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Key the Deep thoughts

Emotions that fill my life on days like most of my recent sundays; lonesomeness, boredom, jealousy, and most of all homesickness.  This day is one that I need to find activities to occupy my mind and emotions the most.   115 more words

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We finally bought a plane ticket for the Caribbean, so with limited time remaining in the area, we headed for the touristy town of Guatape, located on a man-made lake about 1.5 hours outside of Medellin. 198 more words

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A Study in Contrasts

We loved Medellin so much that we stayed for nine days, our longest stay that didn’t involve volunteering. Our hostel, the Palm Tree, was a magical, calm oasis in the middle of the bustling city–a perfect place to go back to after a busy day sightseeing. 834 more words

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A visit to the first public outdoor escalator in Colombia

We wanted to go ride the other cable car yesterday, just as something to do. When we told Luz (the hostel cleaning lady and probably the sweetest person on the planet) our plans, she suggested that we grab a bus while we were in the area and check out the escaleras eléctricas.  405 more words

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Letters from home!

Today I received a letter from a very special lady! The best girlfriend I could ever ask for of course.  It contained a card with a very special message and a new addition to my keys, for another reminder of the beautiful girl I have eagerly waiting for me in Minnesota!   38 more words

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A fine time in Medellin

Our time in Medellin started off fortuitously, as we were tipped off on our blog (a comment left by someone we had never met) that our friend Ahmed was in the city. 588 more words


On our way west! ROAD TRIP.

Will be nice to hit the road with Katie for a few weeks.

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