Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hanging Out With Josiah

My first draft of this blog entry had two looonnnnggg paragraphs about my feelings about the current state of education. When I reread the final draft, my brain said, “blah, blah, blah…” and just didn’t feel like even thinking about … Continue reading

Posted in Ecuador, South America | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Yikes! My Legs Are Killing Me!

3:30 am and laying in bed with throbbing, pulsing legs. One of the reasons people visit Salento, Colombia is for a hike through Cocora Valley. I woke up yesterday and decided that as long as I was close, I would … Continue reading

Posted in Central America, Colombia, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Am I Staying at a Commune?

When I first arrived at La Serrana, I wondered if I was staying at a hippie commune! If you know me, you know I have lived a pretty innocent life. I am not much of a drinker, not because I … Continue reading

Posted in Central America, Colombia, Travel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Colombian Fun!

I arrived in Cartagena, Colombia after a short flight from Panama City. The “Darien Gap” which divides Panama and Colombia is filled with terrain and other reported dangers that make it difficult to cross, so after a bit of research … Continue reading

Posted in Central America, Colombia, Travel | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Tidbits from Panama

When people talk about Panama City, you will hear the words “international” or “cosmopolitan” and references to the modern high rise architecture. I was prepared for the city view, but when I arrived, after seven weeks exploring Central America, I … Continue reading

Posted in Central America, Panama, Travel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Family Bonding in Costa Rica

Today felt like a day of comfort in Costa Rica. At home, I am often busy with social events and meeting with friends and today was a bit of the same. I left Jaco beach on a morning bus to … Continue reading

Posted in Central America, Costa Rica, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Costa Rican Days

Good friends are always there…even when they are hundreds of miles away…to give you a dose of perspective. This morning, while texting with my friend Holly, I mentioned how it was 10:30 am and while I was planning to go … Continue reading

Posted in Central America, Costa Rica, Travel | Tagged , , | 4 Comments