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Visiting Atacames Ecuador, A Much Needed Break

Visiting Atacames Ecuador, A Much Needed Break

Arriving in Atacames Ecuador After the week I’d had going through Quito, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, and Esmeraldas, arriving in Atacames Ecuador was a much needed breather.  Atacames is a peaceful beach town with friendly people that seem to outnumber the bars by about three. I arrived in Atacames after getting lost and confused… Continue Reading

Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Santo Domingo de los Colorados

How I ended up in Santo Domingo de los Colorados My first few days in Ecuador had been spent in Quito and I had a contact that I wanted to meet in Esmiraldas.  Rather than spending ten hours on the bus in one stint, I began looking or interesting stops along the way.  Santo Domingo… Continue Reading

Guatape Colombia: the town and the rock

Guatape Colombia: the town and the rock

Guatape was definitely one of my “must do’s” in Colombia.  Surprisingly, finding quality information in english was a little difficult.  The iconic image of a giant rock rising into the sky is only the beginning of what Guatape has to offer. Reaching Guatape Colombia As mentioned, good information in english was hard to come by.… Continue Reading

Paragliding over Medellin Colombia

Paragliding over Medellin Colombia

  Not much to say here really.  Just thought I would share some photos from my totally awesome trip paragliding over Medellin Colombia.           If you happen to be looking for the details… Directions: From Medellin, take the bus to San Pedro.  Get off at a little strip a few miles… Continue Reading

Pueblito Paisa: Medellin Colombia

Pueblito Paisa: Medellin Colombia

What is Pueblito Paisa? If you’re unfamiliar with the region the term Pueblito Paisa may be confusing.  A pueblito is simply a small town.  Paisa is a term used to describe the people of this particular region in Colombia.  It’s very similar to our use of “Yanks” to describe northerners, only they actually take pride… Continue Reading