Category Archives: Colombia

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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Our first full day in Bogota

Driving into Bogota yesterday, we were both a tad bit worried.  How shall I say this?  Compared to the other places we have been, Bogota looked a bit grim.  The city looked run down, the city felt dirty, and, at … Continue reading

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Peace and quiet in Medellin

Medellin is a huge city, but it isn’t that crazy of a city.  That said, everyone can use some peace and quiet sometimes.  Medellin has you covered.  Just go to the botanical gardens.  They are right on the metro, but … Continue reading

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When, oh when, will we learn?

Robert and I booked a group bus tour yesterday.  I have no idea why.  We tend to seriously dislike group tours, especially those that require us to get on a bus.  We could have done a very similar tour on … Continue reading

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