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Cementerio Central de Bogota

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Mother Nature Hates this City

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Bogota by Bike

Nov 28, 14 Bogota by Bike

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

As I sat in a little shop on a cobblestone street in Bogotá, talking to people in a mix of French, English, and Spanish, I wondered if this was supposed to be something that was easy… or am I so far along in this “journeys” thing that it doesn’t phase me… sitting in a shop with strangers speaking three...

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Bogota’s Street Art

Nov 26, 14 Bogota’s Street Art

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

Most of the street art in Bogotá is bright, beautiful, and certainly prolific… Bogotá could easily be considered the graffiti capital of the world. A large chunk of the art has some sort of political or social slant; and, in some cases it is used by the government or other organizations as a means of propaganda. Think of...

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Cementerio Central de Bogota

Nov 24, 14 Cementerio Central de Bogota

Posted by in Cemeteries, Colombia, Featured

Much like places like Glasnevin and Colma, this is Bogotá’s city of the dead. There are more cemeteries in the city (e.g. Jaime Garzón is buried in the Jardines de la Paz; there is also an English Protestant Cemetery that is hidden) but this is the largest and it contains a number of Colombia’s historical...

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Bogota

Nov 17, 14 Bogota

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

I think it’d be really easy to fall in love with this place. I thought this as I wandered up a hill in Candelaria at dusk. The air was crisp and filled with the smell of wood in the fire place. The people are friendly, nice, and easy to talk to. They let me wander and do my curiosity thing unhindered. It’s also...

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SFO –> IAH –> BOG

Nov 15, 14 SFO –> IAH –> BOG

Posted by in Colombia, Featured

Oooh… she has the magic card! This comes from three tipsy British guys standing behind me in the elevator. They’re referring to my Marriott card that grants me access to the executive floor and lounge in any Marriott hotel. I pulled it out and inserted it into the elevator wall on my way to the “magic” floor...

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The Bikes of Silicon Valley

Finally… the post I’ve been promising for a while… the one about company bikes in Silicon Valley. Surprisingly, there’s not a lot of information out there about the specifics of campus bike sharing programs. I had to talk to a lot of people and wander a lot of campuses to merely scratch the surface of what I...

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Arizona Cactus Garden

Close to the Stanford family mausoleum is a cactus garden originally designed in the early 1880s by landscape architect Rudolf Ulrich. “Arizona gardens” were all the rage in Victorian era California and Ulrich was in high demand for his creations. Two of his most elaborate originals still exist: one is located at...

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A Crypt, Death, Murder, and a Party

If you meander between Stanford University and the Stanford Shopping Centre, you’ll find a large tract of land that remains largely forgotten and untouched. It has been left to nature and is overrun by plants, gophers, birds, and ghosts of the past. To locals, this is known as the arboretum. Carriage roads cut through it,...

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