MEXICO: San Miguel de Allende

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Ready for a change of scenery, I left the bland, grey city of San Jose, Costa Rica, and braved two planes, two airports, four taxis, and a Houston hotel before arriving at my new destination. Filled with color and character San Miguel immediately filled me with a sense of relief that I had made a […]

COSTA RICA: QUARANTINE

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
COSTA RICA: QUARANTINE

As I waited in my hotel room, I yearned for the moment to occupy my new apartment pictured above. Having lived out of a suitcase for five years, this is a welcome respite from my incessant wanderings. If it weren’t for Covid-19, I’d probably be in seventh heaven over my newfound home. Regardless, I am […]

COSTA RICA: Pura Vida – II

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
COSTA RICA: Pura Vida – II

The only glitch on this foray to the land of coatis, parrots, sloths, toucans, and volcanos began at the ticket counter in Cusco, Peru. An Avianca Airline counter agent asked me if I had a yellow fever vaccination certificate. I did not. I wasn’t aware that I needed one and stared at him like a […]

PERU: Cusco – Inca Capital

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
PERU: Cusco – Inca Capital

This is my second visit to the capital of the Incan Empire. I can feel the effects of the altitude but have staved off any sickness with coca tea, the local remedy. I had a most successful trip to Machu Picchu on my last visit. The weather was great which is hit or miss during […]

ARGENTINA: Puerto Iguazú

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
ARGENTINA: Puerto Iguazú

The bus trip from Asunción to Puerto Iguazú proved to be less complicated than expected. Armed with some good movies and fortified by a three-hour nap the time passed quickly. Fortunately, I woke up before my stop in Ciudad del Este. Frankly, complications wouldn’t have mattered anyway since I had finally escaped Paraguay’s horrible capital […]

PARAGUAY: Asunción – #108

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
PARAGUAY: Asunción – #108

Paraguay got on my bad side from jump street. I carefully gathered some quality twenty dollar bills for their exorbitant $160 visa fee before leaving the states. When I tried to pay, the ratbags insisted that the condition of the bills was not up to scratch. This coming from a country whose sidewalks are post-apocalyptic, […]

URUGUAY: Montevideo – Legal Weed

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
URUGUAY: Montevideo – Legal Weed

Veni, Vidi, Weedy. I came, I saw, I got ripped. Well, that pretty much says it for Montevideo. Uruguay is the one country in all of South America where marijuana is legal. Even though tourists are not permitted to purchase it through pharmacies or other sanctioned outlets, quality herb is extremely easy to acquire. Staying […]

ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires

This is my second visit to Buenos Aires, and it’s good to be in a familiar city that is not in turmoil. Things are peaceful and not in disarray. My spacious room is a temple of tranquility with its minimalist design and ample storage. A couple of days of this and I just might feel […]

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