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Bonus Night in Bogota

Greg returns home at the end of 2009 but his plane from Bogota hits a bird and has to divert!

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Taganga, Colombia

Taganga, Colombia – No Thank You

Greg shares his opinion of Taganga, Colombia.

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Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta – paradise?

Greg arrives in Santa Marta, Colombia, and doesn’t find the paradise he thought would be there.

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Bullfights and ladyboys

The crowd was in a frenzy. After navigating some rough neighborhoods to find the arena, braving a roaring pop-up thunderstorm, and waiting 2 additional hours past the start time for the ring to dry, my very first proper bullfight was about to commence. I sat on a wooden bench squeezed in between locals waiting for […]

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Heading South

I pulled the brown curtain shut on my overnight bus from Bogota to Cali. The AC had created a nice frost built up inside of the window and as we put distance between ourselves and the city lights, winding into the mountains, I couldn’t help but think that I was probably missing some incredible scenery […]

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La revolution!

I tensed and picked the best escape route down the wet street behind me. The student, intoxicated with the frenetic energy of the setting had decided to probe the policeman directly in front of me. The cop, standing in full riot gear with shield, mask, club, and enough tear gas grenades to start World War […]

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Bogota, Colombia

I wasn´t sure if I was in China or South America. So many similarities here in Bogota….in neither place could I communicate at all when I first arrived.  The weather is similar, with a damp cold constantly gnawing at your bones in the open air hostel.  There seems to be no place to go to […]

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Countdown to Colombia

I felt the sharp prick of the needle pierce into my muscle. With a quick push of her thumb, the nurse emptied a syringe full of bad guys, in this case an active dose of Yellow Fever, right into my bloodstream. Lucky for me, she was good and it was over before I knew it. […]

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