Ryan finds the best places to eat in one of Latin America’s biggest cities by following the Bogotá Foodie, whose food tours cover the Colombian capital.
Before leaving Spain, I’d already had my wallet stolen by a pickpocket. Was traveling to Colombia going to be that much more of a risk than getting on a crowded metro after an FC Barcelona match? Due to a Couchsurfing stay in Bogota, I quickly began to feel at ease in a country with a […]
Arepas are a staple of the Colombian diet…
I ponied up the $289.20 for the 1-way ticket, and breathed a sigh of relief.
I’m not going to get all sentimental on you, at least not for long. By now you know how I feel about Colombia, and Medellin in particular. Since arriving back in Virginia four weeks ago, I can’t help but compare everything here to what I left behind – the climate, the geography, the people, the […]
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 […]
Colombia was to be the last country of my trip around the world, and either because I was nearing the end of my adventure, or I simply couldn’t satisfy my curiosity about the place, its people, and culture, I decided to see what it would take to live abroad. Throughout the previous 13 months of […]
Juliana’s parents were coming for a visit, so Laura and Herman dropped me off at Hostel Fatima in the central La Candeleria district of the city I visited the first day. I was surprised to have found the several hostels I called before them to be fully booked. I settled in around mid-morning, while my […]
On my last day with Laura, we took a cab to the more upscale, commercial district of northern BogotÃ¡ which included the Zona Rosa (red district). The term is used to describe a central area of nightlife, an important aspect of Colombia’s major cities! There were plenty of pretty buildings for me to photo, though […]