Monthly Archives: July 2011

GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

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Rollin’ On The River

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Of Chivas And Men

Chiva, translated literally, means goat. Throughout latin america, chiva has a popular usage suggesting something more like a “beater.” The old car that keeps chugging along, however  weathered and dilapidated it may be. Like it’s English-language equivalent, to call something … Continue reading

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Simple Beauty

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The Whole Whale

City life has found us once again, albeit for a brief interlude before heading back to the countryside. For the last day-and-a-half, Mark and I have spent a good amount of time exploring Medellin, a city we were prepared to … Continue reading

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Deep In The Heart Of Coffee Country

We left Salento on a rainy Friday afternoon, joining the “Highway Of Coffee” headed north through Pereira up to Manizales. The highlight of our brief visit in Manizales was undoubtedly the dinner we prepared for ourselves. Yes, Lex and I … Continue reading

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An Artsy-Fartsy Evening

If it seems as though Mark and I keep saying the same thing about Salento (“We love it here!” “It’s so peaceful and rejuvenating!” The people are so warm and friendly!”), it’s because it’s true. We’ve been here just about … Continue reading

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Wax On, Wax Off

Unfortunately, there just isn’t any other way to name a post covering our journey to the Valle De Cocora National Park, home of the Wax Palm. The Palma De Cera is the world’s tallest palm, growing to heights as tall … Continue reading

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How ‘Bout We Stay A While?

Lex and I started Andes Not The Mint with the goal of sharing our experience on the road in South America. As we’ve detailed over the months, we’ve encountered some great times, wonderful places and amazing people. However, the thing … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit

As Mark mentioned in his previous post, whilst still in Ecuador, we bought a plane ticket for the wrong day while planning our initial days in Colombia. In a perfect world where all places visited are equal, this little snafu … Continue reading

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