Tag: Colombia

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Foto Fridays: A Panoramic Shot from Comuna 13, San Javier (Medellin)

One of the most awe-inspiring views of Medellin that I was fortunate enough to experience during my trip. I’m eternally grateful for these types of moments that travel continues to surprise me with.

Which Two Lenses Should You Bring on Your Travels?

No doubt about it…I brought waaaaaay too much photo gear on this trip! Part of the problem is that I generally choose to err on the side of caution, rather than deal with pangs of regret later on. As I was going to be gone for 8 months, I thought it prudent to pack everything I thought ...

Restaurant Review: Chef Burger in Medellin (Colombia)

Here’s my quick recommendation for anyone looking to munch on a juicy, tasty burger while traveling in Medellin. Especially during long-term travels, you may find yourself wanting a quick taste of home. Chef Burger is definitely as a good a place as any that I’ve been to in Colombia to sate that specific craving. Though ...

Foto Fridays: Escaleras Eléctricas en la Comuna 13 (Medellin)

Located in what was once one of Medellin’s most dangerous neighborhoods, you’ll find this symbol of the city’s dedication to urban development. To read an interesting article that goes into the impact the escalators have had on the citizens of Comuna 13, click on the following link: [Escaleras Eléctricas]

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My Favorite Healthy Dining Option in Medellin (Colombia)

In Medellin, it can be a bit difficult to find healthier dining alternatives as you’re generally surrounded by arepas, empanadas, and other deep-fried goodies. So it came as a refreshing surprise when the roommates and I found our way to Naturalia Cafe/Restaurant. Located in the heart of Laureles, a few steps from Calle 70 (Circular ...

What Type of Salsa Should I Learn Before Going Out Dancing in Medellin, Colombia?

“Wait a second, if I learned how to dance salsa at my local club, shouldn’t I be able to dance with everyone, anywhere they play my favorite salsa music?” The quick answer is NO. For those that are unaware, there are multiple ways that salsa is danced around the world. Though salseros may enjoy dancing ...

What are the Top Travel Blogs that You’d Recommend for Someone Planning a Sabbatical to South America?

After living in NYC for the past 11 yrs, I’ve finally decided to head back home to the sunny skies of Los Angeles…but before I go, I’m planning to head out on a 5-6 month sabbatical to South America and this is where I could use some help from the blogging community. I’ve actually been saving ...