Category Archives: Caribbean South America

More Venezuelean Goodness (Day 593)

After all the trekking and waterfall-watching recently, I am a little tired out.  So, I have been hanging out in some beach towns for a little vacation.  Here are a few more Venezuelean thoughts: Ever wonder where those huge, boat-sized … Continue reading

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Of tepuis and the world´s highest waterfall (Day 589)

In Venezuela you can find these crazy table-top mountains called tepuis.  I have just climbed one called Roraima.  To help put these mountains into perspective, I have consulted my friend The Internet to find a good aerial picture to supplement … Continue reading

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Going through the Guianas (Day 571)

After French Guiana I travelled through the other two little countries that make up the Guianas:  Suriname and Guyana.  I sort of zipped through.  I feel like French Guiana was more action-packed and these two were a little tamer.  But … Continue reading

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I’m in France?!? How did this happen?? (Day 565)

It’s true.  I just spent 10 days in France.  The language was French, as was the flag flown, the money was the Euro, everybody drove Peugeots, and the baguettes were excellent.  It was France through and through. But, I never … 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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Ceiling fan injury on my 2-year “I quit my job” anniversary (Day 355)

True story.  On this day, 2 years ago, I walked out of my office at Microsoft, off into the setting sun, similar to the end of those old western movies.  At least, that´s how I like to remember it.  In … Continue reading

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