South America Travel

Colombia Trip: Day Nine (Cartagena)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

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 […]

Colombia Trip: Day Nine (Taganga & Snorkeling)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

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 […]

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 […]

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