Medellin, Cartel Bosses, and The Holy Grail of Travel January 25th 2009 So, here I am in Medellin, Colombia, which once used to be the drug trafficking capital of the world. Well, it’s settled down a considerable bit, and last year was considered the safest city in Latin America. Funny how things change. Colombia used to be a violent country, but now, a lot of that has passed, and just in the last few years, it has been accessible to visitors. A lot of places that a ... read more
South America » Colombia » Medellin Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
Here's the plan: I leave September 1st, go down to San Diego, cross that border, and then I'm in Mexico! I'll go down Mexico to Central America, go through all the countries there, then into South America. I want to make it to Rio di Janero in Brazil by Carnival, to meet some very good friends. We'll see what kinds of adventures I have...
Well, now I'm back. I finally did make it to Rio, ten months later. I had the most amazing and unexpected adventures in between, during, and after. In the end, I went to 16 countries, and traveled for 13 months. It feels good to be ... full info