I always thought I’d be dead by thirty-five. I don’t know where this fixation came from, what triggered it, or why I believed it, but the imagined certainty that I wouldn’t live to see forty defined my 20s and early 30s in a very real way. My friends in university would tell me to stop… Continue reading Thirty-Five
Being born in Colombia —a violent and lovely land of duality, of rancid poetry, marvellous heartbreak, impossible beauty, and sequestered abundance— is a curse. On the one hand, it’s a magical, fertile, lush kingdom filled with wonders and beauty. From the Amazon Rainforest to the Caribbean Sea, from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Ocean,… Continue reading The Colombian Curse: A Love Letter to my Country
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the tallest seaside mountain range in the world, hugs Colombia’s Caribbean coast, bringing the ocean, the jungle, and mountain-top glaciers together in dramatic landscapes stitched together by crystal-clear rivers. I’ve been very lucky to spend a lot of time in 7 Piedras, which is located at over 1,000 masl perched… Continue reading The Heart of the World: Minca Jungle
The diversity in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta creates some of the most spectacular sunsets I've ever seen, the vantage point from the ridge of the mountain offering a unique view of the sun setting behind the Caribbean Sea.
San Andrés, Providencia & Santa Catalina is a small tropical archipelago located in the Caribbean Sea over 700 km north of Colombia's mainland.
Every time I visit Florida, I discover new places like Weeki Wachee Spring State Park, and return to the places I've known since my childhood on the Gulf Coast, like St Petersburg and the always beautiful Fort de Soto County Park.
We rented kayaks and paddled among lush vegetation and wildlife down the 4.5 km stretch of crystal-clear spring water which bubbles from subterraneous caverns and flows out into the Gulf of Mexico.
I had the chance to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the peak of the autumn foliage in 2020.
First, I saw Miami and its vibrant street art; then, I explored Florida's beautiful beaches and natural parks. Here are some its landscapes and the wonderful creatures that call them home./Primero, conocí Miami y su vibrante arte callejera; después, exploré las playas y los parques naturales de la Florida. Aquí están algunos de sus paisajes y… Continue reading Natural World: Florida