Cartagena, Colombia

I was only using Cartagena as a stepping point to get my ass to Ecuador, so the trip was only for one day. I have a few friends that would say I’m in idiot for spending so little time here and after my day here I might just have to agree.  After arriving at the…

Santa Marta, Taganga and Tayrona National Park, Northern Colombia

Another fortunate encounter with some more backpackers, allowed some savings on the taxi to the airport and the taxi from the airport to our hostel in Santa Marta. This hostel may have been the best yet (La Villana). Aircon (needed at the northern coast towns!), bunk beds with stairs instead of shakey ladders, high ceilings…

Medellin, Colombia

A late (but very short) flight from Bogota and a 40 minute drive from the airport on a road that would be perfect for fast and furious 8 meant that we didn’t get to the hostel until around midnight. As we were checking in, the patio area was buzzing and a familiar face caught my…

Bogota, Colombia

Arriving in Bogota at 7pm the sun had set and we grabbed a taxi to our friends apartment (Barry and Laura, who we met on the border between Uruguay and Brazil). Our taxi for airport cost 50,000 colombian pesos. But we later learned that it should have been about half this. Ripped off already, I…