Saturday, June 23, 2007

New travel blog for Latin America and the Caribbean!


As I'm getting ready for my 14th trip to Colombia, I decided that it was time to share my travel experiences online. It's called Latin and Caribbean Travel Blog. From my childhood years in Philadelphia I was interested in travel, and when I had my first opportunity to travel outside of the US in 1979, I jumped at the chance, in that case a college semester in Mexico. In 1980 I received a Fulbright grant to study in Bogota, Colombia for one year, and it was during that stay that I had my first taste of the Caribbean. Aside from traveling to Colombia, I have also traveled to Spain and several Caribbean islands. I enjoy sightseeing, talking to the locals, taking photos and videos, and collecting books and music from these places. I also enjoy using my Spanish when I get the chance.

Over the years I've shared travel information with family, friends and colleagues that they have found useful. Likewise, I hope that you will enjoy this blog and find it full of useful information.

At the top left is a picture of the town of Subachoque, not far from Bogota. We took this on our trip to Bogota last year.

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My Latin and Caribbean Travel website: http://www.latinandcaribbeantravel.com

Yahoo! groups I've created:

Raicesnews - Latin cultural events in the Philadelphia area:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/raicesnews

Caribbean Folk Arts Network (Caribfolk) - Caribbean cultural network: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/caribfolk/

Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas (Latin American Cultural Roots) - a nonprofit organization I founded in 1991:
http://www.raicesculturales.org

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