The Pan American Collective was a week of events, ranging from parties to sightseeing.
You remember Emily Callaghan, right? She wrote the most popular article on Go Backpacking last month, entitled “The Importance of Hooking Up Abroad.” Since so many people enjoyed her writing, we thought it was time to share a little more of it. The following excerpts are from her stories on Drexel’s blog, The Smart Set. […]
In this guest post, Emily Callaghan reflects on the importance of hooking up abroad as a way to experience new cultures and customs.
I awoke at the all too early hour of 5 am with nothing about a long travel day toward home ahead of me. It was cold enough that I didn’t bother with a shower. I had also packed my headlamp at the bottom of my pack, and without the desire to repack the night before […]
The taxi ride to Jose Maria Cordova International Airport outside Medellin was just as stunning as the bus ride which first took me to the city in late January. Blue skies, warm sun, green mountains. But instead of feeling the exhilaration and anticipation of arriving somewhere new, I was trying to let go of not […]
I managed to roll out of bed a few minutes ago, eat some “goodbye” cupcakes a friend left for me last night, and get a good connection from the neighbors’ wi-fi. In about 2 hours, I’ll take a taxi up 1,000 meters in elevation as I leave the valley which cradles Medellin, my second home. […]
I was awoken way too early, around the hour of 7:30 am, by Max Blanco – slobbering canine friend. Another smaller dog also made himself at home on my mattress, practically pushing me off of it. Oh, the joys of living with dogs! After awhile, I gave up on the idea of reclaiming my bed, […]
On weekends and holidays, the city folk in Medellin like to escape to the countryside. I’d been hearing about foreigners visiting fincas (country houses) from time to time, and was hoping I’d have the opportunity to experience this aspect of Colombian culture as well before heading home in a few weeks. I met Andrea through […]
An update from Medellin, Colombia including what I’ve been up to and new articles published on MedellinLiving.com.
BOGOTÃ, COLOMBIA: Erik (of TheGlobalTrip.com) gets shot point-blank in the stomach by a .38 caliber handgun while wearing a fashionable bulletproof leather jacket designed by Miguel Caballero, the “Armani of Bulletproof Apparel.” Miguel Caballero himself conducts the demonstration. This video corresponds to The Global Trip blog entry, “I Got Shot In Colombia And All I […]