18 Jun10 Dreams of Cartagena

Posted in Activity, Culture, Dance, Food, Landmarks, Nightlife from Cartagena, Colombia by Calina

Dan and I have been back in Canada for just over two weeks. Being back has been a hefty adjustment. We’ve gone from being within kissing distance to being divided by a 1 and a half hour commute. We’ve gone from being as free as birds to being saddled with jobs, parental rules and societal […] (Read More)

01 Jun10 Eternal Spring in Medellín

Posted in Activity, Art, Culture, Food, Landmarks, Nature from Medellín, Colombia by

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)

30 May10 Bienvenidos a Colombia

Posted in Art, Food, Landmarks, Travel, Travel Tips from Popayán, Colombia by

From Quito, we headed directly for the Colombian border, somewhere along the way crossing the imaginary line where toilets start emptying in the opposite direction. We had spent less than two weeks in Ecuador, which was enough time to realize that Ecuador requires more than two weeks to fully appreciate. In Cusco we had booked […] (Read More)