South America Travel
As the Traveler points out, Buenos Aires is pretty cheap for most foreigners anyways ($1 equals about 3 1/2 Argentine pesos as of today, 4.8 for one British pound) but for the real cheapskate, myself included (not by choice) BA has a ton of things to see and do for approximately zero dollars/pounds/pesos. One of […]
Here’s the third and final video from my trip to Colombia: Cartagena. Cartagena is easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of Colombia’s most popular cities to visit. In this video I wander the city’s picturesque “Old Town,” visit a museum dedicated to the city’s history of inquisition and torture, […]
Hop on a short ferry ride from the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, and head to Ometepe, an island formed by two giant volcanoes and one of Nicaragua’s most well-known, but not necessarily most-visited spots (also rumored to be gunning for the 74th spot on the seven natural wonders of the world […]
Here’s the second video from my trip to Colombia: Medellín. Next up is Cartagena and Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, is a favorite amongst visitors to Colombia due to its amazing scenery, friendly people, and surprising number of sights to see throughout the city.
Here it is, my Bogotá video, the first of three videos I’m doing from my trip to Colombia. Next up is Medellin, then Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast. Bogotá, Colombia’s bustling capital city, is one of the best places to explore Colombian culture for the very reason that the city is full of Colombians from […]
Did you know that Belize was called British Honduras until 1971? (I didn’t even know it was ever British. Is there anywhere those Brits didn’t at least try to take over at some point in time?) Well now it’s home to some 300,000 people with British, African, and indigenous descent, as well as some of […]
It’s true. Slate’s Joe Keohane’s was recently down in Buenos Aires for the holiday where he stumbled upon a curious financial phenomenal creating annoyance (and even some savings) in the streets of Argentina: they’re running of money. Well, the one-peso coin to be exact, which is a big deal when you consider how often it’s […]
Cartagena is easily one of the most beautiful cities that I’ve ever seen, and that’s true during the day. After the sun goes down and the temperatures level off from their highs, Cartagena comes alive and shows off its true beauty.
It’s not really hyperbole to say that Cartagena is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. What a great place to end the trip. I’ve gone from the breezy, mountainous climate of Bogatá, through the valleys of Medellin, and finally to the balmy Caribbean coast. It’s hard to believe it’s possible to experience so much […]
Up at six again this morning, for some reason I’m getting up way earlier than I do when I’m not traveling. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that there’s nothing to do in Santa Marta once the sun goes down, and almost way too much to do when it comes up. After […]