Monkey Business on the Panama Canal

Monkey Business on the Panama Canal

After our visit to colorful Cartagena our ship made way for the port of Cristóbal, Panama. Cristóbal seems to have a bad reputation. We were adviced by our agency to book an excursion for the day and there was talk about holdups and armed robberies on the ship. Once we arrived there was police all around our cruise ship. We had docked in the port itself, next to a line of container ships. After breakfast we got on board of an excursion bus. There were police escorts out of the port for those who wanted to …
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AD | Get On Your Dr. Martens Boots!

AD | Get On Your Dr. Martens Boots!

Boy, oh boy. I’m trying to collect all of my thoughts and stories about Dr. Martens and put them into one coherent story, but nothing I write tonight feels good. It’s not because I have nothing to say about my 1460’s. There are plenty of story lines I could go for! I could tell you about how I always thought that most people look like Tom Thumb in the Ogre’s seven-league boots. Or I could let you in on the very profound discussion I had with a friend about the brand just a …
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The Colors of Cartagena, Colombia

The Colors of Cartagena, Colombia

Arrrr, welcome to Cartagena! When leaving the cruise terminal we were greeted by a rather feathery welcome committee. Apart from a dozen Ara’s there were a flock of flamingo’s and some devilishly looking predatory birds in what seemed to be a mini zoo. It was a little strange, but a lot of fun to be welcomed into the city this way! As colorful as the animals were, so was the city! We walked from the terminal to the Old Town so we could pass by Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. I stayed in the shade of …
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A Day At Dunn’s River Falls in Ochos Rios

A Day At Dunn’s River Falls in Ochos Rios

Jamaica was the first of the 5 stops of our cruise through the Caribbean sea. I knew little about the country, but rumors were that it’s one of the world’s top destinations for beach weddings. I’m not the beach-y type, but I must admit that I was curious to learn why everybody seems to love the white sands, clear blue waters, palmtrees and dolphins so much. Yes my friends, there were dolphins! As the ship came sailing in, everyone stood out on the decks taking pictures of the beautiful bay of Ochos Rios. It was …
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Bienvenido A Miami

Bienvenido A Miami

I’ve always wanted to go to Miami. I don’t exactly remember where my dream originated from, but my best guess would be CSI. Horatio Cane and his team looked so fly rolling over overseas highways in their Hummers, with Ray-Bans on and Blackberries in hand. In the early 2000s that was probably the coolest things could get. I grew up. I reached the age where I was allowed a cellphone only to discover that Blackberry was so 2000 and late and that the classic Ray Ban aviator shades don’t look good on me. We’…
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