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Latin America & Caribbean

Musicians at Parque Colon, Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic – Music, Sea & History

I live in New York City in a neighborhood where many Dominicans live and have businesses. On a daily basis, I have friendly encounters with folks from there and wonder what their country is like. Finally, we had six days free in December of 2018 and decided to go. Though

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Mona Monkey in Grand Etang Forest Reserve

Grenada – Nature, History & Agriculture

I’ve wanted to travel to Grenada since America invaded this tiny country in 1983. So, we decided to visit and see for ourselves how this came about. While it had tangential Cold War significance, it seems amazing today that anyone would want to fight there. Rather, it’s a place with

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Sari Sari Falls Dominica

Dominica – Nature Isle of the Caribbean

Everything I read said that Dominica should not be missed by nature lovers and friends who’ve been there highly recommended going. So, we decided we had to visit. In short, we were not disappointed, as we were enchanted with the rugged coastline… enjoyed the extensive hiking trails… and marveled at

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Woman and a child with a balloon - Cartagena

Colombia – Part 3 – Cartagena

Introduction We had only two full days in Cartagena. For one of those days, we decided to drive to Aracataca, the birthplace of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate author. We thought if we left early, we could make the one-way 4.5 hours and 160 miles (260 kilometer) distance. We

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Medellin city panoramic view - Colombia

Colombia – Part 2 – Medellín

Introduction Medellín was recently known as the world’s most dangerous city. It may now be as famous for being the home of arguably South America’s most renowned living artist, Fernando Botero, and his signature rotund art.   What Medellín should also be celebrated for is its excellent public transportation, including

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Bogota Wall Graffiti - Bogota

Colombia Part 1 Bogotá

Introduction This was the first time I was in Colombia. In the capital city of Bogotá, I expected a few things, such as delightful colonial buildings…   …massive churches in front of mountains…   … friendly and warm people on the street…   …but what I was blown away with

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The Long Road to Cullaville

The Long Road to Cullaville

by Boris Kester is a captivating travel memoir that transcends the boundaries of traditional exploration. Through his unique experiences and eloquent storytelling, Kester invites readers

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