Site Retirement

Site Retirement

I recently took a trip to Panama City.  I had all intentions of writing about it when I came back, but realized that I could no longer meet the goals of this site.  The site had been designed to talk about traveling Latin America solo and inexperienced.  When I started out, I even marked areas… Continue Reading

Ms. Universe, Paulina Vega is sure to bring more notoriety to Barranquilla

Ms. Universe, Paulina Vega is sure to bring more notoriety to Barranquilla

As late as yesterday, you may have only heard of the city of Barranquilla, Colombia in relation to the oh-so-famous Shakira.  Today, as the world awakens to the news that the new Miss Universe, Pualina Vega, is also from Barranquilla, some people might find themselves wanting to know more about this Colombian costal city.  Paulina… Continue Reading

Crossing the Darien Gap

Crossing the Darien Gap

The infamous Darien gap is one of the most notorious stretches of land in all of Latin America. Only the most foolhardy of travelers have attempted to cross over from Panama to Colombia on land and as brave as I thought I was I had no desire in doing so. This part of the world… Continue Reading

Manizales, Colombia: A Place For Everyone

Manizales, Colombia: A Place For Everyone

Who wouldn’t love Manizales, Colombia?   In my mind, Manizales is the great getaway for pretty much ANYONE!  Let me share with you some of the things that I did that make me think that just about everyone should love this small city. First, how I ended up packing so much into one trip. Several… Continue Reading

San Bernardo Mummies: A modern day phenomena in Colombia

San Bernardo Mummies: A modern day phenomena in Colombia

My first thoughts when I heard about the San Bernardo mummies were of corpses delicately dressed in strips of linens and laid into custom made caskets.  Images of Tut’s Tomb didn’t seem to mix well with local customs, but they came to mind anyways.  In fact, after seeing the San Bernardo mummies, I had to… Continue Reading