Why You Should Visit Colombia

Friday, December 10, 2010

When I was reading the recent news reports about Colombia’s terrible rains and floods that have been ravaging the South American country for the last few weeks, it made me think back to my own trip there almost two years ago to the date. I was there in late November, and then too a weird […]

Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Colombia’s Caribbean coast is in the news big time this week, with article in both the Financial Times and the NY Times. Gone are the days when the region’s checkered history scared away tourists. Now, for better or worse (better if you’re a local depending on travelers), you’re more likely to run into a yacht-owning […]

Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This week Cartagena, Colombia, is getting the “walk-in-the-shoes-of-“blank” treatment from the NYT, with a look at the city through the eyes (and hands) of Gabriel García Márquez, perhaps Colombia’s most famous artistic export (outside of Shakira). Though they note the author never really lived there for much of his life (his family moved there after […]

Finding Colombia’s Lost City

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A trek into the jungle in search of Colombia’s “Lost City.” Our group grabs the packs from the top of the Jeep’s rusty roof before we set off for Ciudad Perdida, or Colombia’s Lost City. Our guide, Tunyi, decides to begin the six-day trek by telling us about eight tourists who were kidnapped on September […]

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries For 2010: And The Winner Is . . .

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lonely Planet’s doling out accolades to these ten countries as being very topping, with El Salvador being the toppingist of them all. Okay, they don’t really elaborate as to what this list mean, other than being the “hottest countries for next year,” but I assume they mean destinations that are, or have been, under the […]

Colombia Calling (Part Two)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The easy part of about Playa Grande is falling for it immediately. The hard part? Getting there. By Matt Stabile I STUCK MY HEAD OUT THE OPEN DOOR OF THE BUS and looked down a steep cliff wall that descended into a wide bay. The public buses in Colombia are usually beat-up looking affairs, with […]

Colombia Calling (Part One)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maybe secluded bays and pristine beaches aren’t the first things that pop into people’s head when they think of Colombia, but a trip to Colombia’s Caribbean coast reveals just that. And the best part? No tourists. By Matt Stabile AS I LOOKED OUT THE BUS WINDOW AND INTO THE NIGHT SKY, I could see flashes […]

Get Lost With A Lost Girl In Colombia

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One of the hard working ladies from “The Lost Girls” is/was in Colombia recently, blogging her way through the northern stretches of the country. Her latest dispatch finds her taking a side-trip to Santa Marta where she lounges on the beaches in Santa Marta and soaks up some rays. Though mentioned in passing in her […]

TheExpeditioner Guide to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here’s a little something I put together with some extra footage I had from my time spent on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Initially I was going to combine the above footage with my Cartagena video to make one “Colombia Caribbean Coast” video, but I ultimately decided to let Cartagena have its own video and to make […]

Blogging Colombia For Carnival

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Amanda, over at Jaunted, is blogging her trip down south to Colombia (sound familiar?). I’m looking forward to following this trip. I don’t know why it is, but don’t you always like to hear about someone else’s trip to somewhere you’ve recently been? I’ve heard a lot of other travelers say this too, and I’m […]

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