Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cartagena Colombia is SEXY

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I’m trying to find the perfect word to describe Cartagena Columbia.  It is sweet and romantic, with its cobblestone alleys and balconies overflowing with Bougainvillea. But it is also hot and sassy, sexy and loud, with music blaring from every …

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Hurts so good and I’m definitely a natural blond

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Finally…this was to be the day that I’d get pampered before returning to the real world. But first, a little splurge on typical Colombian coffee. Where else would you go but Juan Valdez, right? Anyway, I returned to my apartment …

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Hated it! Loved it!

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OK, the city is just cool! But not literally cool – it’s hotter than the Amazon here! I woke up nice and early and had a coffee in my apartment while the rest of the world got up. This town …

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Getting rid of the bad stuff and goodbyes

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Day five of our tour took us on our last jungle hike – about a 2 mile walk to the jungle to a waterfall. It was a beautiful and very hot and sweaty trip but it was so worth it. …

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A journey down the river

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Today we had a lazy day while our guides worked their butts off. We spent three hours poling down the river – well, Eloy and Edison poled while the rest of us searched for wildlife around the banks of the …

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Getting to know the Huaorani

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Thank goodness for new friends and good drugs; I was finally able to sleep last night! And I was a good bit less afraid. Trying to push rationality through fears is a difficult task for me but I was able …

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Ants taste like…lemon

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After breakfast we began a three hour hike to the first Huaorani community. We still didn’t see any mammals but lots of birds and insects and really amazing foliage. I will say that the jungle is much less scary in the …

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Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore

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This seems to be the month of my life for bringing all of my irrational fears to the surface. The night hike completely fell in line with that. We started out at dusk but almost as soon as we went …

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Welcome to the jungle

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I am in absolute awe! Everywhere I look there’s something new and fascinating. Let me back up. I was picked up bright and early by our naturalist guide Roberto and was quickly joined by the rest of our group. There …

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Two days in Quito is NOT ENOUGH

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Today was another exhilarating and fascinating and exhausting day in Quito. I’ve done free walking tours in other countries and the one in Quito gets rave reviews so I decided to give it a shot. These tours – in my …

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