Its easy to become so accustomed to luxuries that you begin to think of them as essentials. Dishwashers, dryers, microwaves, ovens, televisions, vacuum cleaners, a car… the list of things that I assumed were essential was quite lengthy.
Of course you can find these ‘essentials’ while living or traveling abroad, but I recommend living without them for at least a few months.
If you have done any research into traveling to Colombia you’ve probably come across safety warnings. While Medellin is a far cry from the dangerous days of the 1990s and early 00s its still a big city with its fair share of crime.
I’ve been in the city for a month and a half and have not experienced nor witnessed any crime… until this morning.
Life is tenacious and there’s nothing like hiking in the desert to realize that fact. Despite the heat and arid climate, the path leading from the Pima Canyon trailhead is nothing short of lush. Sure, everything is covered in thorns…but there is a remarkable amount of greenery for such a seemingly inhospitable land.
Looking to camp on Cumberland Island, well then you’re gonna need to figure out which campground you want to stay at! Although some of the barrier islands seem like backcountry playgrounds that allow beach camping, everything is tightly managed at Cumberland befitting it status as a National Seashore.
There is always a first time for everything. Or, there is always a first time for everything you do at least once. For me, this was my first time canoe camping. I’ve camped instead of staying in hotels on long road trips. I’ve RV camped. I’ve gone glamping. I’ve camped on overnight backpacking trips. But canoe camping? This was new to me.
And you know what? Its awesome. But, a goodly part of it being awesome was the location, and of the Okefenokee Swamp I do not think enough good things can be said.
The city of Cancun sprawls over an area of 764 square miles (or to use the locally preferred unit of measurement: 1978.75 square Metrics) and boasts a population of 628 thousand. This puts it within a heaping tablespoon or so of the population of Las Vegas, while managing to cover more than 5 times the area of Sin City.
Yet, despite easily dwarfing all but 28 US cities in size, Cancun is just a baby. In human years it might be considered middle aged, but since it was founded in 1970 it is the third youngest city listed on Wikipedia’s page List of cities in the Americas by year of foundation! In fact, Cancun boasted a population of 3 before it was incorporated as a city. This fact brings us to an awkward truth: Cancun does not have its own cuisine!
Today I had the opportunity to meet a person whose goal it is to bring something new to Cancun, making great Mexican food that offers something uniquely Cancunese.