With a brush with an anaconda under our belts, it was time to seek out some other Amazonian wildlife. This time we took to the river to swim with pink dolphins. Amazon pink dolphins or Inia geoffrensis are one of just a handful of river dolphin species around the world and are unique to the […]
Despite my fear of being eaten by an alligator in the Amazon (read my previous posts on anacondas and pink dolphins to understand why), we were lucky to encounter one up close at camp. There was a particular alligator that liked to sun itself on the banks right outside camp. In fact, he liked it […]
Location: Las Pampas, Bolivia Today’s Plan: Searching for anacondas “We probably won’t see any,” the guide said, trying not to get our hopes too high of seeing an anaconda in the wild. “Muy peligroso, muy peligroso,” he continued. “I think he’s saying the water’s deep,” said one of our traveling companions. “No, he’s saying it’s […]
One of the intoxicating things about travel is the sight, smell and taste of food. Meandering through smokey alleyways and lively markets, wandering to wafts of deliciousness and stopping at endless street stalls for a sumptuous snack. For us, cuisine is a big part of discovering a country, its culture and people. And we’ll try […]
The Mayans of Guatemala and surrounding regions of Central America, had one of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world. A culture that thrived in the realms of art, architecture, literature, philosophy and mathematics, they were also well attuned to their natural surroundings – astrology, agriculture and seasonal changes. It is no wonder then […]
Making drinking chocolate from scratch, Santa Apolonia, Guatemala, June 2011. Not sure I can accurately convey the size of that wooden spoon.
Circumnavigating the globe on Peace Boat last year, I was given the privilege to witness glimpses of some of the most amazing and thoroughly intoxicating places this world has to offer. Today being the one-year anniversary since we set sail from Yokohama and made an 80-day journey across the high seas, it seems fitting to […]
This year, I have been fortunate enough to travel to 20 countries – many for the first time, while others were return visits. Here is a look into my world of travel in 2011.