You’ve Gotta Go to Bogota!

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Often when I share my travel plans with others, there is some sort of remark along the lines of “why would you want to go there?” or “you’re going to die!” It was of no surprise when Colombia garnered the same sort of reaction.  Add to that the “you’ll end up kidnapped” and “you’re going to become a drug mule” … Read More

Prostitutes and Gummi Bears – On a Quest for Cuban Cigars

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The rusty red lada sped through the bustling Havana streets. It was dark, I had no idea where I was, and I had just given my last pesos to a prostitute and a couple of young men. Another story not to tell my mother I thought as I sat back and the four of us drove off into the night. I blame Alex, … Read More