Monthly Archives: May 2009
All the pieces of the puzzle. Behold the itinerary* for my upcoming round-the-world jaunt (click image to enlarge), touching six continents and ending this November in Brazil. In the coming weeks, I’ll delve into the details of the planning, including … Continue reading
Warning: this post is long and political. But I majored in political science, and some folk might not like what I have to say. Tough. Day before yesterday, I posted this as my status on Facebook:Acabo de caminar del gimnasio. … Continue reading
Pieces #1 and #2.
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Photo by charlieontheradio You’ve got 26 days left in Colombia; here’s what you do: Rip all bootleg, copied, burned, and otherwise unoriginal CDs to your computer. No need to carry home all that plastic (and the joy of this is … Continue reading
Four years ago, I first visited Colombia at the behest of the friend of a friend who worked as the academic director at a bi-cultural language center in Medellín, the country’s second-largest city, best known for its controversial benefactor, Pablo … Continue reading
They say Caracas es Caracas, lo resto es montes y culebras—Caracas is Caracas, the rest is just shrubs and snakes. With serpentine highways jack-knifing, double-backing, and clinging to mountainsides before plunging through tunnels that connect the country with the Valley … Continue reading
Here’s Piece #1.