23 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Just The Next One In Line

The other night I met this Colombian girl. She was a cute and thin, a 20-something with long black hair and a sweet smile. It was a weekend night, and I had rolled into the club with my crew. I spotted her giving me the eye, and so in passing, I motioned for her to [...]

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17 September 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Limiting Travel For The Sake Of Maximizing It

I wouldn’t classify myself as a ‘travel blogger’. I really have little interest in being one. By that I mean I simply do not want to travel to places for 1 week stays in hotels, get city tours, massages, dinners, and take pictures and videos of myself doing it… even if companies pay me to [...]

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05 May 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Survey Results, Creativity, And Blogging Calibration

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what direction I am going to take this blog. As I’ve done so, I’ve realized that either 1) generating significant revenue, 2) fomenting a movement, or 3) impacting lives are the main things that would sustain me in the long run with this little corner of [...]

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24 March 2013 ~ 16 Comments

Cost of Living Colombia 2013: My Life In A Colombian Household Under $1000 / mo

I’ve got some positive feedback about my cost of living breakdowns in the past, notably from Colombia a couple years back as well as Ecuador. Well, I haven’t done one in awhile, so like a good blogger I thought I’d fill ya’ll in… Backstory: Find Rent + Food In One At the end of January [...]

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03 March 2013 ~ 10 Comments

Danger Is Part Of The Package (Welcome To South America)

One of the questions that comes across my mind often is “Is _____ dangerous?” By “_____”, I’m thinking of a number of places in South America I haven’t been to yet. Specifically, these days I am thinking about Venezuela, a country which I have been curious about for some time, and which sits just across [...]

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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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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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26 November 2012 ~ 4 Comments

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 be very skinny. I’m definitely not seeing any obesity problem. [...]

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