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Colombia … Here I Come!

There is still a week to go before my departure but I cannot help and imagine what South America will actually look like. When I think of South America … I hear the words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez … so vivid, surreal and magical! I can already feel the magic now … and hopefully I can bring it back with me later.

Like most people on a trip, I want to make the most out of my time. I want to find something that I can’t probably find anywhere else. It’s got to be distinct and special. I need to be as remote as I can possibly be.

Not that I consistently update my blog, but it’s going to be a while until I have a substantial ‘reporting’ materials to share about my trip. I would love to drop a note or update some photos, but that is not a promise, as internet access may be highly restricted.

I kind of have an idea of what I will be doing there, although not entirely. I am quiet a flexible person anyway, as long as I have a certain things to carry with me, I should be totally fine. Without further ado … here is the to do lists:

Travel Necessities:

  • Journal
  • Spanish language phrase book
  • Travel Guide: Colombia
  • Crime and Punishment
  • 35mm camera
  • iPod
  • Cruiser board
  • An open mind …


  • Pereira
  • Medellin
  • Bogota
  • San Andres
  • Providencia
  • Cartagena

Total time: 23 Days

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May 10, 2008 Posted by | Travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indonesia 2007



I finally decided to write a journal about my trip to Indonesia. Although Its quite unusual on my part to share my personal stories to others, it should serve as an experience to see how people would react. Anyway, the fact that I have been away from the motherland for quite sometime, I realized that many aspects had incrementally changed my stand on things, especially my perspective on Indonesia. I do not question the scope of my alternation but I would rather feel it grow naturally within me.

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January 29, 2008 Posted by | Travel | , , , , , | Leave a comment