Colombia

Colombia

Highlights

Late Night Salsa at Quiebra-Canto, Cartagena

Dancing to Afro-Caribbean Tunes

Meandering Through the Walled City of Cartagena

Riding a Dirt Bike Through Minca

Coffee Tour in Minca (warning: go heavy on the bug spray)

Reading a Book at Cafe Duni, Minca

Night Walks in the Amazon

Food Tour in Cartagena

Cervezas and Piranha fishing

Amazon Wildlife Viewing

Getting to Know the Indigenous Community of San Martin

Savor Tropical Fruits: Guanabana, Lulo, Maracuya, Coco

Eating Yuca - Yuca Balls, Yuca Chicken Soup, Yuca


In a word

Born to Salsa

 

Best Time to Travel 

January - March (dry season)

 

Recommended Length of Time

15 - 20 Days

 

 Story

Diary – 12/24/18

The heat, the constant sweating, and the jungle start to take over, and you settle in. One quickly adapts to an environment that does not favor dry clothes. It is day two of five, and clean underwear is not an option, you are comfortable wearing the same moist clothes, and a rain jacket seems far from necessary. No longer is an “Albert” (a giant, seven-inch flying grasshopper that occupied our room) frightening or a threat. The rain is soothing and the sounds at night are comforting.

Today, we traveled in the pouring rain (rainforest, duh.) to see a variety of monkeys up close at the Maikuchiga sanctuary. This place is succeeding at rehabilitating monkeys captured from the illegal wildlife trade, with the local indigenous community operating the center. It was a joy to learn from the caretakers and watch monkeys be monkeys (Capuchin’s, woolly monkeys, owl monkeys). As the monkeys were climbing all over us and pulling at our locks, all I could think of - with this massive grin on my face -was what the travel doctor told my brother before he left:

Doctor: “Whatever you do, please just don’t fuck with monkeys. All they care about is food and sex, that’s it.”

Anthony, day two, plays with monkeys.

Colombian Amazon Experience:

Yoi Ecolodge HERE

Maikuchiga Foundation HERE

 
Chile

Chile

GIS for Conservation

GIS for Conservation