Category Archives: Colombia

Final thoughts on Colombia (2020)*

So, where to start?  This trip to Colombia was not nearly as magical as our trip in 2015.  Part of that is due to the fact that Robert arrived sick and, just about the time he started feeling better, I … Continue reading

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The food you have to try in Colombia*

Many people think of Colombian food as meat and starch, and there is quite a bit of that to be found.  But, we happen to really like the food in Colombia (especially the street food).  So, what foods do you … Continue reading

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Bird watching in Minca*

My favorite thing about Minca was the birds.  (In case you are wondering, Robert’s favorite thing about Minca was visiting the organic coffee farm.)  Colombia has the highest diversity of birds in the world.  In fact, there are over 1900 … Continue reading

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The bugs in Minca, Colombia

When we first read about Minca, it sounded like a wonderland.  The blogs we read used words like “paradise” and “idyllic” and “picturesque” and “lush” with “cool mountain breezes.”  It was “the real Colombia,” or so we read.  Lies, all … Continue reading

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Would you look at those knockers!

Hey!  Get your head out of the gutter (I’m talking to you dad)….this post is about the famous door knockers of Cartagena. Cartagena is yet another UNESCO world heritage site.  I don’t think the doors or the door knockers were … Continue reading

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Sloths in Cartagena

One of my favorite critters in the entire world is the sloth.  They are just as cool as can be.  (Robert thinks they are kind of creepy.  He is so wrong….)  So, imagine my excitement when I learned there were … Continue reading

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Communa 13 graffiti tour

You know that saying, “you can never go back”?

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Medellin Botanical Garden

One of our favorite places in all of Medellin is the Medellin Botanical Garden (or, in Spanish, Jardin Botanico de Medellin). The botanical gardens are free to enter and are a great place to spend a couple of hours away … Continue reading

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Bogota graffiti tour

We love street art so, when we read about the Bogota graffiti tour, we knew we had to sign up.  The Bogota graffiti tour is one of those free tours where you are expected to tip at the end of … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Colombia (2015)

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we head on a multi-day trip to Hong Kong, involving layovers in both Chicago and San Francisco.  So…you know what that means…it is time for final thoughts on Colombia:

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