Santa Marta + Parque Tayrona

During one of my low moments in the Bog, I bought a flight to the Caribbean. One aspect of Colombia that I really admire is the geographic diversity: the Caribbean sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Amazon rainforest, the Tatacoa “desert”, and the Sierra Nevada mountains are all within short trip from Bogotá or the airport. Then, one…

Security in Colombia + Bogotá

Especially for those born to a US generation older than my own, Colombia conjures imagery of narco-traffickers, rebel soldiers hidden in the jungle, and kidnappings. But today, despite a US State Department travel warning, Colombia is very different from how it once was.

Down Days

Life is good here, and the travel to new places makes it really good, but, my life in Bogota is quiet most days. And all of the quiet, all of the alone time, inevitably leads to some down days.

Two Days in Machu Picchu

The Incan ruins, the valleys, and the mountains of Machu Picchu are far more amazing than I could have imagined. So, be prepared for a lot of pictures with this post– as well as travel advice tips for your Machu Picchu adventure.

Cusco, Peru

Cusco was a nice change of pace from the craziness of Bogotá. While, yes, of course Joe + I were still on guard about pickpockets (like in any city), it was a very different experience being a little more relaxed about safety and hearing English spoken in the streets from passing tourists and, well, seeing tourists around at…

Joe + Lo in Bo(gotá)

Unfortunately, my two weeks with Joseph here in South America have come to an end. He flew back to SF yesterday and I’m readjusting to Bogotano life solo once again. We had a wonderful time with about 10 days here in Bogota, then five days in Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru, but it still wasn’t long…