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A Love Affair with Horses – 4: A Fitting Finale in Colombia

A Love Affair with Horses – 4: A Fitting Finale in Colombia

on Jan 13, 2016

Colombia! The land of Salsa, Coffee and other stimulants. We’d spent a couple weeks in this gorgeous country doing touristy things. But my itch for riding horses had come back. I found a couple small places to be on horseback for a few hours. In Salento, part of Colombia’s coffee triangle where we did the obligatory coffee tour, we could go on a very tame...

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A Love Affair with Horses-3: Drunk Aussies in Vilcabamba

A Love Affair with Horses-3: Drunk Aussies in Vilcabamba

on Jan 12, 2016

Vilcabamba! The Valley of Longevity as the International Living magazine called it. Arriving here shaken and stirred from crazy taxi drivers, military truck rides and nearly losing my residency card, I quickly set upon the purpose that we came here for- Caballos! A little bit of research led us to this Australian drunk named Gavin. He used to be a really good horse...

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A Love Affair with Horses-2: Finding the Valley of Longevity

A Love Affair with Horses-2: Finding the Valley of Longevity

on Jan 12, 2016

My experience on the farm in Slovenia was relegated to the back of my mind just a few short months after. The thing with traveling is that so many peak experiences keep coming your way that it’s very easy to forget something good that happened, to be replaced with some other experience. In time I was traveling through Peru. After having traveled through it’s...

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A Love Affair with Horses

A Love Affair with Horses

on Jan 11, 2016

Graceful Canters, Airy Trots, Wisps of mane waving in the wind, Steam lightly blown from nostrils, The sheen of sweat glistening across flexing muscles. These are just some of the pictures that conjure up in my mind every time I think of horses. Those magnificent beasts of the plain. So powerful, and yet so gentle. Horses evoke strong emotions. Freedom. Power. Love....

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The Man from Nowhere

The Man from Nowhere

on Oct 21, 2015

While on the ferry from Sweden to Finland, I ended up sharing a cabin with 3 other guys. Two were from countries that I forget now. Probably Sweden. But the third was from a country that I will never forget. He said “Nowhere” with a very nicotine stained grin. I didn’t understand. I asked him to show me his passport. And there it was… He said the passport was...

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When Good Enough is Perfect

When Good Enough is Perfect

on Mar 20, 2015

This originally appeared as a post on my FaceBook page. I have since modified it to be a blog to capture it as part of my RTW experiences: A friend posted an article on FaceBook titled “Be Happier by Settling for Good Enough“. As it spurred a few discussions among friends, I realized how true it had been for me, in traveling. I started out with my...

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