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Best of 2010: Rwanda & Colombia

Singing for a captive audience

Teens sing for a captive audience in a Rwandan town.

Aside from a few domestic trips to New York City and Los Angeles, my big international adventures of the year were a week in Rwanda, and six months in Colombia.

The Rwandan adventure involved two days of travel to and from the country, but it was worth the energy and effort when I was in a forest snapping photos of wild gorillas, cruising across Lake Kivu on a new speedboat, and soaking in the bathtub of a luxury villa.


  1. First Impressions on the Drive to Ruhengeri
  2. Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  3. Remembering the 1994 Tutsi Genocide
  4. Cruising Lake Kivu by Speedboat
  5. Nyungwe Forest Lodge: 5-Star Luxury in Rwanda
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

My return to Colombia began with two and a half weeks of rest and relaxation in Cartagena. 

I then made my way back to Medellin, where I met nine new travel bloggers, and took a few short trips to other parts of the country, including Cali, a snow-capped volcano, and the coffee region.


  1. Colombia's Aires Opens New Route: NYC to Bogota
  2. My First 24 Hours in Cartagena
  3. Confessions of an Introverted Traveler
  4. Seafood Al Fresco at La Cevicheria
  5. Feria de las Flores: Medellin's Biggest Street Party
  6. 3 Travel Bloggers and a Baby: The Adventures
  7. Guatape: My First Colombian Pueblo
  8. Ascending Nevado del Ruiz: The Search for Snow in Colombia
  9. Extreme Horseback Riding in Valle de Cocora
  10. The Mud Trails and Wax Palms of Cocora Valley
  11. Dare #18 – Failed – The Case of the Undercooked Intestines

On tomorrow's agenda, the best photography posts of the year. Stay tuned!

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