Tweet Recently I was contacted by some folks wanting copies of some of my old photos from a number of locations. Hopefully they end up liking some of them and using them. It did make me go back and re-edit some of my pictures from my RTW trip in 2009-10 though, which was good. This [...]
Tweet I have stayed in a few really bad hotels. Interestingly, although I have had some bad nights in hostels, I really haven’t stayed in a bad one yet. Luckily, I also haven’t spent too many bad nights in bad hotels either, since I try to usually get to a place early enough in the [...]
Tweet I am totally running the risk of upsetting the travel karma gods. I have more faith in the travel karma gods than any other variety out there, but I’m sure to annoy those varieties also. But I shall run these risks and write about last night and this morning, because it was the single [...]
Tweet Barichara is a well-preserved Colonial style town about thirty minutes away from San Gil, Colombia, where I have been staying for about a week or so. San Gil is up in the hills, roughly halfway between Santa Marta on the coast and Bogota. The weather here has been a welcome relief after a few [...]
Tweet When I told people at home that I was going down to Colombia to write for a few months this fall, there were a few common responses: Why Colombia? When are you going to get a real job again? Isn´t it dangerous there? And most often from the non-disbelieving, where in Colombia? I wasn´t [...]
Tweet After hanging out for a few days in Montevideo, Uruguay’s somewhat sleepy capital, I got talked into going to the tiny beach town of Cabo Polonio by a couple Aussies and a Kiwi. I had been hanging out with Liz, an Aussie, for a few days and she had heard about it from a [...]
Tweet My effort to circumnavigate the globe without leaving the ground almost ran aground before I left Central America. If and when you decide to go off on one of these personal odysseys, I suggest doing just a little bit of research before you set out. I, alas, hadn’t really done much of any research [...]
I never did play. I always figured that my Spanish wasn’t good enough and that when I thought “B36” was called out, it might have been “B16” and so on. I really didn’t want to be the gringo that called out “Bingo!” and when my card was quickly checked, it turned out that I had marked half of the slots incorrectly.