Medellín, Colombia: Not what it used to be

Medellin, Colombia is often judged for its history. Shared here are 8 reasons Medellin is a modern city with a good quality of life for its citizens, and why it should be your next travel destination!

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La Heroica (Cartagena), Colombia

I’ve been busy. I began to write this a few weeks ago, when I first arrived in Colombia: Colombia – the only South American country to border both Atlantic and Pacific coasts – have proven itself to be a lovely country thus far! Well, I guess it’s really just the city of Cartagena so far,…

Onward travel – it’s real!

All was going as planned. I returned my car, casually grabbed a latte before hopping on the shuttle to my terminal, stopped in the bathroom, strolled through security, sat at the gate and started playing around on my computer. I was at the gate with plenty of time to spare and, just when I expect…

Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas

“Suddenly I found myself confronted with the walls of ruined houses built of the finest quality of Inca stone work. It was hard to see them for they were partly covered with trees and moss, the growth of centuries, but in the dense shadow, hiding in bamboo thickets and tangled vines, appeared here and there…

Inca Trail – 4 days to Machu Picchu

The First of the Days: Tough Stuff!*Passion*Four months after booking the hike, at 4:30am, Friday, April 6, 2012: I sleepily drag myself out of bed, throw my last belongings in my backpack and a short 20 minutes later, we are on a bus to km 82 of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Km 82…