This is my Latin America (aka a year on the road).

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Friday, October 7, 2005

Today it's exactly one year since I left Seattle. And what a year it's been. To be honest I don't know how to best sum it up. A year on the road, a continent to love...

Antigua, hammocks, volcanoes, jungle, tarantulas, crazy beautiful mind-blowing Colombia, unbelievable colors, Patagonia, no jaguars, The Death Road, Roraima, plazas, language struggles, Machu Picchu, diving, sailboat adventures, vallenato, colonial cities, hiking, beaches, mustard tricks, mountain biking, Rio de Janeiro, blog updates, chicken buses, Salar de Uyuni, loneliness, happiness, the Amazon, lobster, fruit juices, snorkeling, big fat juicy steaks, promiscuous girls, guaraná, fast Internet, slow Internet, I'll hardly call that Internet, bad hangovers, monkeys, rafting, delays, bad roads, false promises, Coca Cola, gorgeous swimming pools, piña, engine fires, alfajores, samba, the southernmost city, pizza, shoeshine boys, The Gringo Trail, food stalls, pique macho, Iguazu Falls, ruins, sharks, Bogotá, surfing, aji de gallina, canopy tours, rodizio, sun, snow, rain, Buenos Aires, fever, salsa, beer, Maya world, sandwiches, late nights, early mornings, Joy Ride Cafe, Little Corn Island, Alf Kåre, Easter Island, Cuba Libre, Bocas del Toro, friendly people, Inca Kola, solitude, tents, Pantanal, Spanish schools, Playa Majagual, Cartagena, MP3, waterfalls, turquoise water, awesome snowcapped peaks, Semuc Champey, two hemispheres, equator, snakes, Torres del Paine, churches, gallo pinto, Mendoza, Indians, fiestas, siestas, Lake Atitlan, high altitude, the Pacific, the Atlantic, dormitories, museums, Iskra, islands, beggars, being lost, curiosity, the Panama Canal, ceviche, longboats, Simon Bolivar, reading books, Tayrona, diarrhea, merengue, Caipirinha, Lake Titicaca, humidity, glaciers, rip-offs, dodgy flights, a floating tortoise, stuck, skiing, Cerro Fitz Roy, poor people, rich people, tango, Angel Falls, lakes, fun in the sun, tortuous rivers, my younger brother, Opera Bay, spiders, craters, no toilet paper, never bored (almost), 15 countries, Inca world, Granada, hamburgers, Manu, taxi!, La Paz, Footprint, maracuyá, warm days, cold nights, Corcovado, hospitality, mestizos, travel planning, Gangsterville, cinema, football, Utila, shoestring backpackers, air condition, clubs, Cali, Isla de Ometepe, dope heads, Mongo's, huevos, Copacabana, Ipanema, old cars, snapping photos, the Andes, hostels, hotels, Manuel Antonio, splurging, Lonely Planet, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colón, frijoles, crampons, dinosaurs, Mojitos, studying maps, dreadlocks, choppy water, Galapagos Islands,...

...gorgeous mosquitos and women by the truckload...

Tomorrow morning my brother and I are off on an eight days cruise around the Galapagos Islands. Surely it will be an adventure, and I'll also get to celebrate my 36th birthday aboard. Hopefully with some Havana Club and blue-footed boobies. I feel lucky!!!
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