Why Internet Entrepreneurs Aren’t Setting Up In Quito

Last fall I fell upon the capital city of Ecuador. Quito is a rather large city nestled rather high (altitude 2800 meters) in the Andes mountains. If you look at most of the airline flights in and out of Ecuador, there seem to be really …

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Clarity To Realize What You’re Not

The other day I came across this scholarship for anyone interested in becoming a travel writer. It’s a fully sponsored gig to tour around Southeast Asia, including Singapore, updating travel guides. Airfare included. Sounds like my cup of tea. I was keen on applying… I …

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The Effect Of Long Term Travel On Relationships

When you travel for a long period of time what happens to your relationships? This is the question I was considering the other day as a few buddies and I were enjoying a round of rum and coke at a local bar in Medellin. I …

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Why I Am Going To Colombia… Again

Well hello, Colombia, it’s nice to see you again. I recently returned to the city of Medellin, Colombia for what I expect to be a stellar multi-month stay in the country. Medellin, to me, is such a cool place. It’s what I call super-liveable, a …

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How To Learn Spanish Fast

All right, I’m going to tell you how to learn Spanish fast, and by fast, I mean about 10 times faster than your average sit-and-soak classroom setting. I’m planning on writing a lot more about how I’ve hacked Spanish, so make sure you subscribe via …

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8 Reasons Why You Still Haven’t Learned Your Target Foreign Language

Here is why you aren’t learning Spanish, or French or Polish or whichever. 1. You are not doing something every day. Honestly, a dabble here and a dabble there is a waste of your time. Even a class once a week is largely a waste …

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Why You Should Absolutely Positively Take Your Precious MacBook Abroad

Once upon a time, I had a gear page on this blog. On my gear page, I explained how a Macbook laptop, a scanner, and Evernote have drastically reduced my paper consumption and have consolidated my technical belongings. I scrapped the gear page after it …

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The Initial Shock Never Goes Away (The Results of My 30 Day Cold Shower Experiment)

The past month I found myself doing something odd: taking cold showers. Why? Well, the short answer is that I had been reading a bunch of articles and a few chapters on the benefits of taking a cold shower (and, sometimes applying ice packs to …

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What Tables Do You Want To Sit At?

I was listening to a podcast the other day and one idea really struck me. They (Dan and Ian) mentioned, almost in passing, something about “what you bring to the table” and what that means, and then re-evaluating the question in terms of “what tables …

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The 10 Very Likely Ways You’ll Get Jipped In Ecuador

I just traveled through the country of Ecuador. In many ways, I was happy to be in a Latin American country, practicing my Spanish, and seeing new sites. At a certain point, though, I began to get tired of all the bullshit. You may have …

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