22 Jun10 How to Sleep in Hammocks

Posted in Activity, Food, Nature from Playa Blanca, Colombia by

After a few days of sweltering heat in Cartagena, we were ready for a taste of the Caribbean. Though Cartagena has beaches, those craving palm trees, rum-filled coconuts and white sand head to Playa Blanca. We boarded a ferry that took us through the busy harbour. As we left shore, we were surrounded by magnificent […] (Read More)

01 Jun10 Eternal Spring in Medellín

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The city of Medellín (Meh-deh-jeene) is known as the city of eternal spring, an occasionally misunderstood expression that has led more than one tourist to ask where this “unrelenting fountain” is located. Of course, the slogan actually refers to the consistently beautiful weather the city enjoys year-round: blue skies, bright sun, and a light breeze […] (Read More)

27 May10 Muddy in Machilalla

Posted in Activity, Culture, Landmarks, Nature from Puerto Lopez, Ecuador by Calina

About an hour down the Panamerican from Montañita is its alterego, the village of Puerto Lopez. Colourful boats are tethered on the shore and every morning the fishermen unload their catch, running from the hordes of birds that try with some success to whisk away a fish or two. One of the first things we […] (Read More)