Monthly Archives: June 2011
The Ciudad Perdida (Lost city) has an history interesting enough to make me hike for 5 days in the rain forest. And I never did an hike longer than few hours before in my life. This pre-Colombian settlement of the Tayrona people, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding the city of Santa Marta, Colombia, was unknown … Continue reading
Salsa in Cartagena means places like Donde Fidel and Cafe´ Havana, and famous artist Joe Arroyo… In this post I´ll talk of all of them, experienced in the very hot and humid days I spent in the beautiful colonial city of Cartagena de Indias. Donde Fidel This is how the Lonely Planet describes this … Continue reading
The Pan-American highway runs for 47,958 km (29,800 mi) from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina.But… is not complete. A 87 km gap exists between Panama and Colombia.87 km of rainforest, swamps, guerrillas, called the Darien Gap that was crossed for the first time only in the 1960! So, there´s no road between Panama and Colombia. To … Continue reading
When I first read about the Panama Canal as the biggest engineering work ever, Ithought it was an exaggeration. But once in Panama, a not-to-miss visit to the closeby Miraflores locks changed my mind big time :) The amount of work and effort required to escavate, isolate and flood the 77km lenght of the canal … Continue reading
From a place like Panama City, where Salsa is everywhere, the expectation for the Salsa Congress – that by pure coincident was in the same weekend as I was there! – grew naturally high :) When I reached the location Fiesta Casino on Friday evening I was super-excited.But I had to ask 3 times “donde … Continue reading
OK I´m already late updating the blog, but I´ve been 5 days in the sea sailing from Panama´to Cartagena (Colombia)… I´ll write later about this great experience, but now it´s time for the first post about the Salsa. The Salsa in Panama´city. In Panama´, Salsa music is everywhere.
Getting to Panama’ Here I am in Panama’ City after a 8800km flight. 3 things about the flight: First, it got a delay of 40 minutes. If I was on a business trip I wouldn’t care, but being on my free time makes a different effect :) Second, there was an Italian guy sit almost … Continue reading