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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

Banos, Ecuador; my favorite stop

Banos, Ecuador; my favorite stop

Reaching Banos Ecuador Needless to say, I was a bit worn out after my speed trip through Guayaquil.  I was really looking forward to these rumored natural hot springs and breathtaking views.  But my trip to Banos was not off to the cleanest start.  About two hours into my trip, I was posting to my… Continue Reading

Screwing Myself in Esmeraldas Ecuador

Screwing Myself in Esmeraldas Ecuador

If Ecuador was a giant craphole, Esmeraldas was the steamiest turd. Not that all of Ecuador was bad, but most of it wasn’t good.  I headed out of Santo Domingo de los Colorados on a bus heading to Esmeraldas.  This leg of the journey was planned to visit someone who had reached out to me… 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