From my travel journal: Medellín, Antioquia: My driver and I walk about the prison area, the air fresh from the recent rains, the sun out now, El Poblado like an erector set of pink rectangular skyscrapers set amidst dark green slopes below; we walk past the guard towers, once staffed by guards Escobar had hired, […]
From my travel journal: Medellín, Antioquia: Pablo [Ochoa] and I arrive on the dirt road finally at the cluster of buildings that used to house Pablo Escobar, his brother and other Medellin Cartel associates. But the road to the buildings is blocked by an empty kiosk and a gate with a chain lock. No one […]
Kon-Tiki Expedition Raft Trip Revived with Trip to Easter Island Oct 29, 2015 El Comercio (Translated by Kim MacQuarrie) (Note: I met Thor Heyerdahl in 1988 up in Tucume, in northern Peru, as he was excavating among the Moche pyramids. I spent about three days helping him to clear the site and he was a […]
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Kim recommends the travel operator Latin America for Less and Peru For Less, and has helped design some of their travel itineraries for Peru.