Near Manizales

I’m surrounded by old Colombian men with machetes who are all cracking jokes and telling stories of their younger years. I understand about 20% of what we’re talking about and plan to understand more once I drink more of this Aguardiente. I’m once again in a gorgeous finca overlooking La Zona Cafeteria with sunset that…

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Manizales

I left Medellín on Sunday morning. I had booked a single night at the Mirardor Finca Morrogacho and planned to arrive there before making the rest of my plan in the area. Looking back now, this was another golden example of the benefits of the “get there first then start planning” method of travel.

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Medellín 1/?

OK we’ll try this post from my phone. Pictures exist but I’ll have to sort out how to move from my camera next time I have a working computer. I’ve been in Medellín now for 13 days and with about 3 and 1/2 weeks in Colombia, I suppose that this is the longest “trip” that…

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Pause

I’ve got a lot to share about Medellín, but my laptop is currently fried. I’ll keep scribbling away in my notebook and update the next chance I get!

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Initial Assumptions

Every time I solo travel, I’m much quieter than I am back home. I don’t want people to know that I’m not a local, and I think (especially in Mediterranean countries) that if I don’t open my mouth, passerbys won’t think twice. But if they know I’m a not a local, I’m usually reluctant to…

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Free Walking Tour

“Teacher, teacher! Hola todos! Bienveniedos a Colombia!” the old men yelled from Bolivar Park. I’ve been on many walking tours of cities that I’ve been to all over the world. They’re typically free, although a tip is expected at the end. I’ve been on good tours and I’ve been on not so good tours. But…

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