Colombia is always a place that has intrigued me for several different reasons. Maybe it is the lure of the jungle, maybe it the element of danger due to the longstanding presence of guerillas and revolutionaries, maybe it is the images of Juan Valdez and his coffee carrying mule, or maybe it is the curiosity generated by Pablo Escobar and the numerous cartels that put Colombia on the international map for less glamorous reasons.
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Finally On Location
January 19, 2009 – 12:36 pm
By Steve Bouey | Posted in Colombia, South America, Trip Thoughts | Also tagged Cartagena, Casa El Carretero, Colombia, Golden Globes, Juan Valdez, Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Robert Zemeckis, Romancing The Stone, sequoia, toyota | Comments (0)
Quick Update From the Road
January 12, 2009 – 8:10 pm
Hello everyone, just wanted to fill you all in on what has been going on over the last few days. Currently, we are smack dab in the middle of Colombia in the amazing city of Medellin. Many of you may have heard of Medellin as a result of one of its most notorious residents, Pablo Escobar. Well, Pablo has been gone from the scene here for a while and as a result of a prolonged crackdown on crime and gangs by the current Colombian President Alvaro Uribe,(who also happens to hail from the area), Medellin is now a safe and surprisingly cosmopolitan city.
By Steve Bouey | Posted in Colombia, Expedition Updates, South America | Also tagged Alvaro Uribe, Cali, Cartagena, Colombia, FARC, Medellin, Pasto, Popayan, Toyotas | Comments (2)