Posts Tagged ‘international travel diary’

Cholitas Wrestling: La Paz, Bolivia

Cholitas Wrestling: La Paz, Bolivia
Finding ourselves in La Paz on a Sunday, we decided to check out Cholitas wrestling, a spectacle of local men and women pretending to beat the hell out of each other for the enjoyment of popcorn-gorging locals and gringos. Cholitas wrestling wasn’t new to us: we’d watched one of our favorite...
February 10th, 2010 | Bolivia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

San Gil & Barichara

San Gil & Barichara
It took us longer than expected to leave Bogotá: we got a lead on where to purchase the memory card reader we needed to share photos and, after having been told by an employee in one photography store that such a device didn’t exist anywhere in Colombia, we couldn’t resist the challenge of navigating...
January 12th, 2010 | Colombia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Bogota’s Old Quarter

Bogota’s Old Quarter
Plaza Bolivar is the heart of Bogota's old quarter A view of the National Congress building Inside the courtyard of the Congress building Another angle inside the congress courtyard A street corner near Plaza Bolivar Corner A man goes about his daily routine in old Bogota We were suprised by how...
January 8th, 2010 | Feature, Photo Spotlight | Read More

Observations from Bogota

Observations from Bogota
We’ve completed what is quickly approaching a busy 48-hours in Bogota: The National Congress (where we were apparently lucky to be allowed in), the President’s home (we were not allowed in), the police and military museum (lots of big guns and funny military hats with feathers), Plaza de...
January 7th, 2010 | Colombia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Longing for clean underpants

Longing for clean underpants
We have officially arrived in Bogota, Colombia, ready to begin the trip. After leaving Vancouver on a morning blanketed by thick fog just over 24 hours ago, we sit now in our hotel awaiting the arrival of our final piece of luggage to follow our trip from Houston to Bogota on the next available flight,...
January 6th, 2010 | Colombia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Santa Clara, Cuba: Cuban artists’ perspective on the U.S.

Santa Clara, Cuba: Cuban artists’ perspective on the U.S.
In May, Geoff and I were in Santa Clara, Cuba,  the site of the final battle of the Cuban Revolution, one fought and won by Che Guevara, and thus a defining city within the country. We strolled past a wall of graffiti-style murals all featuring anti-American, revolutionary-focused murals and artwork....
December 22nd, 2009 | Feature, Photo Spotlight | Read More

Christmas in Cancun

Christmas in Cancun
Christmas was all around us in Cancun last week. I am pleased to say that Geoff and I had the good sense to make an early — if only temporary — escape from winter last week. We took a last minute package from Calgary to Cancun and stayed at the Oasis Palm Beach for only C$500 or so each,...
December 22nd, 2009 | Feature, Photo Spotlight | Read More
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