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

Barranquilla Carnival: 09 Feb 2013

Barranquilla Carnival: 09 Feb 2013

Reminder/Update: The Barranquilla Carnival is coming up soon!  If you were planning to attend this year, you’d better get on in. Welcome to the Barranquilla Carnival The party in Barranquilla started before I ever left the airport.  Shots, beers, and souvenirs were handed out by pretty ladies at every point on the way out the… Continue Reading

My First Christmas in Latin America

My First Christmas in Latin America

An Entire Year Ends with Christmas in Latin America I’ve finally celebrated my first New Years and Christmas in Latin America.  Looking back I have to say that 2013 was a good year.  I arrived in Colombia on January 25th of 2013 and pretty much settled in.  My original plan was actually to only be… Continue Reading

Colombia Travel Tips

Colombia Travel Tips

I often receive questions here on my blog about traveling Colombia.  I do my best to answer any questions I get and that’s usually the last I hear from them.  But recently an old Army buddy of mine reached out to tell me he’ll be in Colombia soon.  Although he is Colombian, he hasn’t been… Continue Reading

Maddening Fireworks in Medellin Colombia

Maddening Fireworks in Medellin Colombia

It all start just after the sun went down a little after 6 PM last night.  I’m not sure there is any such thing as a night without fireworks in Medellin, but this night was supposed to be the big one.  A handful at a time would sneak their way into the nights sky up… Continue Reading