Cali… I’m Intrigued.

Having survived my latest (and hopefully last) bout with Ecuadorian bus rides, I arrived to Cali a few days before New Years. Feria de Cali, which is known as Colombia’s largest salsa party, was already underway, and I was eager to get a taste of …

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Dave’s Medellin Travel Guide: Essential Info All In One Place

The secret is getting out on Medellin. I’ve been blogging about it for nearly two years, and more and more travelers are coming here every day. If you’ve ever Googled “Medellin” you’ve probably come across Medellin Living. It’s easily the #1 Medellin website for English …

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Viva Colombia And To Hell With Ecuadorian Bus Rides

I really have come to dislike Latin America bus rides. It’s part of the most important thing I learned in 2012, and is based on the collected experiences I’ve had as a traveler in South America, especially in a number of experiences in Ecuador. Let …

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The Funny Thing That Happened To Me In Lima

After a passing a couple weeks in Arequipa and Cusco, I found myself in Lima the week before Christmas. I had been interested in Lima from a number of positive reports I had heard about the city. The food was supposed to be awesome, the …

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13 Tips For Handling Cusco And Machu Picchu

After some time in Arequipa, I took an overnight bus to Cusco Peru, near where the famed Machu Picchu lay in waiting. Normally, I don’t go for the tourist attractions, but Machu Picchu is a wonder of the world, and I tend to hit those …

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The Incredible Power Of A Reference Point (Or, Why I Only Spent A Week In Chile)

A little while ago, I posted some quick notes on Chile, after staying there only about 7-10 days. What sometimes occurs after I publish a post like this was that a few people claimed I was making snap-judgements, and moving way too fast through countries …

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Quick Notes On Chile

So, after a rather quick encounter with Ms. Argentina, I blitzed through Chile to check things out on the ground. I ended up spending the majority of my time in Santiago, with stops in Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Arica. I had heard a lot …

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Why Fast Internet Is Worth Re-Locating For (Do The Math)

It’s really good living life down here in South America. There are lots of cities with great people and great times. I am definitely in love with a number of places like Colombia and Brazil. But I have now been through about 1/2 of the …

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I’m Thinking Argentina Is A Woman That’s Not My Type

When I first got to Argentina, I knew something was a little different than what I’m used to in Colombia… — First off, the inflation situation… Let me just say there’s absolutely no way I would put my money into Argentina right now. The Argentine …

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Argentina: First Impressions

1. Argentine men will cut in front of you, in lines and while walking down the street. 2. Some Argentinians are freaking tall. Every now and then you’ll walk by a 6’6″ man or a 6′ woman. They stick out. 3. Argentinian girls tend to …

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