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Tomorrows steaks enjoying their remaining time unaware of the inevitable future.
This stuff hanging form the trees is called barba vieja. Picture was taken in San Gil, Colombia.
A favela is the term for a shanty town in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no […]
This photo was taken in Brazil.
Some Geezer expresses his opinion in Salvador, Brazil.
An ostrich in the dephts of Brazil.
Some bloke predicting the end of the world in Belém, Brazil.
Belize is a country on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area that has English as the official language, though an English creole (Kriol) and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala, and to the […]
This is in the North of Mexico, rather densly populatetd this is a great place.
Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jericoacoara is a virgin beach hidden behind the dunes of the west coast of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil. Selected by the The Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, nicknamed Jeri, consists of blue lagoons, calm seas and huge dunes. Photo was taken 2002.
Taken some time ago. Good times.
Where the wild bunch lives
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If you’re into fried ants, Colombia is right for you! The ants being eaten there are rather big and are called Hormigas Culonas (~big ass ants). They are also available in lemon or barbecue flavour! We had these ants for breakfast in San Gil, Santander in central Colombia. How gorgeous they taste!
The biggest carnival in Colombia takes place in Barranquilla and it’s supposed to be the second biggest of the world after Rio de Janeiro. This picture was taken in Taganga near Santa Marta.
Black vultures can be found in cities in southern USA, through Central America and throughout most of South America where it feeds on rubbish. This black vulture picture was photographed in San Gil, Colombia.
To protect the coal workers from getting the coal miners lung (or black lung disease) (coal workers pneumoconiosis / coal dust disease) they wear protecting masks. This photo was taken Feb 2012 in Sogamoso, Colombia.
Jericoacoara beach, Brazil.
Time difference +100,000,000,000,000 hours – hence clear effects of jet lag here. Seen at Venice Beach, California. For getting over jet lag we recommend: Drink plenty of water before, during and after the flight to avoid dehydration. Don’t drink lots of alcohol or take unnecessary medication while in flight. Sleep well before the flight and during long […]
Sometimes in Colombia you come across signs of its violent past at common places. There are now plenty of paramilitary groups in colombia, all a threat to human rights in Colombia. Amongst the most influential one is Auc Colombia. Colombian paramilitary violence is overwhelmingly targeted towards peasants, unionists, teachers, human rights workers, journalists and leftist political […]
I bought this wooden mask in Peru 2001 – its rather ugly but it’s ancient. One can’t throw away these things, one would feel guilty.
Infinite Los Angeles California while I was visiting Yahoo head quarter back in 2005. We stopped at the highway to take this shot. Some minor tweaks in HDR.
I was travelling the gringo trail in Central America in the 90ies a couple of times. It’s convenient since distances are short, it’s cheap and easy enough to travel (not always though). This picture was taken in Nicaragua. It basically starts in Mexico, then Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama. Then it’s […]
“Jesus with dirty feet” Jesus had at some point dirty feet, we know that. He was also hanging out with Maria Magdalena (who was a prostitute but not necessarily even a notable sinner – and the idea, popularized by The Da Vinci Code, that Mary was Jesus’ wife and bore his child, sounds amusing). I guess from time […]
It might sound funny but you don’t want to know. San Salvador was considered the most dangerous city in the world in 1992 – I got rather violently mugged in El Salvador in 2003 which might makes me biased. However these are some tips from Wiki travel: Don’t walk on streets that look abandoned and […]
There’s no translation for viva mexico cabrones – so I better leave it. I love the Mexicans anyways – this one was taken in Oaxaca. There’s even a radish festival in Oaxaca I heard.
“I am the law and I accept bribes.” In 2010 the least corrupt country was Singapore – the most corrupt country was Somalia. Mexico appears somewhere in the middle. Since the police salary is rather low and there’s the most exposure to bribery the federal police is normally amongst the most corrupt parts of a […]
This is a mexican girl. I found her in North Mexico.
Seems it’s a tradition to burn the old year as the shape of a puppet in Mexico.
The effects on people of sleeping in strange places can be difficulties to fall a sleep – not for Sue obviously. As far I can remember that one is from Venezuela.
Stayed with this family in their hut + hammocks for some days in Brazil near Manaus. The guy was more or less drunk the whole time. His mother seems to haven given up on him? The reason of his alcoholism was boredom I guess but then again what do I know about people living in the tropical rain-forest […]
Nice fresh Amazon fish served on board? it’s grilled cockroaches See lots of interesting rain forest? only palm trees all over the place, after 1 day everything looks the same for the next 3 But the sheer vastness of the Amazon river makes it definitely worth it!
This poor goldfish was found in Colombia in a shop where I used to cover my beer supply. Goldfish can live in a bowl but not long. In the best case, goldfish living in a bowl that is regularly cleaned will live for a couple of years. The worst scenario is the fish will be […]
These people come out of the mud volcano of Totumo. You can experience this mud bath photo near Cartagena, Colombia. Benefits of a mud bath are: soft skin and plenty of fun.
The picture was taken at Playa Blanca, an isolated, near perfect cliche Caribbean beach which is at the Caribbean coast of Colombia, off Cartagena de Indias. There’s no electricity or decent accommodation (no hotel but hammocks basically) and the mosquito eat you alive. However the weather is just great and the temperature of the water is constantly 27C. Make sure to bring a good book.
From here to salvador, the ladies dance To fill us reckless sons with passions of the heart Taken in Salvador Brazil – I love Brazil
Taganga near Santa Marta is not the idyllic fishing village it once was, but local authorities have realized some tourism implementation on the front beach and tried to improve the infrastructure. It still has charm and might be a nicer place than Santa Marta. The photo shows the main beach which is shared with the […]
“Plata o Plomo” Escobar had a way of dealing with his enemies: he called it “plata o plomo”, literally, silver or lead. Usually, if a politician, judge or policeman got in his way, he would first attempt to bribe them, and if that didn’t work, he would order them killed, occasionally including their family in […]
Not really a Colombian pet, rather a typical dog without home and hope. Found in Taganga, Colombia.
Little boys pics can be cute. I found this little boy