Category Archives: Central/South America

Never Smile at a Crocodile: Adventures in Costa Rica

“Never smile at a crocodile, never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile. Don’t be taken in by his welcome grin. He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin”….From Peter Pan Costa Rica’s Tarcoles River is the home … Continue reading

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Santa Marta, Colombia: In Search of Juan Valdez

We spent a lazy Colombian Saturday in the northern port city of Santa Marta. This is the second city in Colombia we’ve visited lately and we still cannot find the elusive Juan Valdez. As any child of the 50s and … Continue reading

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Romancing the Stone in Cartagena

OK, so we’re not really Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. And, Danny DeVito wasn’t chasing us around in an old beat-up Fiat. But, we did get the feel for the romance of Cartagena, Colombia on our one-day stop. It was … Continue reading

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Transiting the Panama Canal

Going through the Panama Canal is something every traveler should experience, at least once in their life. The eight hour trip along the 47 mile route of the waterway that connects two oceans gives one the chance to dwell on … Continue reading

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South American Trip Recap (4)

Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil: On March 2, we spent a very pleasant day in the resort town of Buzios, a place usually frequented by folks from Rio who just want to get away for a few days. We took a … Continue reading

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South American Trip Recap (3)

So, during the latter part of February/early March we set off on our luxury cruise up the coast of Brazil culminating with a 1,000 mile trip up the Amazon to Manaus. After two days sailing north we stopped at Ilhabela, Brazil. … Continue reading

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South American Trip Recap (2)

February 25 we were in Montevideo, Uruguay for the day. We took a sight-seeing excursion around town and checked out the preparations for the upcoming presidential inauguration. Here’s a photo of the “Village People” working on scaffolding for the event. It … Continue reading

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South American Trip Recap (1)

OK, by popular demand (from one of our three or four readers) Jay has finally gotten off his duff and will begin recapping last month’s South American adventure. In our last post we had landed in Buenos Aires and were about to start … Continue reading

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Weekend at the Bo-Bo in BA

This is more of a newsy post than anything else for the benefit of at least the two readers of our blog that we know we have. You know who you are. We took a direct 14-hour evening flight from Frankfurt … Continue reading

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Flying to South America Tonight

We’re about to board Lufthansa in a few hours for a 14-hour flight to Buenos Aires. Seventy-seven degree weather, spring breezes and the smell of Argentine beef grilling over the coals is calling to us. We have been so fortunate … Continue reading

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