Monthly Archives: October 2009

Climbing to the spot on Earth closest to the Sun (Day 388)

No, I did not climb Everest.  I have summited Mount Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador: (I try to use only my pics on this blog, but the mountain was shrouded in clouds while I was there, so I have … Continue reading

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Touring the famous Galapagos Islands (Day 378)

I just returned to Quito after a one-week visit to the Galapagos Islands.  You have probably seen these islands on some TV documentary.  They are quite famous for a few reasons.  One is the large number of endemic species of animals here.  … Continue reading

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Drink with me on New Years Eve (Day 373)

This is an idea I have had for a long time.  As I contemplate another holiday season on the road, far away from friends and family, I think it time I give it a go.  This is going to require … Continue reading

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Colombia, from Cartagena to Cali (Day 367)

Hola, mis amigos!  In my last week in Colombia, I visited the famous city of Cartagena.  I´m not much of a city or architecture guy, but the old part of this city is beautiful.  About 500 years ago it was an … Continue reading

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Jungle trekking in search of a lost city (Day 360)

This story begins about 1200 years ago, deep in the jungles of what is now Colombia.  The indigenous peoples of the day carved 150 stone terraces into the side of a valley.  On these terraces they built a large city … Continue reading

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