Category Archive: Travel

“The Aesthetic of Lostness”

I get it. I get why people are boring, or stationary, or afraid to do something different. Because it sucks. When you leave somewhere to get to know somewhere else, you run the… Continue reading

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How to….Flee the Country

From within the throes of starting Year Two in Colombia,  I thought I’d repost something I wrote about a year ago on moving abroad and long-term travel. Enjoy! How to….Flee the Country.

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Will the real Juan Valdez please stand up?

I’m really not trying to be all evasive and secretive by not writing anything about what I’ve been doing since…October? I’ve just been BUSY. School, rugby, prepping for visitors, socializing and weekend adventures… Continue reading

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“Have you ever met a cloud?”

“Have I met who?” There I was, a few thousand feet in the air casually chatting with Edward and gaping in disbelief at Chicamocha canyon below me. Seeing as the verb conocer means… Continue reading

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Chapter 6: The Wolfpack on a Boat

We spent two glorious days in the tiny town of Guatapé where we encountered much friendlier people and cleaner bodies of water than Medellín (Río Medellin=WOOF.) Guatapé is a massive, partially man-made lake… Continue reading

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Chapter 5: The Wolfpack Gets Insulted by Paisas

Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia, former drug cartel hub and home to the late Pablo Escobar (formerly the second most-dangerous city in the world), and a popular location for tourists and… Continue reading

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Chapter 4: The Wolfpack Climbs an Active Volcano, and Says Goodbye

Just a few of Cotopaxi’s superlatives: Most Photogenic Volcano From A Distance Best Place to Eat Soup at a High Altitude Third-Tallest Volcano in Ecuador Source of the Most Accurate Indigenous Names Possibly… Continue reading

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Chapter 3: The Wolfpack Indulges in the Capital

Day trips from Quito are wonderful, but I wanted to make sure we had time to see the city itself. It’s smaller than Bogotá (about two million people compared to eight) and as… Continue reading

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Chapter 2: The Wolfpack Explores a Cloud Forest

Mindo is a tiny town a few hours northwest of the capital. The geography is extraordinarily different from that a few hours northeast where the highway wraps around Ibarra’s dry, grassy mountains. Mindo… Continue reading

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