Another Side of Colombia

Remember how I volunteer on each trip and tell you all about it here about the organization on www.Rebel-With-A-Cause.org? Today’s that day. Well, it’s at least half that day. I’ll tell you about the volunteering today and, as soon as I get a chance, I’ll tell you about the great organization I did it with […]

The Bizarre Bazurto

Getsemani

I’m excited about today’s plan of a more local experience as I’ve found Cartagena’s concentration on tourists overwhelming. Each time I ask a local what I should do and where I should go in Colombia, everyone lists the same activities and offers to book them for me. It’s nice and helpful yet clear that they’re […]

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Church

Are you awake yet? Yeh, me neither. I didn’t sleep well for an unexpected reason. I was freezing. Luis got the air conditioning working in my room so well that, save for turning it off, I couldn’t figure out how to make it warmer. And when I turned it off, within five minutes I was […]

Back in the Saddle

Colombia Street Scene

Here we go! Back on the road again. It’s 11:00am I’m sitting here at the Fort Lauderdale airport feeling as if it might as well be 6:30am. My body seems to be conditioned, after so many early flights in my lifetime, to feel exhausted the moment I hop into an airport shuttle or car to […]

In Search of the Perfect Cup of Joe

Sanctuary

The voting is now closed and we actually have a winner. We knew I’d be heading south but the question was; where? Well, we now know. It was our closest vote yet but, after a tie-breaking extra day of voting, Colombia has narrowly beat out Belize. I’m sure I would have enjoyed the supposedly beautiful […]