Sunset in #Sooke. - sooke, bc Lovely Minnekhada park is quickly becoming one of my favourites for #winterhiking. - minnekhada regional park, bc Yesterday at Upper Shannon Falls. A surprising number of hikers out. #mildwinter #vancouver #squamish - squamish, bc White sand today at #wreckbeach. #vancouversnow - Wreck Breach, Vancouver, BC We'll call it a successful day. Hike + canoe + waterfall + beer + addieh80. #pittlake #vancouver - pitt lake, bc Was seeing pretty patterns all over the trail today, heading out to Norvan Falls with addieh80.… - lynn headwaters regional park, bc Still lovely in the rain clouds: the Stawamus Chief #squamish #hiking - squamish, bc One more from yesterday's #squamish #hike. These were the size of jellybeans. - Squamish, BC} I need a "Why did the goose cross the road?" joke! @granville_isle #morningcommute - Granville Island, Vancouver, BC The goslings are going from cute to awkward. #granvilleisland - granville island, bc Proof that people are awesome at #folkfest: This is not this man's child. #justmet - Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC #folkfest base camp set up - jericho park, vancouver, bc A long time since my last visit to #theovens near #lunenburg. Perfect place on a hot day. - ovens natural park, ns Boating on the #lachinecanal. Ah lovely #montreal! - lachine, montreal, qc Oh #deepcove, you're so pretty. Especially in post-doughnut sugar bliss. #honeysdoughnuts - deep cove, bc A lovely lake hike for a lovely day. #buntzen #hiking - buntzen lake, bc #venicebeach day solo. Strange strangers. - Venice beach, los angeles, ca A much-needed journey into the woods today. #pacificspirit - pacific spirit regional park, bc Some Christmas cheer with Miss Lashes and mollinksi at #VanDusen Festival of Lights - van dusen botanical garden, vancouver, bc No salmon at the hatchery this weekend. But some other characters. - capilano regional park, bc Taking advantage of the lack of snow to hike Eagle Bluff. - cypress provincial park, bc Ominous face in the clouds? #theshining #timberline - mount hood, oregon Looking good today, #vancouver. #windyday - vancouver, bc Beauty birthday boat ride yesterday :) - horseshoe bay, bc I haven't got the smoke out of my hair yet. #tofino weekend #campfires - tofino, bc That horrible moment you see some kind of smoke/dust/vapour coming up through the floor of your… - monteria, colombia Landed safely in Medellin. Thunderstorms and lightning started the moment we stepped out of the… - medellin, colombia Hard travel day made better by a fancy hotel in Mexico City. @matthewmaccaull is so tired he… - zocalo square We sailed 600 nautical miles. Broke 2 bones. Got seasick for 36 straight hours. Visited the… - mexico city If you're looking for me, I've moved to #portalberni to eat lemon sprinkle doughnuts for the… - port alberni, bc Where El Gabo began his writing career. Making 32 cents an article and sleeping on rolls of… - Calle de San Juan de Dios, Cartagena, Colombia It is the end of rainy season in Cartagena but I love it! #colombia @ Centro Histórico De… - Centro Histórico, Cartagena, Colombia I'm this happy to be eating fresh mango for lunch #nomnomnom @ Cartegena Colombia - Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia Writing day #1! Loving my set up: folding keyboard and iphone, which fits in a little stand. Now… - Santa Marta, Colombia Had to cross a river, sleep on a wet sponge of a mattress, and shelter from the most intense… - Parque Tayrona, Colombia Woke up to the sounds of waves and thunder. Rain is coming, so went for an early walk on the… - Palomino, Colombia River Don Diego. Thought it looked rather tranquil as my bus drove past. About 10 min later we… - Bonda, Colombia Hotel reception clerk turned out to be an incredible filigree jeweller, working with emeralds.… - El Laguito, Cartagena, Colombia Goodbye for now Cartagena! @ Centro Historico Cartagena De Indias - Colombia - Centro Historico, Cartagena De Indias, Colombia Beautiful candlelit vigil last night in Bogota's Plaza de Bolivar. Followed by chants of "all… - Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia Couldn't resist riding some roller coasters in Bogota. - Bogota, Colombia Lesson in coffee picking and tasting and brewing in the incredibly idyllic #salento. Muchas… - Finca El Ocaso, Salento, Colombia Hey it's December 5! The day to parade through the streets at 6am making a ton of noise in… - Salento, Colombia I will dream of these trees for the rest of my life. #cocora #valledecocora #salento #treehugger… - Salento, Colombia I am really truly terrible at #salsa. So exploring Cali's streets instead. @ San Antonio Cali -… - San Antonio, Cali, Colombia When Colombian Santa asks you to photobomb a child's Christmas... #navidad #christmasmonth #cali… - Cali, Colombia Trying not to drop my phone out the window on the way to the Ecuador border! - Turumbambilla, Colombia More pretty doors, this time in Ecuador. - Cotacachi, Ecuador It's been a good day of hiking when you close your eyes and you can still see the trail. This… - Laguna de Cuicocha, Ecuador When you get to a new city, check into a new hostal, and immediately love your room.… - Quito, Ecuador Sometimes you have to climb a mountain to see nothing. #4696meters #volcanpichincha… - Volcan Pichincha, Ecuador Last night I stayed at the Guayasamin art museum until security turned the lights off, which was… - Quito, Ecuador I've stayed in places where I wake up to the sound of ocean waves. First time waking up to the… - Baños, Ecuador Yep. Found my happy place. Wish you were here mollinksi! @ La Casa Del Árbol Baños De Agua Santa - casa del Arbol, Baños, ecuador Alpaca snuggles. He was really soft and fluffy❕ - Ingapirca, Ecuador Spent summer solstice at Ingapirca -- Inca temple of the sun, and Cañari temple of the moon.… - Ingapirca, Ecuador Beach-town bevvie #1. Well deserved after three hour border crossing. @ Máncora - vichayito, peru Beach to myself! Though so many strange things washed up -- a dozen each of red onions, hot… - mancora, peru Merry Christmas from me and my turtle pals! - ñuro, peru Fortaleza Kuelap! Love! @ Kuelap - Kuelap, Peru Gocta: the third/fifth highest in the world, (waterfalls are always up for debate) but wasn't… - Chachapoyas, Peru Goodbye 2016! You were one to remember - Larcomar, Lima, Peru Ate cuy (guinea pig) for lunch today. But instead of its little foot, here's a picture of a… - Lima, Peru Those cities where you have no expectations before you arrive. #travel @ Lima, Peru - Lima, Peru Gulp. @ Paracas, Ica, Peru - Paracas, Peru Penguins! Instant ❤️. These little guys are Humboldt penguins on the Islas Ballestas off Peru. @… - Paracas, Peru I totally thought oases and unicorns were made up. Turns out only one is. @ Oasis Huacachina - Ica, Peru The $5 version of seeing the #nazcalines (versus $120! - Nazca, Peru Three days in the second deepest place on the earth. So quiet, dark, and peaceful. - Colca Canyon, Peru The moment when you realize the horizon is changing because a volcano is erupting. Only a little… - Colca Canyon, Peru So the bus driver says, and now you walk to Bolivia. - Puno, Peru Favourite sunset. Favourite meal. I've been thinking about fried trout on Lake Titicaca for a… - Copacabana, Bolivia I returned to Curahuara de Carangas -- where I spent much of my Bolivian internship back in 2006… - Curahuara de Carangas, Bolivia It's probably going to be a fun wine tasting when the guide pours samples from a 40L jug.… - Tarija, Bolivia Loved stumbling across the public works yard for Buenos Aires' sculptures today.… - Buenos Aires Found an Uruguayan cousin in Colonia! Because when a giant sign says "Ernst" you have to go in… - Colonia, Uruguay Sometimes the struggle isn't worth it. Getting soaked at #iguazufalls ☔️ @ La Garganta del… - foz do iguazu, brazil Back to getting lost in old town Cartagena - Cartagena, Colombia This stairwell struck me as so beautiful that I tripped over my own feet. Twice. Ouch and double… - cartagena, Colombia Miss Cartagena was crowned Miss Colombia on Monday. The city was *pretty* excited. - cartagena, colombia Breakfast views like these ☕️ @ Bocagrande, Cartagena de Indias - Bocagrande, Colombia "Make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you." Thackeray @ Bocagrande, Cartagena… - Bocagrande, Colombia Rainy season on the horizon. Keeping up with my after-work ritual of watching #sunset from the… - cartagena, colombia When you find forgotten money your pocket - rio de janiero, brazil
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