In a land far, far away, there is a place called Havana where the rivers run free and commercialism has yet to hold a solid grip. Yes, you guessed it. This place is Cuba. Just a few years ago, the gates to this treasured place were opened up to Americans (only about 50 years after … Continue reading A Hop Across the Pond
365 days. And what an incredible year it’s been! On this day last year, April 9, 2017, I returned home from my 5-month jaunt to South America. I have no problem admitting that I was homesick and missed family and friends like never before. I craved NJ. That’s something only a select few can ever say … Continue reading One Year
Well, it’s late July. Not sure exactly how time travels so quickly but if we could monetize that speed none of us would need to work ever again. In this short time, I realized a few things. First, I kinda sorta needed a job. Second, a shower and haircut were imminent. And third, I was … Continue reading The Return: (North) ‘Merica
So I know that I’ve been counting down the days and the plan was to arrive on April 24. However, I lied. And it worked. My family never saw it coming but I flew in yesterday to NYC after spending a beautiful week in Haiti. More on that in a future post. Sunday dinners are … Continue reading A Surprise
Colombia was a wonderous place but I was now on my way to Argentina. Flying from Cartagena through Bogota to Buenos Aires, I felt a bit uneasy. I had become so comfortable in Colombia and with Vanessa that even though it would only be 1 night on my own I immediately became fearful. I wasn’t … Continue reading A New World: Argentina
Oh Colombia. Thinking now of that time, now a month and a half past still brings fond memories. Vanessa and I flew to Cartagena with sights of a white foamy sea made up of not the ocean but the hotel buildings glistening among one another. We immediately went to the marina where we would catch a … Continue reading Colombia…
100 days. It feels quite surreal. The dream that’s plagued my mind for several years is and has been here for some time now. As I expected, the speed with which I’ve moved through time during this trip has been blistering. But of course, that is wonderfully indicative of how great of an experience this … Continue reading 100 Days
During our time in Manizales we enjoyed many things including hot springs, walking at the top of a tower viewpoint, enjoying some local foods, and most of all spending time with their family. We went out to eat with them, took grandma for some walks and to get some ice cream, went out with the … Continue reading Colombia..