Archive for November, 2009

When?

| November 30, 2009 10:49 am

Though you wouldn’t know it by the long gaps between our picture and blog posts, we’ve been traveling around Colombia for more than 40 days now… actually, perhaps the long delays should be a clue as to our location and duration of time spent here. Because, as we’ve learned, Colombians are never in a hurry to be on time for anything (not unlike Bolivians but that’s another story) and have even warped the Spanish language to fit their odd sense of timing. When you ask a Colombian when something will happen or when they will do something, you’re likely to get one of the following short answers. But don’t think that you know the answer even if you’re a fluent Spanish speaker, because it’s different out here.  Here’s how it works:

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Yes we are still here

| November 24, 2009 12:50 pm

so updates to our site have been scant thanks to surprisingly scant Internet access in Colombia but thanks to all those who complained by email and asked for more pics and posts (we are touched you care)… anyway, we have been in Colombia for more than a month now and have some new pictures up from our early days here

almost done going through our backlog of pictures from Bolivia and Peru from October so more stories to come as soon as we get more reliable Internet access

in other news, we got our 1993 Eurovan camper van now so are on the road in style at last… in Cartagena, Colombia right now and about to start our long journey to (hopefully) Punta Arenas in 30 minutes