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…

World Cup – From the Sidelines!

So what happens for us poor sods from a country with no horse in the race? The World Cup is everywhere and it is fun to get swept up into…

Panama Hats – Montecristi, Ecuador (and the Secular State)

Finn learning to weave Headwear aficionados will know the best of these hats are made in Montecristi, Ecuador, and have been for hundreds of years. They are light and comfortable…

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…

The Most Important City of the Last 500 Years

Potosi silver. For centuries this was the most important mint on the planet. The Baccus-like face is, in fact two-faced, happy, yet wicked and hides the old Spanish coat of…

Google Analytics: Drugs & Prostitution?

The little plane for the flight over Darian: the army came out to guard it Analytics and Darian. I recently enjoyed a visit from a good friend who lives in…

Don’t Trust the Numbers

Let’s get the facts right on immigration. Once again there has been a tragedy in the Mediterranean. A shipwreck off the coast of Libya has killed upwards of 700 people.…

The Grand Tour of Central America

The ruined Cathedral in Old Managua Once again I have had the pleasure of travelling through all 6 Spanish-speaking countries of Central America. On this Travelsphere trip I was met…

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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