Posts Tagged with "travel"

Organize for Adventure

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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How does organization help you be more adventurous? Let me start with the excuses I hear about not being organized, which generally boil down to misconceptions about what being organized does for you. By being organized, valuable resources – time, money, space – are not wasted in ways that return no or little value to […]

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Lota

Friday, September 4, 2009

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September 1, 2009 The trip to Lota started off ordinary enough and until this morning, I thought this first leg of the trip to Ushuaia might be without incident. I left Villarrica about 6:15pm last night. Once on the highway (Ruta 5 – PanAmerican) I filled the gas tank. Gas at the first Copec was […]

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Chileno Vagabundo

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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First let me put to bed a particular myth about Chilenos. I read over and over how the people of Chile are not as nice as the people of Argentina, Uruguay and such. This is a falsehood. They are just as warm and friendly, not necessarily as effusive, and therefore I believe, more sincere. I […]

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dichotomy, gastronomy, juxtaposition and genuflection

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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So ugly things first. Someone broke the sacred trust of the hostel and stole some property yesterday. One guy had 400 dollars and a new sony vaio laptop stolen and my small camera. Now onto other things. I would say about the only Chile has in common with Argentina or Uruguay is Spanish and even […]

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Cafe’ con Piernas

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Before we get to the coffee with legs, we have to get to Chile. The trip was uneventful from my dorm till part way across the Andes.  It seems a storm built unexpectedly in front of us and the air suddenly got rough.  Although people were out of their seats, the pilot banked the plane […]

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Punta del Diablo

Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Strangely, I have noticed a distinct lack of Americans the last three days. It seems that Americans stick to the “safer” areas. Well that is a sure fire way to miss out on the best parts of a country. Most people coming to Uruguay will end up in Montevideo and for beach side entertainment at […]

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Chuy

Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Chuy is on the border with Brazil. As a matter of fact, the main drag thru town are two, two way streets separated by a grass medium. The South side is Uruguay and the North Brazil. Here you will find duty free shopping, more pirated and fake good than Korea and a weird Spanish-Portuguese dialect. […]

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Uruguay

Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Leaving Montevideo my plan was to travel to Cabo Polonia and hide out for three or four days. Well as it turns out, I miss calculated my pesos and did not have enough to eat, stay and make it back to Montevideo on. Now, you have to know that Cabo Polonia can only be reached […]

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Accomodations

Friday, May 23, 2008

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The ride from Gulf Shores into Florida and down to Panama City was uneventful yet consisting of mile after mile of ocean views and a salty breeze. One of the things that I have noticed is how much more difficult it is to find just any old spot to throw in my tent. I started […]

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Engineered Madness

Thursday, May 22, 2008

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After packing up my wet sandy gear from Trinity River bank, I proceeded to drop the bike. In my defense, it was sandy and I was trying to pull onto the highway with spining out. No scrapes on the bike however, it broke the right foot rest bracket. It held till Lafayette, LA where it […]

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Lubbock in my rearview mirror

Monday, May 12, 2008

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First I would like to thank God for blessing me with the resources to make this trip, that includes my sister and brother-in-law who are keeping my dog while I am away. And my friend Al who has continuously encouraged me to do this. I could not and can not do this without all of […]

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