Category Archives: South America

PICTURES MISCELLANEOUS – VOL. II – THE MENDOZA ADDITION

Yo, Yo, Hey !

Do you know what the word  “glutton” means?  Holy Mother of Pearl….Spent the last 4 days drinking wine, eating steak, and taking in the views:

NOTE TO SELF – Savior places where I can simultaneously swim and gaze at the snow capped mountains…

Mendoza is to Argentina as Napa is to USA.

I think I could get used to this…although I would be dead in a year – Damn.

Day 40 .  Splurge trip.  #grateful.

 

PICTURES MISCELLANEOUS – VOL. I

Well hello ladies & germs:

A new feature on The Wide World of The Wandering Capitalist.  No rhyme, no reason…just cool pics with (sometimes stupid) commentary.

And Awayyyy we go:

Sitting on the balcony in Cartagena…rolling thunder…I turn on the video on a whim…and….

FLASH!!!

Bonita.  Mother Nature = Powerful Beauty

 

“Como se llama?” De Salta, Argentina

These boys tasty too.

 

Speaking of food, Argentina is known for their Carne…

Hey Now.

And I do love empanadas…

Yes that much.  

And finally, fishing the old fashioned way…with interested parties looking on.  Dragging in the nets.

 

Click on this pic for a bigger view.

Adios for now.

The Wandering Capitalist And The Hub & Spoke Method

Hey, Hey, Hey –

So back in the day I would “run like the wind” and bounce from place to place.  Rip and run…Hard.

Now?  Hub and Spoke, baby.

Pick a hub city, lay down temporary roots, and then spoke out to different places always returning to the hub.  Days of rest in between.  The middle aged way to travel… Ahhh….

So the first hub on this trip was Caragena, Colombia.  Last spoke Was Medellin.  This place ring a bell?   think “Norcos”  on Netflix.

Al Capone is to Chicago as Pablo Escobar is to Medellin.

Medellin is a cool place actually….and literally….the city of eternal spring.  Please check out this short video on this hub and spoke leg.  But before you do –

If you couldn’t be a human, what animal would you be?  Funny, but answers are usually similar…what say you??

So where are we now?  New hub is Buenos Aires.  Oh,  the fun of travel…thinking…what to do now!??  This place was supposed to be real nice…and not cheap!!

I guess we will see how good Airbnb really is….

This is one animal I would NOT choose to be…Damn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roadtrip Colombia

Driving long distance in Colombia was a trip.

76 miles Cartagena to Barranquilla .

66 miles Barranquilla to Santa Marta.

142 miles Santa Marta to Cartegena.

Caribbean Coast.  Beautiful.

How is it to drive in Colombia?  Picture hilly two lane roads, large slow trucks, and long lines of cars passing on both sides at all times.  Solid lines – who cares?  Blind turns – no problem.

I thought I was playing Atari video.

Damn.

Ever go into a hotel room and have it so polluted with bacteria that it made your head swim?  What happens if your partner is allergic?

“Down Goes Frazier! ”

DAMN.

New hotel booked from parking lot and away we go.

Soccer in Colombia is NFL football X 10.   World Cup qualifier vs. Paraguay?  X 100.

DAMN!!!

Going from hard Scrabble Barranquilla to Bohemian Santa Marta is like Travelling from Newark, NJ to Martha’s Vineyard. Ahhh….

Dammnnn….

Please check this short vid out to get a sense.  I love Colombia.

 

 

 

 

And the Winner is…

So we had 516 entries in the 2017 TWC caption contest…ok, actually 16…all vying for the following prize:

 

Easy killer,  just the shirt.

AND THE WINNER IS….

” AN ADOORABLE WOMAN”  scribed by PHIL ALVITI !!

Phil Alviti, voted most popular class of 1982, Peabody High School. Yes, that Phil Alviti…

Honorable mentions go to:

Fred Jones for “Spread your wings…treasures of the world await” and

Rick Merryman for “I told my contractor Brian was pliant, not a giant!

Tee Shirts coming your way also!

You are my brother, Elvis.  Love ya.