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Category: Colombia

Cartagena’s newest Eco-Hotel Oxum
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Cartagena’s newest Eco-Hotel Oxum

When we decided to go back to Cartagena this year, we thought we’d stay at what had become our usual spot from last year, El Viajero Hostel.  To our surprise we tried booking it and it appeared to be full.  I had garnered a coupon from Expedia and since I love using coupons I thought [...]

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Touring Hacienda Guayabal-the ultimate coffee experience

Colombia equals coffee and at some point we were going to figure out how it was done. Doing it up right in style following the birthday, we flew from Popayan to Manizales with a layover in Bogota. What a journey. We arrived in Manizales and stayed at the Hotel Estelar Las Colinas-another piece of shit [...]

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What to do on your 4 hour layover in Bogota

This post is all about what to do on your 4 hour layover in Bogota. From the airport, in 4 hours, you can: -Taxi over to the main plaza Bolivar, walk around and people watch -Have an amazingly cheap lunch at the Cafeteria Restaurant Bar. cheapest lunch ever. great service. -Have a snack at the [...]

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Allergies, Lluvia, broken camera, ay! Popayan photo blog Pt.2

The best thing about today’s visit to the museum- upon our arrival, we paid and were let in by some Colombian police guards. We stared at the descriptions and tried to piece together a history of what was being told, then the strangest thing-one of the police guards took it upon himself to be our [...]

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Pretty Popayán-A photo blog

We were so lucky to be able to visit this beautiful city-and even luckier to have stayed with our host, Jose Manuel, who graciously gave us his bed so we’d have a place to crash for the next few days. His family was wonderful to us and we can’t thank them enough. Juan Manuel and [...]

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Day#2 of beach lunches & lounging in Taganga

Had another pleasant day at Taganga with our new friends Caro and Juan Manuel & Carlos and Kat. The 3 of us couples decided to go on a banana boat. Hilarious. Lots of kicking each other in the heads and drowning and water up noses. Brilliant. Had some more fresh fish and ice cold water [...]

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Wicked heat and mud volcanoes

Ahh. Wake up , wander the the corner, order up a fresh juice and a pastry filled with meat, or cheese, or chicken and cheese, or sweets….Anything you like. Best way to start the day. The day’s adventure included the Volcan de Lodo el Totumo, spanish for El Totumo Mud Volcano. Yea you read that [...]

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Sexy Sexy Cartagena

Must have breakfast at Casa Suiza if you like eggs and potatoes for cheap. On the corner of the hotel is La esquina del pan. Fresh juices and pastries super, super cheap. And delicious. Lunch was at La Mulata, a busy, well run place with a set menu and delicious choices. Also cheap. We think [...]

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No one warned us about the night bus blues

All I will say is ask any local, whatever you do, do not take the night bus from Medellin to Cartagena. It sounds like a good idea, and if you never, ever ever suffer from motion sickness than hey, its totally safe and you should go for it. We never felt fearful, there were many [...]

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Colombia-a rough guide

I decided to write this guide to help us decide what we wanted to do and what there was to do, and I guess I’ll post it here too, might be helpful to others!! Some cool facts about food in Colombia -in some places they eat Cuy (guinea pig, like in Peru) -a bandeja paisa [...]

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