Monday, March 03, 2008

Finally, a Vacation!

Now seems as good a time as any to announce that I am going to visit Colombia in two weeks time.

10 comments:

Linda said...

Doesn't sound like a good place to go... What does the state department say about it's stability?z

Marie said...

The usual. Bring your passport, don't need a visa, watch out for baddies cuz they can be real mean.

Ed Ward said...

Oh, I thought the troops were massing because they heard you were coming!

Marie said...

Colombians are big fans of Dik-Dik.

detroit dog said...

yikes! hmmm....

Porque deseas a ir Colombia? Estas loca, aunque soy seguro que tendras una buena historia a decirnos.

Buena suerte! ( y diga Hugo "hola" para nosotros!)

Have you brushed up on even the smallest of customs?

Marie said...

Let's see... drink coffee, don't wander off into remote jungles, speak Spanish. Yeah, I'm ready.

detroit dog said...

You are brave.

But I am curious why you chose Colombia; I do look forward to hearing about your adventures. And seeing the pix.

Marie said...

Not that brave, really. It's the Next Big Thing, it seems. Loads of backpackers on the ground already, and I know two (well, one know and one e-know) people who have already been within the past year. Time Out New York even featured Bogota this week. Who knew?

Anyway, the story isn't that exciting but I'll tell it sooner or later. "You've been there? Well, I've been here," all while trying not to go to the other side of the world. And ultimately, I actually HAVE been to Colombia-though only to the Amazon part-before so I don't even get any new bragging rights.

Eliza said...

Good for you! I'm sure you'll have a great time. I've got a Columbian friend who lives here in Iceland if you want to e-chat with someone local before you go ...
Look forward to reading about it upon your return.

Amanda Castleman said...

Bring your business cards: people seemed BIG on them. And leave extra time for hotel checkouts in Cartagena, as staff may send a bomb sniffer dog through your room before letting you out the front door...

You're already smart enough to dodge the aguardiente (firewater).

Yup, you'll be fine. And you'll have a blast.

Ax, sending happy travel vibes from the wilds of Alaska