s some pics of the last few days.

Monday, March 9, 2009

new sleepyhead video

aside from the trip I just watched this new passion pit video it is the raddest video ever

"Sleepyhead" by Passion Pit from Barker Gerard on Vimeo.

hiking pictures

Here's some pics. from the hike and Machu Picchu. I'll try to put up the videos later.

Also here are some of the songs that were going through my head the whole time.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

One year in three days

On the fifth we took a 5 hr. bus ride from Cuzco to santa maria. I wrote a poem.

On a bus in the middle of everywhere
The distance between my mind and the vastness that is the universe
is becoming smaller and smaller.
I have come to belive that soon enough
my thoughts will leave my brain towards the stars
and instantly manifest
before my eyes.

We went on this trek through the Andies with these Argentinian kids and some kids from Main with no guide, down a road that was closed, for I think over a year, due to landslides. When we asked the best way to start this trail all the locals looked at us like we were nuts. Around an hour into it we had to climb over land slide debree near the edge of the biggest cliff I´d ever seen. One land slide was so bad that while scaling (with no rope) a piece of the rock broke from under my foot and I almost lost my footing and grip. Then I froze up and kinda freaked and Natalie had to talk me through it which was demasculating to say the least haha. Once we all reached the other side we were all on this lifetime high and had shared this new conection that only happens, I presume, in situations such as that. As if it weren´t beautiful enough now we were all humbled due to the fear that had shot through us from such a scary task. It got so dark that once we hit the main road our frinds talked to a guy in this army looking truck and he let us hitch it to the next town. The first night we crashed in tents in a small town that was called Santa Teresa then we hiked through the jungle on railroad tracks all the way to aquas calliente which is the base of Machu Picchu. We stayed at a hotel for 12.5 soles each, roughly $4 us dollars. All of us went out to eat then got some beers and hung out in one of our rooms and drank and played the most complicated Argentinian card game of all time. We woke up at like 4 am and started hiking up the mountain to Machu Picchu .The stars were so bright it was completely unbelievable. The mountains around here are rediculous. When we hiked up towards the expiered Inca village, about half way up, we were above the clouds, the first time I´ve experienced that out side a plane. It was too much. When we got to Machu Piccu I seriously couldn´t speak for the first couple seconds. I have never seen anything that amazing. Plus all the treking and risks we took to get there made it even more worth it. All in all it was more than an enlightening experience. I am thankful for the other worlds that I am becoming exposed too and thankful that things bigger than myself and my thoughts exist too make me feel one with this feeling of the need to see more that I´ve had since before I can remember.
PS I´ll post pics later the internet is horrible in this town.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cuzco´s rad

So the bus ride was nuts but we did get to watch explorers (with a young Ethan hawk and Rivers Phoenix and three kings which was sweet and we met these kids from Main who ended up staying in the same hostel as us called Loki which is awsome. There´s way more people here and last night we went to this bar that had a peruvian band. They covered R.E.M. and Sublime in half english half spanish and they looked like they were 16 but they ripped on their instruments. Tomarrow Natalie and I and those kids we met from the bus are gonna hike a trail thru the jungle and camp out. Then were gonna hike up to Machu Pichu. Should be rad. I´ll post more pics later.

Monday, March 2, 2009

airplane all day

So the majority of yesterday was spent on a plane. yay. but the clouds were super rad, and i got to sit next to natalie instead of some fat stranger so that was cool. we landed in lima at like 7pm and stayed at this preatty nice but way too quiet hostel. now were gonna ride a bus for 21 hours from lima to cuzco, so that should be fun haha. anyways here´s some pics I took.