17 February 2013 ~ 2 Comments

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 me try to tell you about the experience at the […]

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10 February 2013 ~ 3 Comments

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 city was supposed to have a great nightlife, and the […]

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14 January 2013 ~ 7 Comments

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 in order to make a proper evaluation of the country. […]

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07 January 2013 ~ 16 Comments

The Biggest Thing I Learned In 2012 (And Why You Should Take The Plane)

As we reached the 2013 new year, I was reflecting on what I learned in 2012. I feel like I learned a lot this year– particularly a lot about myself and what I am looking for as I traveled around South America (and am now back in Colombia). When 2012 started, I was thinking it […]

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23 December 2012 ~ 7 Comments

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 about Chile before going, especially about the growing economy, business […]

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16 December 2012 ~ 7 Comments

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 continent, as well as about 3/4 of the major cities, […]

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11 November 2012 ~ 15 Comments

5 Lifestyle Downsides To Living In Medellin

It’s not always peaches and cream in Medellin Colombia. Sometimes it rains… a lot. Sometimes you’re robbed. Sometimes you go out and are surrounded by fat, unattractive girls. Rare, but it happens. Here are some more obvious lifestyle downsides: 1. You Have To Know Spanish This item can’t be overlooked for any English-speaking expat. The […]

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21 October 2012 ~ 11 Comments

It IS Possible: Fat, Unattractive Girls In Medellin Colombia

The other night I went to a club in Medellin. I’m not going to tell you where exactly I went because it’s not important. But here’s what happened… After I went inside this club and looked around for a few minutes, I suddenly realized I had come upon a very rare sight– a large infiltration […]

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01 October 2012 ~ 15 Comments

My Brazil Blitz (Southern Edition) Review: 7 Cities In One Post

Why hello there, you’ve just come across a massive post covering my recent trip to Brazil. Instead of creating 3 posts for each city like a good travel blogger, I’ve written my longest post ever, more than 6500 words. It’s all just for you, my dear reader… and you don’t have to bear a single […]

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24 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

How To Keep Going On A Lengthy Project

The other day I was struggling through a project I am working on. It seemed to be going nowhere, and I seemed to be plodding along at an extremely slow pace, only accomplishing very small things. Now, this is a project for me, not something someone else is requiring me to do. But it seemed […]

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