Monthly Archives: November 2012

River Travel

Route: Tabatinga, Brazil (bordering Colombia and Peru) downriver to Manaus, Brazil Duration: 3.5 days, 3 nights Day 3 on the boat. I woke up to the breakfast bell ringing- buzz buzzzz!- and pulled up my eye mask to see the … Continue reading

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If a coconut falls in the jungle…

…you sure as hell better not be standing beneath it, those things hit the ground with fury. Tayrona National Park, in the Northeastern part of Colombia, is one magnificent place where the jungle meets the sea. It is absolutely gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Hammocks in Taganga

I’ve been laying in a hammock for three days now. Well, I’ve wandered around some, danced some, cooked a little and spoken quite a bit of Spanish. But mostly, I’ve been laying in hammocks watching the sky change. I love … Continue reading

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Playa Blanca

I had planned on staying on Playa Blanca, a beach on Isla Barú 45 minutes off the coast of Cartagena, for several nights, but after a series of events it turned into just one. I was lucky enough to make … Continue reading

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Clarity in Cartagena

“Somos jóvenes, este es nuestro tiempo.”  Hello clarity, good to see you again. I’ve been a little lost these past few days, but I’ve been embracing it. Yesterday I awoke to a sunrise over low rolling hills after a restless … Continue reading

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Medellin

As far as cities go, Medellin is a beautiful place. The city of “perpetual spring” is nestled between vibrant green mountains, where tiny communities have built upon the hills. Most people are kind, we`ve gotten used to the staring and … Continue reading

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Not All Words Are Cognates

Tonight we arrived in Medellín after a 10 hour bus trip, but first, Bogotá! Although it was a bit too chilly and a lot too smoggy for me, it definitely had it’s high points: -Valeria y Oscar, the absolute best … Continue reading

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