Let me shoot down your excuses and get you out of the country! Vamos amigos!
Cali is a sprawling city of great food, Salsa (not the food), and art. No matter which corner you turn, you'll probably find all 3. Today, Cali is quite a nice place to be, but that wasn't always the case. In the 80's it was home to a major drug cartel that brought a lot … Continue reading Colombia Chronicles II: Cali
A grey town really, but worth stopping by if you ever find yourself in southern Colombia in the mountainous department of Nariño.
The simple life of a backpacker can open more doors than you'd imagine.
I believe I've been on the road for about 3 months now, it's hard to tell really, there aren't seasons down here, the weather only changes when I change locations. The nice part, though, is that I haven't blown my budget and appear to be on track for skipping the cold northern winter. In fact, … Continue reading The Mexico Mix Up
Tips for dealing with the stay-at-home-blues.
After having saved and budgeted my money to take off over a year of work, I wanted to offer some tips to any of you who may have wanted to do long-term travel but can't seem to be able to save. Traveling is the best investment of your money, you learn and expand your mind, … Continue reading A Lesson in Budgeting: Colombian Life
Why would you go there? You're crazy! Isn't it dangerous? You'll be killed! These were the common responses I received when I informed the friendly folks who seem to care about me that I would be remaining in Colombia for an extended stay. I have been here for several months now and I would like … Continue reading On Colombia
Starting the hike with absolutely no idea about any real details except hearsay, I set off to climb Volcan Galeras, our local 14,000+ foot volcano with a few friends. Start early, be back for a late lunch and nap. No problem. Wrong. 12 hours. 12 hours of hiking. As if that weren't bad enough, I … Continue reading Misadventure part XXII