Category Archives: Colombia

Done!- Oct. 20, 2011

View South America: May to Oct 2011 in a larger map This is it- my last day in Colombia, which brings  nearly 6 months of traveling in South America to an end!  I have been to Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Cali es Cali! Lo demas es loma! Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, 2011.

Cali.  I’m still in Cali.  It’s been 28 days since I first arrived on Sept. 21st and took my first private salsa class with Vanessa, my instructor.  I had no idea that I would like salsa as much as I … Continue reading

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Whale-watching in Juanchaco, Colombia – Sept. 7-9, 2011

“We Always Win.”  That was the travel policy between Anna and I.  We had traveled all morning to get to Buenaventura.  Once we got there, we learned that we couldn’t continue by ferry to Juanchaco to go whale-watching because it … Continue reading

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Quick stop in Cali – Sept. 6, 2011

Anna and I arrived early in the morning in Cali.  We checked into the Jovita’s Hostel, where Anna went straight to bed and I hung out working on my Rubix cube.  Adriana, the receptionist told me that her and a … Continue reading

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Pablo Escobar Tour – Sept. 5, 2011

Anna- bless her heart- agreed to modify our plan and to stay in Medellin an extra day to do the Pablo Escobar tour offered by the hostel.  I had read the book Killing Pablo, by Mark Bowden earlier this year … Continue reading

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Piedra de Penol – Sept. 4, 2011

After a night out at Medellin, Anna and I went one a day trip outside of Medellin to a place called the Piedra de Penol.  All it was was a giant rock, like the tall mountains of Rio De Janeiro, … Continue reading

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Medellin, Colombia – Sept. 3, 2011

Medellin is known for its nightlife.  Anna and I went out for a night there.  We went to this club called Red, not too far from the Tiger Paw hostel where we were staying.  We sat there for a while … Continue reading

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Aguachica – Sept. 1-2, 2011

Anna and I arrived in Aguachica on the night of Sept. 1, 2011.  We immediately got in touch with my friends there and they asked us to take a taxi to the Mela’s, the grandmother’s, house where everyone usually meets … Continue reading

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Chicamocha Canyon – Aug. 31, 2011

I had promised my Lolita, my Colombian friend, months ago that I’d celebrate her birthday with her on Sept. 3rd.  Unfortunately, I had to renege because I totally forgot the date and Anna suddenly became my travel partner on a … Continue reading

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San Gil, Colombia – Aug. 29-30, 2011

Anna and I missed the last direct bus from Villa de Leiva to San Gil on the afternoon of Aug. 28, 2011.  We told ourselves that “we go where we want when we want” and promptly began looking for alternatives … Continue reading

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