Tayrona National Park / Colombia · 2012   The further you go, the lonelier and more beautiful it gets. There are coconuts and mangoes, you just pluck them off and feast like Robinson Crusoe.

  

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glimpse: EVER GREATER | Chasing success, recognition and records by means of being ever greater, better, wealthier, prettier and higher might just thin you out and make you look awkward; much like the tallest palm trees in the world at Valle de Cocora in Colombia.

 

Medellin / Colombia · 2012   "Where do you live?" I asked the kid while we looked down from this futuristic gondola onto sheet metal and dirt roads. "Down there", he said. "Are the people living there unhappy with their situation?” I asked. "Why? They have a roof and something to eat. It suffices them,” he literally said.

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

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Bogotá / Life Beginnings
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Cartagena / Police Negotiations
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Medellin / Ageless Wisdom
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Playa Blanca / Liberty Calling
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Road Impressions / Beauty Passing by Unconsidered
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Taganga / ¿Por Que No?
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Tayrona / Robinson Crusoe on Drugs
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Valle de Cocora / A First Angel
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Bogotá / Life Beginnings

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Cartagena / Police Negotiations

haggling over fines for non-existent crimes & how to break the corruption cycle

 

But one needed to keep in mind that these were still cops, no matter how corrupt. It felt like our bargaining power matched theirs, but at the end of the day they were in charge and would decide over our fate that night: jail or no jail.

Medellin / Ageless Wisdom

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Playa Blanca / Liberty Calling

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Road Impressions / Beauty Passing by Unconsidered

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Taganga / ¿Por Que No?

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Tayrona / Robinson Crusoe on Drugs

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Valle de Cocora / A First Angel

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