I was sitting in a cafe eating an excessively buttery croissant in downtown Singapore. The guy next to me offered me a much-needed napkin and we got to talking. About Singapore, his home country of Colombia, my travel blog, and of course, nightlife. After scarfing down my croissant, he invited me down to this new… Read More Singapore’s Escobar Bar, A Target Of Undeserved Backlash
While I advocate for traveling solo whenever I can, I have to admit, I was a bit nervous going into South America. It was my first ever solo backpacking trip and I decided to kick it off in the country of cocaine and cartels: Colombia. While decades of improvement and progress have passed since the… Read More What’s It Like To Travel Solo In South America?
10. Bogota, Colombia The bustling capital of Colombia is a city full of excitement and wonder. The city has many diverse neighborhoods, many of which feel like entirely new cities. The ubiquitous street art adds some spice to the already colorful city. While I did not like Bogota as much as the other cities in… Read More My 10 Favorite Cities In South America
The reign of Pablo Escobar and the legacy that followed have given Colombia a reputation that has been hard to shake, despite the fact that the Colombia of today has all but erased the demons of a Colombia past.… Read More How Easy Is It To Get Cocaine in Colombia?
One of the most memorable days I’ve ever had while traveling was the day that I meandered into Comuna 13, once notorious for being the most dangerous neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia. Beyond just seeing the scenery and beauty of the colorful houses cascading along the hills, that day became a perfect example of my favorite… Read More A Day in Comuna 13, Medellín’s Most Notorious Neighborhood
I’ll admit, going into Colombia, I was more than a little nervous. It was my first time going to a new country by myself. Rather than pick like Canada or France or something, I chose a country that most Americans only knew from Narcos and Pablo Escobar. I told myself that the times have changed and… Read More Colombia Survival Guide
If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for a quick answer, rather than a roundabout discussion of the two only for the writer to say that you should go to both. I could also do that to avoid offending anyone who feels oddly passionate about either city, but I won’t. The answer is Medellin. Okay,… Read More Bogotá vs. Medellín: Which Is Better?
October 2016 – Tayrona National Natural Park, Taganga, Cartagena, Bogota, Medellin, and Guatape! Colombia is a beautiful country full of adventure and culture. It quickly became one of my favorite countries. I went for the beautiful sights that I have heard so much about, but I stayed for the lively and welcoming culture, incredible nightlife,… Read More Colombia GoPro Video
When I was trying to prepare myself to go to Colombia, rather than hone up on my Spanish skills or try to take lessons, I just listened to the Shakira song La Bicicleta on repeat. There’s a line where she says something along the lines of “taking her husband Pique to Tayrona so that he… Read More The Ultimate Guide To Tayrona National Park