Backpacking

Colombia Trip: Day Eight (Beach of the Dead)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well the weather didn´t turn out to be nice until almost exactly when I arrived at the beach, so what else can you ask for? I can´t do too much typing given the sad state of the keyboard that I´m using right now (I don´t even want to know why some buttons are barely working) […]

Colombia Trip: Day Eight (Tinto and Plantains)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well if you’re wondering what this weather phenomenan looks, then click here. It’s not all bad, it’s still pretty warm and from what I’ve heard, it gets almost oppressively hot here so this may be a blessing in disguise. I’ll be heading out to the beach in Tayrona this morning to try my hand at […]

Colombia Trip: Day Seven (Caribbean Coast)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This really should have been a shitty day. Am I allowed to say “shit” on the Internet? Anyways, I woke up this morning bright and early, hoping to catch a boat out to one of the beaches in Tayrona National Park. Instead I woke to what everyone was referring to as a “weather phenomenan,” which is […]

Colombia Trip: Day Six (Medellin)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It’s not always best to try to fit in too much in a small amount of time, but with only a couple of days in Medellin I really had no choice, although I did feel like I saw alot. Bright and early Monday morning I hopped on Colombia’s only inner-city train system, Medellin’s Metro Line, […]

Colombia Trip: Day Five (Medellin)

Monday, November 24, 2008

What happened to day four you ask? Well, I really did nothing of note, or at least nothing that was so significant that I wanted to blog about it. I went to this giant outside mall with a couple people from Germany where we shopped for shoes in about a hundred different little shoe stores, […]

Colombia Trip: Day Three (Part Two)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

One of the most popular day trips from Bogotá is to head about an hour north to Zipaquirá, home to the famous Salt Cathedral. To get there you have to head to the end of the line of the Tranmileno (see above), Bogotá´s above-ground subway system. Zipaquirá, like most towns settled by they Spanish, has […]

Colombia Trip: Day Three (Part One)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Plaza de Bolivar is the historic center of Bogotá and is just south of La Candeleria, the neighborhood where I´m staying that´s full of old single-story stucco houses in Spanish colonial style. It´s also where most of the city´s universities are located so, not surprisingly, it´s also full of small bars, cafes and restaurants. Here´s […]

Colombia Trip: Day Two

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday nights in Bogotá means Quiebra Canto, the two-story club/bar. Converted from an old house, this club really seemed like the only thing going on Bogotá and by 11:30 it seemed like half the population of the city was there. Good D.J. — he somehow managed to mix a collection of Reggaeton, 80s rap, and […]

Colombia Trip: Day One (Part Two)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I had the row to myself on the flight out of Houston to Bogotá which was great because I was able to stretch out across all three seats and catch a few hours of sleep. The bad thing about arriving at your destination at 5 in the morning is that you´re not likely to hit […]

Colombia Trip: Day 1

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The trip really got off to an interesting start as our plane was waiting on the tarmac at Newark International Airport. The pilot came on the radio and said, ¨Folks, believe it or not, this is not the first time this has ever happened.¨ (Words you don´t want to hear from your pilot pre-takeoff. That´s […]

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