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Cuba Libra

Cuba is extremely tough to describe. For many it is the tourist enclaves that exist at the best beaches and which actively exclude everyday Cubans, providing all-inclusive resort accommodation to Canadians, Europeans, and Russians. With good roads, carefully manicured lawns, and ‘local’ handicraft stores, it is about as close to the real thing as a […]

Hola Ecuador

      Quito is by far the prettiest of the Andean capital cities I’ve seen, not that it gets much competition from Lima or Bogota. The old city has been mostly left alone, and probably has had to be since it got one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Site awards. Just think big […]

The Wave

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Popayan, Cali, Medellin, Cartagena

I tend to forget that traveling to unusual countries results in sensory overload on day one. When I arrived last night, I had lots of experiences to recount, but they were bounced (except for one) by the walk around old Bogota this morning. I’d been told that Bogota was a boring capital city, but the […]

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