Venezuela and False Political Narratives – Updated

Yesterday I sat on a street corner in Cuenca, Ecuador and talked with Cesar from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was sitting with his 5 year old daughter. His wife had gone…

Touring Colombia; Service, Scenery, Escobar & the Beauty of Peace!

After several work and personal trips to Colombia, this was the first time I developed a tour to actually take a group myself- it turned out to be one of…

Colombia & Panama Itinerary (Nov. 2018)

Booking Now Closed!  Message us to register interest for next time! Dear friends, We are so excited to finally lead a tour to Colombia. I first studied Colombia in a…

Ceviche- the most popular South American food

Ceviche Delicious, fresh Ceviche (this was with sea bass) Ceviche is a classic South American raw fish dish (but ‘cooked’ a different way). It uses raw fish and or seafood…

Travel & Altitude

High above La Paz on Chacaltaya – once a remote ski slope above 5000 m / 17000 ft altitude. *Note: This is a personal blog about travel at altitude, but…

Colombia & Panama Trip 2018

Looking towards a hopeful future in Colombia Dear Friends, We are planning an exciting (and extremely safe) Colombia / Panama trip this Nov. I have been asked to put together…

Peace

Give Peace a Change Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. —Albert Einstein The world has become slightly less peaceful over the last year,…

There may be peace in our time….

Colombian Peace? Finding the path to freedom in Central Colombia June 23, 2016 will long be remembered as the most important day in the European Union as most bafflingly, the…

In Their Shoes – The Tragedy of Forced Migration

“the rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor and there’s a mighty judgement coming, but I may be wrong” —Leonard Cohen, Tower of Song I have…

Panama

Much like a vulture, the contrived country of Panama looks like a bird of prey with a shiny head and two vibrant green wings in full span. Split in half.…

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