Archive for 2012

Moving up on shiny stairs in Comuna 13, Medellin.

For generations, the 12,000 residents of Medellin’s Comuna 13, which clings to the side of a steep hillside, have had to climb hundreds of large steps – the equilavent of walking up a 28-story building – but now they can ride the stairs.Read More >


Sitting here in limbo

Sometimes it feels like I spend half my life sitting in airports waiting for a plane. Fog delays in Bogota have kept us in the airport for hours waiting for a flight to Medellin. Luckily the waiting area is full of good people watching to keep us going. Busy toddlers being chased by watchful mom’s. …

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Tranquilo in Costa Rica


Where should I start? How about with the people. The locals are really friendly and helpful if you smile and ask them how they are before asking for a favor or directions. Ask in Spanish, even …

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Traveling to Nicaragua with TV Equipment

When I traveled to Nicaragua for HD Net’s World Report as a Cameraman shooting a documentary on Free Trade Coffee with Correspondent Greg Dobbs  several years ago, it was relatively easy to get production equipment into the country. Not so this time!

Upon our entry into Nicaragua on October 30th, 2012, I was told that I …

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