Category Archives: vacation

Colombia Wrap Up

So, my vacation to Colombia is over and I feel the need to recap, or sum up, or write something to put it all in perspective.  I am home and already looking forward to my next vacation. Positives (general) The … Continue reading

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A Day on the River Suarez.

We woke at a reasonable hour, and after a decent breakfast with too much papaya we headed out to explore San Gil.   San Gil has positioned itself as the outdoor sports capital of Colombia.   Based on all the advertisements we … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap

  Before explaining Today’s Perfect Moment, I want to explain a few of the Honourable Mentions. Honourable Mentions A couple of my students gave me going away presents. I often get presents, but since Today was Valentine’s Day, I expected … Continue reading

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Lessons for Travelling

There are two lessons about winter vacations that I have not learned yet. That sounds horrible, but hopefully by writing them down, I will finally learn them.  Both of them involve finding stuff.  There is also a lesson I learned … Continue reading

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Hiking Boots: Check!

Armed with gift cards from my 50th birthday, I headed to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get some hiking boots. Part of my next adventure is a four day hike and I didn’t think it was wise to tackle it in … Continue reading

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Good Omens in the Mailbox

I don’t want to bore you with all my trip stuff, but I need to share with you a coincidence that is Today’s Perfect Moment. I usually write my blog posts at night and then publish them in the morning. … Continue reading

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Five Continents and Counting…

Long time readers to this blog will know that I often have a tough time deciding on things and then have a tough time committing to the decision I made. This is true with food, clothes, and joining activities.  This … Continue reading

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A Break from the Noise

In light of the days events, writing about A Perfect Moment seems callous and is quite hard. The media and even the people around me are all talking about war and death.  Everyone is waiting for the Trump speech in … Continue reading

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Swapping Travel Stories

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple one. One of my coworkers is going to Vietnam and Cambodia in the upcoming months.  He is very excited about it.  He knows that I have visited both of those countries and really enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Same Destination

Unlike other trips, I am trying to plan well ahead for my trip to Colombia.  Today, for example, I went for my vaccinations.  I consider this quite prudent and I am happy I did it.  It wasn’t as straightforward as … Continue reading

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