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I hit Prague running as I always do if the opportunity arises for me to see a city on arrival day. Of course I have been to Prague before, once back in the 1990's and also in 2015 for the "Signal Light Festival". This time is different for so many reasons. First of all I am traveling with a huge group of people who I know, I had a visitor from NY come to hang with me for a week, Stacey (I will talk about that shortly) and I am here in the summer when the weather is amazing. From...

I just got back from a four day side trip to Rio de Janeiro with some other Meraki's to catch some last chance sun and do a helicopter over Rio too. Buenos Aires and Argentina was cold so Rio was a great move and the right way to leave the continent. Also met up with a very sweet new friend from Bolivia which made the trip more special. As I boarded my plane for the end of my first half of my trip I can't help but wonder what the next six months has in store for me. South America...

Back in 2005 I came to Buenos Aires in January when the weather was absolutely beautiful and warm. Now I am here and it is late fall/winter and it is chilly and I can not get over this damn cold. Myself and a number of other travelers from my group have all been sick since Bogota in February and we call it the "Meraki Cough" (Meraki is the name of our Group in Remote Year) and it just came back to haunt us again. This time around I have lots of time to walk around and explore a much larger...

Even though I have been to Buenos Aires before back in 2005 it seems like a lifetime ago. I do not remember this city being so large, maybe because I have been to so many smaller cities on this trip (except Mexico City) it is an illusion. The building and apartment I am staying in is by far the best yet. The set up here is also great because the building itself has 43 of us, like we took over the place. It is a converted hotel into apartments in the Palermo neighborhood. As usual I have been running around...

After getting back from Patagonia, which was such an amazing week, I was looking forward to being in the one city that I have not been to as of yet, Cordoba. Before I talk about Cordoba, let me praise Patagonia as a whole. A group of us planned this side trip back in March to go to Patagonia on our way to Argentina. There were 12 of us in total all booked and planned by Derek Smith who did a wonderful job of taking care of all of the essentials needed for such a large group. We rented two vans,...

For me being in Cusco for the second time was a very special feeling. I loved Cusco the first time and even more this time. The city made me feel comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. Comfortable in knowing the layout of the city and uncomfortable because of the high elevation that pisses me off on the difficulty in just walking around. There were many highlights of my week there and one disappointment, I was unable to physically get to Rainbow Mountain. My timing and planning was terrible and with a mix-up of trying to meet some people to...

As we start on month four, a full quarter of my trip completed so quickly, we arrived in Lima, Peru. I've been to Lima two times in the past. Once in 2015 for three days after I went to Iquitos for a week (The Amazon of Peru) and also in 2010 when I went to Machu Picchu with my ex-girlfriend. I really don't remember the weather being so beautiful and having such wonderful beaches. My apartment is situated half a block from the water in Miraflores a beachfront neighborhood. Back in February most of us met up to decide when...

Back to Medellin after a couple of long two weeks of traveling around Colombia. When I returned to Medellin from Nuqui (another remote beach) I knew I had over 11 days to be here but knowing myself I couldn't stay put for that long. I decided to do a quick two days to San Andes Island and I'm so glad I did. Going myself and the two days also turned out to be the right amount of time. [caption id="attachment_2273" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (San Andres is the Red Dot on the Map)[/caption] San Andres is an island that is part of Colombia but...

A few of us planned a different kind of relaxing trip to get out of the city again and head somewhere hopefully warm. Now that my home is Medellin for the month with its mostly spring like weather, lots of rainy days though, trips up to the northern part of Colombia just seems like the right thing to do. Nuqui happens to be in the west coast, Pacific side of Colombia. We took a 12 seat prop plane from Medellin's small airport directly to Nuqui with a 45 minute boat ride to arrive at our isolated resort of sorts [caption id="attachment_2252"...

I have been wanting to go to Rio for Carnaval for many years but just haven't been able to work it out yet. My friend who is an amazing photographer, Widger, who is from Brazil, has been going for over 25 years. He has full access tickets to shoot on the floor and really anywhere he needs to go. This past year I asked if he could get me a ticket but that never happened, oh well, next year then. Because I am living in Bogota me and my fellow travelers at Remote Year decided to head over to Barranquilla to see...