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October 2016

Cruising the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are lands of unparalleled uniqueness. In the 1830’s, Charles Darwin made a historic scientific visit to the Galapagos, and in 1859, he published his Theory of Evolution, largely using the flora and fauna of the Galapagos to further define and prove his ideas. Between three and five million years ago, the islands […]

Budget Report: Colombia

Since the beginning of the trip, we’ve been attempting to track every expense to get a better picture of where our money is going and if we’re on track to make it last.  After each country, we’re planning on posting our resulting budget to give a better idea of how much it actually costs to […]

Small Differences

When visiting a new country, you will of course notice many differences.  Some of these differences are large and expected, such as the fact that everyone speaks a different language or that the typical cuisine isn’t quite what you’re used to.  Other differences, however, aren’t so striking and sometimes even take a while to recognize. […]

Medellín: Colombia’s Modern City

Medellín, a city once infamous only for Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror, is now Colombia’s most modern, progressive metropolis, transforming itself from the murder capital of the world in 1991 to the world’s most innovative city in 2013.  Investments into the education, culture, and infrastructure of the city have engendered social change on a scale rarely seen, […]