Cartagena: The Koh Phi Phi of Colombia

In Thailand, theres an island called Koh Phi Phi. Essentially, there are no adults, it’s like the Neverland of South East Asia, an outcrop of land populated with wild tourists, boat parties, mushroom shakes, and a whole mess of other insanities that are too numerous to list here now. The toll it takes on your …

Bogota 2: Enter the Montanans

Sometime during this past summer, our glacier dogsledding camp was drinking beers together in a tent. That was pretty standard affair, living on a large chunk of ice for months at a time leads even the strictest teetotaler to Banquet Beers. At some point during the chatter, Renae, a musher and good friend, mentioned she …

Bogotá: The 1 and 2/3 Mile High City

For breakfast this morning I accidentally ate horse. I thought the word caballo sounded familiar, and it wasn’t till after I had eaten a couple bites when I remembered what it meant. I’ve never had horse before, and despite being tougher than my sandals it actually didn’t taste half bad. If I wasn’t as hungover …

A Beginning

After what seemed like years (but was actually only about four days), I am preparing to leave my families house in Bonita Springs, Florida and embark on another journey to a country many people are urging me not to go to.