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solbeam Equipped with backpack, blog and her sense of Wonder, a perpetual pilgrim wanders aimfully on....


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the not so sunny side

Wednesday, 29 Dec 2004 | Views [1690]

(My entire hostel in Cartegena was woken up and all the rooms were systematically searched on the morning of the weekend that Bush visited Uribe in Cartegena last month. Snipers patrolled the rooftops and police and military (readily equipped ... Read more >

Tags: columbia, history & politics

meet my family

Friday, 24 Dec 2004 | Views [3460]

After enjoying our evening English sessions so much, I was invited to move into the house to share in a season with one of the most carinoso , loving and fun families I’ve ever encountered in my travels. Now, I’m quite conscious that here in the ... Read more >

Tags: family

the joy margin

Friday, 17 Dec 2004 | Views [1132]

There comes a point, along the path of every traveller, when in one neck-stiffening and heart-palpitating moment, you come to a course changing conclusion enlightened by a single flashing revelation... Um. Pretty, yes. But the enlightenment I´m ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

the beach

Friday, 10 Dec 2004 | Views [809]

On to Arecifes Beach in the Parque Tayrona... To find me, follow these simple directions: Life`s too fun.

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Looking Up

Sunday, 5 Dec 2004 | Views [2643] | Comments [2]

The heat has exhausted me and I slide under the shade of a palm-thatched hut on the beachfront. Small, tanned, naked children roll around on the sand floor absorbed in their individual imaginations. I smile, again admire the world that those under ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Playa Blanca, Islas de Rosaria

Wednesday, 1 Dec 2004 | Views [4174] | Comments [1]

Journal Entry December 1st, 2004 Playa Blanca, Islas de Rosaria Off of coast of Cartegena, Colombia Yesterday, today, tomorrow. 365 days a year, For millennia upon millennia. Over desert, jungle, city and sea. In the slums, on the streets and ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

monsoon hiking

Sunday, 28 Nov 2004 | Views [4681]

You COULD hike to La Ciudad Perdida in the dry season, but then you´d miss out on.. pre-hike muscle warm ups... showers with REAL water pressure... hour-after-hour of giggle worthy mud music... alternative modes of aerial transport.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

out of office

Saturday, 20 Nov 2004 | Views [996]

Wandering but not lost. On a 6 day trek to La Ciudad Perdida (the lost city.)

Tags: Adventures


Wednesday, 17 Nov 2004 | Views [1186]

Come closer my friend, for I have something to share with you that we don't necessarily want the rest of the world to know... Colombia is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E. *hands down* The best kept secret of South America. Where to start?! The gasp-worthy countryside? ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

off spring sprung

Friday, 12 Nov 2004 | Views [1433]

*Did you just get goosebumps? Because I did!* So my mother would like to clarify for the "blog-record" that she is NOT "fine" (as I had previously assumed and posted) with my going to Colombia, but, in her own words... "... Read more >

Tags: Adventures



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