rocks making a scale

The Two Extremes Of Latin America – A Story Of Insecurity And Kindness From Venezuela

I wrote this article a couple days before being robbed in Manizales, Colombia. Still, nothing changes and this post is still valid. But it has taken on a new meaning for me. After visiting Venezuela, many people have asked me how it was. But it’s not like a “how was it” question. It’s like a […]
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Me And Juan In Park de Gran Colombia

Cucuta, Colombia – New Friends, Inspiration, And Venezuela’s Contraband Gas Station

Crossing The Venezuela-Colombia Border I left Merida, Venezuela at 8am on a bus destined for San Cristobal, Venezuela. Though the journey is only 180km/112mi, it took 6 hours. There was the 30 minute stop for lunch, lots of slow uphill climbs, winding through the mountains, and speed bumps in the small towns we passed through. […]
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Village Moving Forward Fulfilling The Mission

1984 In Venezuela

Last year I accomplished a long-standing goal to read George Orwell’s classic 1984. It was amazing, as expected. Unexpectedly, no matter where you live on this planet, elements of the book are already in full effect to some extent. I saw the billboard signs below on New Year’s Eve as we drove to the beach […]
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Me At Playa Azul

Celebrating The New Year In Venezuela – Impromptu Trip To The Most Beautiful Beach I’ve Ever Seen

I haven’t really been on top of things here in Venezuela. I’ve been having a great time with my friend Luis and things have been awesome. The volunteering opportunity I arranged in Barcelona, Venezulea didn’t work out, so just before New Year’s I found myself not knowing what to do. Staying longer felt like overstaying […]
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Border Motorcycle Ride

Crossing The Colombian-Venezuelan Border – Another Nightmare But I Rode A Motorcycle

My luck with border crossings seems to be getting worse instead of better. Until the incident in Panama, all my border crossings have been quite easy and painless. Entering Colombia was easy because the boat company took care of our immigration. Well, I left Santa Marta on an 8am bus bound for Maicao. Maicao is […]
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Happy Nomad Tour Route With Venezuela Highlighted

How I Improved My Trip And Avoided Being Alone On Christmas In Less Than An Hour By Embracing Change

On Thursday, December 1st I sat down to try and do some Happy Nomad Tour “administrative” things. I used to stay a month ahead in terms of planning, but I’ve long given that up and take comfort in knowing where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing 24-hours in the future. My brother, who planned […]
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