Month: October 2017

Quito:  Andean Mountain Retreat

Quito After my wonderful time in Paraguay visiting dear friends, encountering strange critters, and experiencing a road trip South American-style, it was time to head up to Ecuador to meet my friend Valerie.  Val is […]

Paraguay:  Landlocked South American Central Hub

  To travel to Paraguay, I flew from Panama to Asuncion directly – one of the few direct flights available to Paraguay’s capital! Nestled in the center of South America, Paraguay is a bit of […]

Panama:  Gateway Between East and West

  Situated just south of Costa Rica in Central America and joining the two continents of North and South, Panama is a true crossroads, joining Pacific with Atlantic, North with South, and tradition with modernity […]

Cuba:  Island with Soul

  Cuba – No Man’s Land for Americans I actually didn’t know if I was going to Cuba until the day before I left.  Apparently, deciding to go to Caribbean islands during the peak of […]