Archive | Travel South America

13 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Why I Would Go Back To Colombia In A Heartbeat

I don’t often repeat places when it comes to traveling…there are jut too many adventures out there, too many cultures to experiences, too many places to cherish, but if I could only choose one country to return to, it would hands down be COLOMBIA!     WHY COLOMBIA??? Because it was my first ever sincere Travel Romance: Sometimes places just send our hearts a flutter, give is butterflies, make us glow from the inside! We fall head over heels in Read more…

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17 January 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Farewell My Beloved Cartagena, Colombia: A Glimpse in Photos

Cartagena, you’ve become my home… the butterflies in my tummy as I return from yet another trip, my family and my friends. Your beautiful people, delicious food and tantalizing nightlife have seduced me. Your sun has scorched my skin, your warm heart and infectious energy have consumed me. What I once thought to be a pretty, touristy city good for taking photos and a fun night out, has grown into much more! I hope these pictures give you just a taste of the magic that Read more…

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13 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 14/1/13 Marilyn Monroe Style

“I believe everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong, so that you appreciate them. Sometimes, when they’re right, you choose to believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes, good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ~Marilyn Monroe Farewell South America! Here’s to letting go and allowing even better things to fall together!!! What could you walk away from or let Read more…

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28 December 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Top 12 Highlights of 2012: A Year in Review in Photos

Welcome to the culmination of one incredible year!! I believe a picture says a thousand words and besides, I spoke loads about most of my highlights when I was CELEBRATING ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD IN SOUTH AMERICA! If you haven’t checked it out, you MUST, its one of my favourites!! I hope just one of these experiences gives you a wriggle of inspiration for 2013!!! Iguazzu Falls, Argentina Northwest Argentina Roatrip Carnaval Salvador, Brazil Pedra de Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, Read more…

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12 December 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Centro Catalina Spanish School: Learn Spanish and Become Apart of Cartagena, Colombia

Just last month, in the lead up to my thirtieth birthday, I took on a week -long Spanish course with Centro Catalina Spanish School in Cartagena, to once and for all sort out my confusion between tenses and to iron out other wrinkles that have developed over the last 18 months of learning a second language. As many of you know, one of my underlying goals of travelling to South/Central America was to speak Spanish fluently in order to one Read more…

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18 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 19/11/12

  “The first step in living the life you want is leaving the life you don’t want. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest, but then each step forward gets easier and easier… …And each step gets you closer and closer until eventually what had once been invisible  starts to be visible. And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible.” ~Karen Salmanson   Health and Happiness, Jess

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06 September 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Sucre: The Perfect Place to Live Like a Local, Study Spanish and Get Involved In The Community!

Living one month in Sucre I was mesmerized by the architecture of the antique white buildings, the hot sunny days and cold yet energized nights! On an average day it’s not uncommon to stop in the market for a super fresh fruit salad and walk out with anything from clothes and cleaning products to whole pigs and smelly cheese, meet a friend in the plaza to watch the world go by,and pass the afternoon cozied up in a cafe going back and from Read more…

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13 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 13/8/12

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ TS Eliot Happily following my path right now in Panama after my most amazing boat trip to date!! I do hope you have an amazing week!  We are lined up for an incredible adventure of the Panama Canal and Bocas del Torre!!! What Read more…

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04 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 6/8/12

        “Learn to detach…Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent… But detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate fully. That’s how you are able to leave it… Take any emotion–love for a woman, or grief for a loved one… If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them–you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the Read more…

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27 July 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Trading Cold Weather and Altitude For Sun, Sea and Sail! (Part 2)

I actually started writing this 2 Part series over a month ago (you can read Part 1 over HERE); the change from cold to warm, mountains to beach life, backpacker to temporary expat. I began as things were only beginning to unfold. But I couldn’t finish it, the change itself still didn’t feel real…  As I lay here (I swear) on the plank off the back of the Black Dragonfly, my new home, job and life as I know it…well, now Read more…

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