Author Archives: Joey Leoncio

The Kalalau Trail, an unforgettable experience! – Nov. 8-12, 2011

View Larger Map The day before I arrived in Kauai, my uncle’s friend, Jason, suggested that I hike the “Kalalau trail.”  Upon my arrival in Kauai, I was delayed for a few days due to weather conditions.  Eventually, I grew … Continue reading

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Landing in Kauai – Nov. 5-7, 2011

I arrived in Kauai island on Saturday after an hour-long flight from Honolulu.  The taxi ride to the Kauai International Hostel set me back a painful $28.  I went through the usual motions of settling in, familiarizing myself with the … Continue reading

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First week in Hawaii – Nov. 1-5, 2011

I spent last week with my Aunt Grace, Uncle Jondi, and their friend, Tiana, at the Westin Moana Surfrider hotel in Honolulu.  We went out for drinks every night and I could barely keep up due to a combination of … Continue reading

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Here we go again! – Nov. 1, 2011

I’m at the airport again. Last Friday, I was having dinner and drinks at the Arlington Tap House with my Uncle Jondi and Aunt Grace, along with their two friends, Diedre and Tiana, my Aunt Noelle, and my sister Rosalina … Continue reading

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Reverse culture shock – Oct. 26, 2011

I’ve been home for 6 days now. It was nice to come home and visit with my parents and brother over the weekend. We saw Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in D.C. In addition, I … Continue reading

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Done!- Oct. 20, 2011

View South America: May to Oct 2011 in a larger map This is it- my last day in Colombia, which brings  nearly 6 months of traveling in South America to an end!  I have been to Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Cali es Cali! Lo demas es loma! Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, 2011.

Cali.  I’m still in Cali.  It’s been 28 days since I first arrived on Sept. 21st and took my first private salsa class with Vanessa, my instructor.  I had no idea that I would like salsa as much as I … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador – Sept. 17-20, 2011

On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, Anna and I returned to Quito from the Galapagos Islands.  I accompanied her as she bought some last minute gifts to bring back home and then we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant right before … Continue reading

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The Galapagos Islands – SCUBA diving at North Seymour Island – Sept. 16, 2011

The SCUBA diving at North Seymour Island was just ok.  We were expecting to see hammerhead sharks, but we saw not one. Still, Anna and I considered the trip a success in that we were competent enough to safely complete … Continue reading

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The Galapagos Islands – Charles Darwin Research Center & Tortuga Bay – Sept. 15, 2011 (Day 5 of 5)

We had spent the night in the harbor at Puerto Ayora.  Our anchored boat was surrounded by other tour boats.  I spotted a blacktip shark in the water. We boarded a dinghy which took us to the Charles Darwin Research … Continue reading

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