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Poor Man’s Galapagos: A real-life documentary at Isla de La Plata

The strategically-located Puerto Lopez is the gateway to the Poor Man’s Galapagos – more commonly known as Isla de La Plata (Silver Island) – where one will have up close encounters with the abundant marine birdlife such as blue-footed boobies, … Continue reading Poor Man’s Galapagos: A real-life documentary at Isla de La Plata

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Armenia, Colombia: Recalling The Miracle City I Called Home For 4 Months

Shortly before the end of our studies in Colombia, we were invited to a professor’s home for a gathering and a friend asked the group, “What would you miss most about here?” It was an unexpected question, and I blurted, … Continue reading Armenia, Colombia: Recalling The Miracle City I Called Home For 4 Months

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Of New Year’s Resolutions: I’m not Jack & I’m Gonna Get My New Fabulous Body!

A few years back, I read Gretchen Rubin’s first book, The Happiness Project, and something that she said about resolutions struck a chord. Many people make New Year’s resolutions but do not see them through (sometimes, as bad as giving … Continue reading Of New Year’s Resolutions: I’m not Jack & I’m Gonna Get My New Fabulous Body!