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22nd March 2007

Soakin' up the sun
Hey Tana, I was glad to hear from you and that you will be home soon although I sure will miss your blog and all the beautiful pictures.It has been great to follow you on your adventures. How do you feel about coming home, mixed emotions? The weather here in Lexington is great, suppose to be 89 this weekend. Hope to see you when you come to see your Mom and Dad. Take care and enjoy!!!
22nd March 2007

Hi Tan-- Wonderful pictures, as usual!! Cartagena looks like a beautiful place. Everything looks like it has just been freshly painted and in such beautiful colors! It reminds me of rainbow row in Charleston. You do seem to be able to capture the soul of the places you visit. I hope you have time to send a few more blogs before you return to the states. Speaking of which, have you decided if you will be able to visit us here in Columbia? It would be so nice to see you again after all this time. Be safe-- Love, Dad
22nd March 2007

home!??!!
Damn, girl--imagining you back in the States is actually a little bit of a stretch right now!!! I like the fat-chick statue--back in the day, that was considered sexy. Just my rotten luck to be born NOW.... Is it my imagination, or are they a little hooked on the concept of "old" i Cartagena? "Old" Town, "Old" Shoes...when you go to the store do you find "Old and Improved Tide with Bleach"? (And what would that even be in Spanish, anyway?) Okay, I'm done--keep me posted and plan a stop in Chi during your Return Trip World Tour '07...
21st March 2007

Cartagena look beautiful!
Tan, Looks like you hit some real nice property -- pretty and probably more people than wild animals. The pictures are beautiful. I'm sending you an email too. Take care Love, Mom
21st March 2007

Fat Lady
Is it Botero? He always does fat people. Looks like you're (almost) back to civilization! Start counting down til the Gyu!
21st March 2007

beautiful!
Tana, it is so wonderful to hear from you, and see all the lovely sights in Cartegena. I had no idea it was such a gorgeous city. All my images come from the news and they are not pretty. I am also delighted to hear that you will be coming home in a few weeks. I hope that you plan a trip to Columbia soon. I would love to see you and hear first hand accounts of your travels in person. Your mom and I would welcome the opportunty to make some of your favorite vegetarian dishes and chocolate desserts--whatever you have missed most at mealtimes during yout time in SA. Jane
17th March 2007

i want a multi colored street tooo!
I love the cute colored buildings!!! They look so inspiring. Hope your finding plenty of feline friends outside of Jeri to keep you company!
14th March 2007

Hey Tana
Hey girl... I know it's been forever since I last wrote. So, I've just spent some time reading your blogs... Goodness... you are now known as "Adventure Queen" -- from the bridge, to the monkey thiefs, finding Starbucks, and food poisoning!!! Wow.. I'm so glad that you're still out there and pulling through each and every challenge!!! As always, pix are beautiful -- my favs are the Amazon animal ones... awesome!!! can't wait for your next entry!!
5th March 2007

Keep on truckin!
Hey Tana, I love the career epiphanies. I had the exact same ones when I was travelling. Photographer, travel writer or even a wandering traveller were so exciting at the time. Unfortunately I haven't actually done anything about them yet, but your blogs are so inspiring I might have to get back to it. I'm still working on putting my US road trip blogs into a book......stay tuned! ps. loved the Capoeira photos!
5th March 2007

Multi´color photo blog...
Tana, WELL, Peanut was decidedly not happy w/ the comment about the FOREIGN cat being the best in the world. He says he´s protesting you by not sending you any meeps or purrs..... !! The mult´-colored buildings are so vibrant, I´ll bet you just love seeing that stuff. Enjoy Cartagena, but don´t get in trouble w/ the Policia ie: the coca! hahahaha!!!! Hope it´s warm enough for you there. My Fatso Bitch says hi. Kwirk
2nd March 2007

great stuff!
very good to hear from you. So, are you saying that your least favoritist part of traveling is traveling? Thought so!!! You have a way of finding the special and wonderful places right when you need them most. And you are on a good run with finding kitties, it seems. Purrrr... It seems that you aren't even afraid of the caimens. Is that true? And, maybe in addition to the travel book you can also turn this experience into a new diet fad. You get to eat anything you want now, don't you? Now I'm even more jealous than before!!!! Thanks for sharing with us. love, holly
2nd March 2007

Love the domestic animals
Tan, I liked the picture of the puppy -- soo cute!! Sounds like you have done a lot of unpleasant travel across long distances! Was Brazil worth the trip -- especially considering the language barrier? Did you learn some Portugese? You do look like you lost weight -- has the food improved. My yoga teacher said a vegetarian would have a difficult time in SA! Take care. Love, Mom
12th February 2007

I cant believe you went hang-gliding over Rio, that is amazing and the view must have been incredible. Next is skydiving hey?
9th February 2007

Rio
Hi Tan- I've gone back three blogs and added comments. Please don't even think about stopping the blog! I couldn't believe the pics in this one! Wow, I've always wanted to try hang gliding but never had the opportunity. To do it in Rio is off the wall (or off the roof, I shoud say!) How long was your flight? I guess I visited Rio before the thong issued became very popular. I remember people just wearing nothing--it didn't seem to be a very big deal to them. However, they got my attention! I also remember that it was very dangerous to be out alone in Rio. I'm glad that you didn't have any problems. Your pics are really fantastic and some of your comments are as well. You definately have a book in the making. So how did the guy from Greece get wired in to you blog? Too many questions that I know I will never get answered-- How about photo journalist or travel writer for your future vocation? Of course "author" should be the next thing you consider. Be safe-- Love you, Dad PS How come this comment section doesn't have spell check?
9th February 2007

Career?
hi there, Another wonderful entry. Thanks for sharing. My first thought was travel writer and photographer, but you could do many, many things and be happy so I'll just wait (impatiently, so don't make us wait too long!) for your answer! Enjoy those beaches..... love, h.
9th February 2007

Uruguay
I started to comment on this blog and got cut off. If you get half of a comment, you know what happened. I think I missed three of your blogs-the one before this and the one after. I'm commenting on each of them so you don't think we haven't read and appreciated what you wrote! Please send me an email when you post the next blog. What is in the Matte drink, by the way? Is it a narcotic? Your pics are amazing! Be safe- Love, Dad
9th February 2007

Missed you!
hi - I've been wondering where you were! You'll be extra happy not to be in Staunton IL these days. We are having week after week of below freezing temps. You might hate it! Your photos just get better and better and your adventures more and more fun to read about. So, were YOU also wearing a thong that day? Just wondering..... Keep having fun and being safe. :-)
9th February 2007

Hi Tan, Well, no wonder I haven't seen a blog for some time! I just read your last two (this one and the next one) and I'm impressed, as usual. Some of your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! So what are you using for a camera if your camera can't be fixed (damn monkey!)? I sure hope you have enough pixels to blow up some of your pics to coffee table book size. Your are seeing so many things that I would really enjoy seeing in person and I thank you for sharing them with us all. Don't even think about stopping the blog! I'll save the rest of my comments for your next blog. Good grief, I thought you were kidding about hang gliding over Rio! Now I am really envious! Be safe. Love you, Dad
9th February 2007

stunning
Stunning pictures and am amazing journey you are making. Always a treat to drop in. We are still doing very well and loving the south of france. Love from all Ian and the girls
8th February 2007

yeah, T, see, that last thong pic??? some of us here are trying to eat LUNCH, you know. eew, eew, eeew. (I should talk--but then again I'm not smashing my cottage-cheese butt into a thong, either, so maybe I DO have room to judge after all.) Now, about the hanggliding...Just READING that made my entire body go "oh HELL no. Don't go getting any ideas there. If SHE wants to fling herself off buildings that's all well and good, but don't you go following her example. Do you hear me?? HELLO??!!??" Because it sounds kinda awesome...and yet, with my fear of heights, it also sounds pants-changingly scary. You get massive props for going through with it!! Enjoy your beachcombing...stay away from those thong people!
8th February 2007

no thongs for me!
Tana, I'm just glad that I don't have to be out there in a thong at this moment in time! 2 1/2 weeks to due date...can you imagine me on those beaches?!!! Please email me when new blogs are posted...didn't know you were still online! xoxo debi
8th February 2007

Thongs? Jeeezz
Tana, Thanks for putting up a new blog!!! Nice pics. of Salvador. Sorry you had to go hang gliding!!! hahahaha I wonder if anyone noticed that in the Thong Etiquitte pic, the young girl who SHOULD be wearing the thong was actually hiding the old cottage cheese butt woman who shouldn't!!!! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your tribulations. Sad that such a big country is hard for you to communicate in!!! Hope you are well. Peanut misses you. Meeepp!
8th February 2007

Flying with the birds
Tana, so good to hear from you again. I see there is no end to your wonderful adventures. I envy you so, well maybe when I was younger. The hangliding looked like so much fun!! I went bridge jumping a few years ago at Lake Murray and I know just how much trouble I had jumping from the bridge so I can only imagine how you felt when you were taking off. The pictures are awesome, thank you so much for sharing them and all you experiences with us.
8th February 2007

thanks!
Tana, no your blogs are not too long at all. I very much enjoy reading every word of them and seeing the photos. I do not expect to ever visit SA and yet thanks to you I have traveled it vicariously --and you have so much more courage, resilience and fortitude than I ever had. I admire your ability to keep your sense of humor while enduring physical conditions most of us in the US have never seen much less experienced first hand and doing without so many of the comforts that many of consider necessities, though millions of people live without them every day. Please do not get discouraged by the lack of responses, and keep the reports coming. I look forward to each new one, even if respond only infrequently. Where will you be come Holy Week? I think it would be so interesting to experience and celebrate that special season in a foreign culture. I pray for your regularly and hope for you many blessings and much joy during the remainder of your trip. Love and prayers, Jane
8th February 2007

:-)
Though you partially destroyed my eyesight with the last photograph, I'm letting you know that you've got yourself a new subscriber... This one's from Greece, and is going to Brazil in a few months, so will be eager to read new posts of yours :-). PS IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO PICK UP A PORTUGUESE PHRASEBOOK!!! Am I shouting? YOU BET I AM!!! :-)

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