Tuesday, March 22, 2011

24 Hour Mark

~*~If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener~*~

That's right, 24 hours and I will be settling into a hostel, roaming around the bustling streets of Cartagena, eating yummy ceviche, wandering to my hearts content and soaking up the sun near the equator.

I have great hopes for my first solo South America backpacking trip! What I hope to do with this blog, is share with everyone around the world the jewels of South America! I've heard from many travelers that Colombians have been the nicest group of people they have ever met.. ever! Did you hear that.. er.. read that?! But don't worry, as most people have the worst idea imaginable about Colombia and its people, I will be sure to experience this for you.. so that maybe, if you are one of those 'thinkers' you will strap up and jump on the Colombia train!
Sure Colombia has a wretched past, that was loomed with drug wars.. but if it has changed.. why still hate on it? If people judged America by its past.. slavery, witch trials, racism, wars.. and refused to visit to see for themselves that it has changed wouldn't that be a shame?

~*~Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ~Mark Twain~*~

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