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21st March 2013

What's a crack then with you? Funny post, dude!
6th June 2012

We are in Quito and Need Yellow Fever Vaccine
Would be great if you could share the details of how and where you managed to get the vaccine. Thanks!
24th October 2011
Water Buffalo

Hi I'd like to use a picture of a rice paddy for the first grade science lesson. Some plants need lots of water to live.
1st March 2011

I love Anafora........God bless Anafora. khaled Rikaby
From Blog: Anafora
26th February 2011

I stayed at Hostal Palacios in November 2009 on the recommendation of somebody that I met in Panama City. Pancho did seem really enthusiastic and happy at first but from a couple of his manic, rambling, hour-long rants and his habitual unfocused eyes I realised that he is a pretty unpleasant person to be around. He also had several very loud arguments with his (extremely inhospitable) wife late at night and will not let anyone inside the hostel unless they're staying there. However, the room's are ok, beds a little uncomfortable but the place was very clean when I was there. If you humour him Pancho is acceptable, although pretty dull and uncomfortable to be around, but I can imagine him having massive mood swings and turning nasty quickly, especially with the amount of pot he was smoking.
27th July 2010

Great Story and trip
I'm glad that you had a fantastic trip and I'm happy that you got to experience Colombia to prove that it's not how people in other countries (especially the U.S.) portray it as. I'm American (but my parents are Colombia and Irish; interestingly). I've been to Colombia once (Bogota and Cartagena)...and I had a fantastic time. There were no problems. I only made sure to be safe when I walked around the poorer areas and area that are susceptible to being pick-pocketed. Just like every city, you have the rich and the poor areas. But I had a great time enjoying the Colombian culture, the food, and geography. It's too bad you didn't visit Monserrate on the top of the mountain..but maybe you will some day. The ignorance of Americans will probably never end but besides that, I'm glad that you had a fun and exciting trip.
17th April 2010

kindly please i want to know where is the Anafora exactly ???? iam in Alexandria and iam ourthozox christen , and i want to come and spend a day in that wonderful place . need your help to know the distance between the Anafora and Alexandria andth way that i can came to Anfora please Thanks Regards Martina .
From Blog: Anafora
9th April 2010

Hostel Palacios, Bad Costumer service
Hotesl Palacios Sucks in Costumer Service I had the bad luck of been in Boquete and not to know touristic features of the place, so I stop into the Palacio’s Hostel and ask very nicely to the creepy guy in the living room for advice. He was totally rued to me saying that he only give advise to people in his hostel, at that point he even didn’t offer me info about the rooms, how stupid is that? So I took guided myself out of that ugly place to never go back. Imagine if that is his point of view to the tourism in general? How are you going to be treating you if you are staying there? I absolutely DO NOT recommend this place at ALL Costumer service sucks in there!!! March 30, 2010
15th September 2009

Crossing into Israel
I will be running the Beirt marathon. After that I will travel trough Syria and Jordan by Land ino Israel. Will I have some issues crossing into Israel? JAIME
6th September 2009

La Paz - The Peace place
My favorite little place in the world, La Paz is. Hope you got out to do some kayaking around Isla Espirtu Santo or at least to Tocolote playa? If not, come back someday. All the best, Cabochick
25th July 2009

granada :)
Hey I loveee the pictures! I want to go to Granada coz of the colonia structures. Any suggestions for a female solo traveller going to granada? Any other places you recommend in nica? I'm going to cr in 3 weeks but will go to nica after 3 days in cr coz of it's cheaper in nica. Angela.:)
20th July 2009

Hey! I just got back from trying to find some friends that stay at the dos palacios hostal when I as well got 'verbally lambasted'. I just want to share my experiences so other people make good decisions: when you are staying in boquete please don't stay at the dos palacios, even though it's nice that it's next to the busstop, if you walk 1 min futher up you have two great hostels, nomba and the most beautifull hostel ever hostal boquete, which is just as cheap for a dorm room. I really hope that the Lonely PLanet decides to chance their review because what it says now is totally wrong according to my experiences and of many more that I heard last few days. Biggest mistake of the Lonely Planet ever: the review of Dos Palacios!
17th July 2009

Hi Pete! Been keeping up with you and your travels for about 5 years now and I can't believe you finally made it to Nicaragua and failed to make it to San Juan del Sur! I realize you're very well traveled but this little beach town is amazing. If you do happen to go one day, you will understand. Stay safe and good luck with the rest of your trip. Make sure to have some good Chilaquiles when you get to Mexico!
3rd July 2009

Sorry to hear that you had problems as well. Other people staying in dorms mentioned that they had bites that could be bed bugs.
1st July 2009

I too had a problem while I was staying there. His wife was very rude because I had asked two guys to wait for me in the sitting area while I got changed. Being that I am a female I felt that was safere. His wife was very upset that I had people "hanging around" (they couldn't have been waiting for more than 5-10minutes). We ended up checking out early and heading to Bocas because it was very uncomfortable.. and that was a blessing because they had bed bugs.
27th June 2009

Very well-written blog. I'm glad to hear that you felt optimism for this country, especially considering I'll be living there for the next two years. People where I'm from (U.S.) are so cynical about Colombia, so it was to get a bright light from your writing! Thx! :-)
19th June 2009

Cranky Croc and Fatima
18th June 2009

the hostel
Hey, what hostel did you stay in?
27th June 2008

Nice, thanks for showing us some of the positives. I love Palestine.
18th June 2008

This is indeed a recruitment center where hundreds of young men are lured into join in the name of allah and then when the person dies is given a treatment of martyr.
1st April 2007

Fantastic Pictures!
You have a great eye!
13th March 2007

Look deeper
Look deeper when you are in Malaysia and and you will see a country divided by politics and religion. Add corruption and abuse of power and you will surely admire these folk for living there. There is massive discrimination against non-Muslims. The Muslim elites extract a "rent" for each and every contract they sublet to the non-Muslims. That's really a form of Islamic tax that the extremists want to impose openly on the non-Muslims. Enjoy your visit but look deeper.
9th March 2007

pete... labas
Pete: I read this and suddenly miss you. I hope that you are still doing really well in the midst of all this travel. I love what you wrote about why you travel, how you connect with the world... Swing by Fresno, we'll sit at a local shop and drink tea, and you can tell me all your stories. Peace brother.
27th February 2007

Just making sure...
Hi! Glad to see you got some rest. I just want to remind you that every time you post, I get a nice little email with the please don't stop posting ok? I have fun with all your stories-for free *wink* Be good (=
27th February 2007

A wee bit jealous
Awesome. We were snowed in throughout most of February. Glad one of us was warm. Hope to see you again in June.

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