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I was born in Washington D.C. in July of 1974 and grew up in the state of Maryland, USA. As a temporary "diversion" from my ultimate career goals, I started a career in information technology in 1998 and stumbled upon a job opportunity that required me to travel to Latin America. The majority of what is on this site is the result of that accident. Before long, I decided I wanted to live there and after a year and a half wait, I finally got my chance. In April of 2000, I moved to Lima, Peru where I resided for 4 years until February 2004 when I move to Bogota, Colombia until July of 2009.

The main reason for this site is to more easily share my experiences through the pictures I have taken but, since photography is also a part time hobby for me, I also have a number of photographs I took for the purpose of creativity.

Like many of my hobbies in my younger days, I experimented with photography on and off over the years but became a lot more serious about it when I began to do a lot of traveling. I have also come to realize that memories are among my most cherished possessions. That, along with my strong desire to share my experiences with my family and others, is what has driven me to improve my photography. I haven't limited my efforts to just pictures, by the way, to date I have amassed more than 130 hours of video of my travels since 1999.

Let me be clear that, no matter how many pictures OR video you take, there is nothing like REALLY being there, but that will never stop me from trying to come as close as possible to sharing the essence of the experiences that inspired me to preserve them.

If you want to contact me, send love or hate mail to: rkornilo -AT- gmail.com Just replace the -AT- with @, I wrote it that way to defeat spammers.

Also.. I changed the way I organize the galleries. The more formal arrangement begins at the top until around the Bio Pic gallery. From there below is the 'dumping zone' where I have been posting stuff just to make it available to friends and family.

*** Note: I've heard reports of trouble with the slide show feature. Apparently it has to do with older versions of Netscape. Either use Netscape 8.0 or later, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

Around the World

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Galleries

Videos

Updated: Oct 25, 2014 11:18am PST

Favorites

A collection of my most favorite photographs. ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2010 1:02pm PST

Barbados 2012

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 5:19pm PST

Afghanistan

Quite possibly the biggest mistake I ever made..

Updated: May 26, 2013 3:06pm PST

2009 - September - CV69 EIsenhower

Updated: Sep 18, 2009 7:54pm PST

Orlando Golf Trip 2013

Updated: Jun 25, 2013 12:26pm PST

2009 - July - Leaving Colombia

The end of an era. The beginning of a new chapter.

Updated: Sep 17, 2010 12:59pm PST

Lima, Peru, 2009

Sure, I could be back some day. Couldn't tell you when, though..

Updated: Jul 22, 2009 11:02am PST

2009 - February - Colombia - Meeting with rescued hostage Keith Stansell

Extra special thanks to Mark Morris for taking these pictures.

Updated: Apr 22, 2009 12:02pm PST

2008 - The Conference - Ft. Lauderdale/Miami

Another step closer to the unstoppable approach to the edge of forever ...

Updated: Sep 06, 2008 9:39pm PST

2000-2007 - Diplomatic Matters

Rubbing elbows with other ex-patriots.

Updated: Nov 30, 2008 9:16am PST

2007 - The Conference - Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

Lets go to Dom.Rep. and be stuck in a resort the whole time. Could've ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2007 11:59am PST

2006 - August - Arizona, USA - Fighter Combat International

Simulated arial combat, BUT WITH REAL PLANES! Now with video clips. __ ...

Updated: May 23, 2009 5:01pm PST

2006 - February - Bogota - Juliana's Birthday

The night I met Fonseca and didn't know it!

Updated: Feb 17, 2006 1:56pm PST

2004-2006 - The Colombian Jungle

That part about my job I never told mom and dad about.

Updated: Jan 16, 2009 5:50am PST

2005 - September - New Orleans - Mom's Katrina Animal Rescue

You can read the captions under each picture as you go along.. To see ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2006 10:53am PST

2000-2005 - The Conference (Miami and Key West)

Every year us over seas people get together for some work and play. ...

Updated: Apr 25, 2009 11:57pm PST

2005 - July - Colombia - San Andres

What I did for my 4th of July 2005 weekend............................ ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2005 10:09am PST

Feb.'04-Apr.'05 - Colombia

A bunch of pictures from since I arrived that don't really fit in any ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2009 1:55pm PST

2005 - March - Colombia - Medellin

My favorite Colombian city. The land of eternal Spring.

Updated: May 07, 2009 8:51am PST

2004, July - Colombia - Cali

Infamous to the world, now infamous to me as well.

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 10:25pm PST

2000-2004 - The Peruvian Jungle

Just another day at the office..

Updated: Dec 03, 2008 3:40pm PST

2003 - Peru - In and Around Lima

Pictures taken during Mom's 4 month visit in and around Lima.

Updated: May 13, 2005 11:30am PST

2003 - Ecuador - Galapagos

One of the most unique places (and experiences) on the planet. Mom was ...

Updated: Mar 18, 2005 7:45am PST

2003 - Peru - Machu Picchu

Mom, Lenny, and JJ's first trip to Machu Pucchu. My second.

Updated: Mar 01, 2005 6:48pm PST

2003 - Peru - Nasca and Paracas

The desert of Peru and those amazing Nasca lines with Mom & Claudia

Updated: Mar 14, 2005 9:31am PST

2003 - Peru - Peruvian Amazon

Mom and I experience the beauty of the Amazon Jungle(and NO A/C).

Updated: Jul 13, 2007 11:46pm PST

2003 - Ecuador

Visiting my man JJ, and having Mom tag along.

Updated: Mar 04, 2005 2:18pm PST

2002 - Peru - Puno and Lake Titicaca

As the saying goes, Peru got the titi, Bolivia got the caca.

Updated: May 10, 2005 4:54pm PST

2000 - Peru - Cajamarca

My first trip to a Peruvian local since moving there.

Updated: Mar 02, 2005 7:45pm PST

2000 - El Salvador and Guatemala

Fly to El Salvador then drive to Guatemala? Sounds like fun to me.

Updated: Mar 19, 2005 10:14am PST

1999 - Argentina - Buenos Aires

This is what Europe looks like in Español. :-)

Updated: Mar 19, 2005 9:06am PST

1999 - Ecuador

My first trip to Ecuador where I stayed for 3 weeks.

Updated: Apr 28, 2005 7:34am PST

1998 - Peru

The experiance that forever changed the course of my life.

Updated: Jun 09, 2009 12:23pm PST

1998 - The Bahamas - Nassau

Going to the Bahamas and getting paid for it. SOMEBODY has to do it. ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2010 1:36pm PST

1997 - California

Fourteen months after my adventure driving to California, I returned f ...

Updated: Jun 01, 2005 1:48pm PST

Nether Worlds - Falcon 4.0 Allied Force

Flying the unfriendly skys with my dad in an F16..................... ...

Updated: May 09, 2009 11:10pm PST

Nether Worlds - IL2 Sturmovik

Flying the unfriendly skies with my dad in WWII airplanes............. ...

Updated: Dec 21, 2005 4:05pm PST

Nostalgia

Looking back at some of the forks in my extraordinary road.

Updated: Jun 20, 2014 9:36am PST

Garden & Pets

...and The Family Zoo :-)

Updated: Jul 10, 2010 5:02pm PST

Renovations

Come take a look at what $37,000 can do for your house.

Updated: Aug 22, 2008 12:21pm PST

Bio Pic

Updated: May 11, 2009 8:34pm PST

F-16 Training

Ad-hoc, unscripted F-16 training videos.

Updated: Aug 22, 2009 3:18pm PST

Barbados

Updated: Apr 28, 2010 11:23pm PST

Martinique

Updated: May 28, 2010 11:13am PST

Diving June 12, 2010

Flock of bottom feeders, box fish, molested puffer fish,

Updated: Jun 13, 2010 4:29am PST

Diving June 19, 2010

Updated: Jun 20, 2010 6:34am PST

Diving June 26, 2010

Updated: Jun 27, 2010 4:31am PST

Diving July 2, 2010

Updated: Jul 17, 2010 8:09pm PST

Diving July 18, 2010

Updated: Jul 20, 2010 7:21am PST

Diving July 25, 2010

Updated: Jul 26, 2010 4:57am PST

Diving August 1, 2010

Updated: Aug 02, 2010 2:47pm PST

Diving August 7, 1020

Updated: Aug 14, 2010 12:20am PST

Diving August 15, 2010

Updated: Oct 13, 2012 1:28pm PST

Diving August 29, 2010

White Spotted Filefish, Porcupine fish

Updated: Sep 20, 2010 11:11pm PST

Diving August 21, 2010

Young Bicolor Damselfishes, Tubeworm flyovers, young French Angelfish, ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2010 4:02pm PST

Diving September 18 2010

Chasing a French Angelfish, CreepySubterraneanTentacles, anemone close ...

Updated: Sep 21, 2010 8:11am PST

Diving October 17, 2010

Resurface video, freaky starfish cluster, Porcupine fish video

Updated: Oct 20, 2010 7:14am PST

Diving October 23, 2010

Shrimp&anemone, CreepySubterraneanTentacles, Tobaccofish?, big clam, s ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 4:10pm PST

Diving November 6, 2010

Honeycomb Cowfish, Trumpetfish

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 4:07pm PST

Diving November 11, 2010

Shy Hamlet, unknown wreck dive.

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 6:30am PST

Diving November 19, 2010

Rainy day dive to the Stavronikita, Honeycomb Cowfish, Soft Coral clos ...

Updated: Nov 20, 2010 11:39am PST

Diving November 27, 2010

Banded Butterflyfish laps around me, Sea Horse, Web Burrfish, Harlequi ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 2:18pm PST

Diving December 4, 2010

Gray Triggerfish, Rays, sandcrab, mystery bottom dweller, Rosy Razor ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 9:16am PST

Diving December 11, 2010

Best Box Fish video, crab, flounder, spotted rays, drum fish.

Updated: Dec 12, 2010 1:25am PST

Diving December 18, 2010

Sunny Stav Dive, lots of water debris, lots of boats.

Updated: Dec 22, 2010 12:53am PST

Diving January 22, 2011

Tamponfish, White Spotted Filefish, Spotted Eagle Ray, Sharptail Eel,W ...

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 9:45pm PST

Diving February 5, 2011

Baby drumbs, turtle, tube anemone, eyed flounder, puffers, spotted ray ...

Updated: Feb 06, 2011 7:29am PST