Tag: Colombia

5 Reasons Why Barrio Santo Domingo Savio is an Awesome Place to Take Photos in Medellin (Colombia)

Even though it’s been years since Medellin renounced its title as ‘Most Violent City in the World’,  my friends in the U.S. still seem surprised to hear that I would want to go there again for a vacation. What I love about photography is that photos allow me to relay the beauty of a place in a ...

Plaza Bolivar: The Historic and Political Heart of Bogotá

I was recently asked to recommend some places to visit by a friend who was planning a trip to Bogotá (Colombia), and I could think of no better place to start than in the Plaza Bolivar (aka Bolivar Square). Located in the heart of the historic Candelaria district, the plaza was named after Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan military ...

Finding Hidden Gems While Culling Through Old Photos

If you’re anything like me, after returning home from a trip, you are immediately faced with the unenviable task of sifting through hundred of photos that you’ll be editing in prep for distribution on various social media oulets.  You think you have chosen the best photos to relay the high points of your trip, you edit, post, and ...

Hotel Review: Blux 901, Medellin (Colombia)

“Great place to call home while in Medellin” Stayed at the Blux 901 luxury rental apartment for 8 days in November 2012 and would like to state how impressed I was by the overall experience. The apartment is situated within a beautiful, state of the art building with exceptional amenities such as a rooftop pool, gym, ...

Hotel Review: Arlington Place, Bogota (Colombia)

“Very pleased with overall stay” Initially had a bit of a hard time finding the location (taxi driver seemed to have a difficult time with the address), but once we arrived, all three of us traveling together were quite pleased with our accommodations. It was nice to have a modern, upscale room to return to ...

Hotel Review: Hotel Almirante, Cartagena (Colombia)

“Good hotel with nice amenities” After the nightmare we had trying to check into another hotel nearby, it was nice to settle into an hotel that met my expectations. Guests in other rooms may have differing opinions due to their location, but having been placed in the end room of the top floor provided us ...

Hostel Review: Hostal Casa Baluarte, Cartagena (Colombia)

“Pretty good amenities for the price” Considering the low cost, was expecting much worse (had been to a hostel earlier that was $5 cheaper/night but had no toilet seats, no shower head…just a pipe in the wall and sheets that looked way past their expiration date) but was pleasantly surprised as to the quaint environment. ...