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Sunrise:  Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

IN CELEBRATION OF PLANET EARTH

TODAY IS EARTH DAY!   For 43 years on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.     As an informed global traveler, I am acutely aware of the […]

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Psychedelic Bulls Go Bathing

Into the Mountains and Manizales I arrived in Manizales rather late due to rain-related road delays.  Fortunately, I was able to get a bed at my residence of choice, Base Camp Hostel.  Manizales is a university town in the mountains.  About 100,000 of the 400,000 residents attend one of the multiple universities.  Manizales has a […]

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MY DAY IN GUATAPE

A very big rock, a beautiful lake and the challenges of traversing a very wet Colombia Did I mention the rain?  After three months of no rain, I arrived in Medellin.  It was beautiful for three days. After that it rained every day and still does.   It rained every afternoon and almost every night. […]

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Medellin

I recently spent just over two weeks in Medellin, Colombia.  When I arrived from Cartagena, I had no idea that I would be there more than a few days.  However, a cracked tooth and the loss of my hard drive altered my itinerary, for the better I think.   Both were repaired exceptionally well and […]

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Aerial View of Cartagena

It was my last morning in Cartagena.  I had been eyeing this building for days and had determined early-mid morning would be optimal light. So I walked over from the hotel and found the requisite shotgun toting guard at the door.  For 10 minutes, I repeatedly tried to explain to him that I wanted to […]

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Soaking in a Volcano!

During my travels in Central America I have hiked and climbed several volcanoes.  Toward the end of my stay in Cartagena I visited Volcun Totumo which at roughly 18 meters high is by far the shortest to date.  We booked the trip through our hotel and the cost was US$14 per person.  This included round […]

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CARTEGENA, COLOMBIA-THE OLD CITY

I recently spent five days in Cartagena.  Cartagena was founded in 1533 and was rebuilt in 1552, folowing an extensive fire.  It quickly grew into the primary Spanish Carribean port and was the storehouse for plundered Peruvian gold awaiting shipment to the Spanish Crown. Following numerous seiges including one by Sir Francis Drake, Spain began […]

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