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5 must-see attractions in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia has gone from being the murder capital of the world to laying claim to being one of the world’s most innovative cities — all within only a 20-year time span. If you’d only heard mentions of Colombia in the past, it was probably for all the wrong reasons. But now, as stability and [...]

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A slice of the Caribbean in Colombia

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When you think about Colombia, your mind doesn’t automatically jump to beaches, sunshine, and fresh fruit salad served up from street carts, does it? Most people think of guns, cocaine deals and misery; but in six weeks of travelling around Colombia, I barely saw a glimpse of anything like this. In fact, my experience of [...]

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Worst hotel I have ever stayed in??

I have stayed in a few really bad hotels.  Interestingly, although I have had some bad nights in hostels, I really haven’t stayed in a bad one yet. Luckily, I also haven’t spent too many bad nights in bad hotels either, since I try to usually get to a place early enough in the day [...]

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Worst Dorm Night Ever… and my Revenge

I am totally running the risk of upsetting the travel karma gods.  I have more faith in the travel karma gods than any other variety out there, but I’m sure to annoy those varieties also.  But I shall run these risks and write about last night and this morning, because it was the single worst [...]

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Photo Journal: Barichara and Guane, Colombia

Barichara is a well-preserved Colonial style town about thirty minutes away from San Gil, Colombia, where I have been staying for about a week or so. San Gil is up in the hills, roughly halfway between Santa Marta on the coast and Bogota. The weather here has been a welcome relief after a few weeks [...]

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Walkable cities: riding the rails from Budapest to Amsterdam

train travel

Train travel may be slower than flying, but you see so much more when you’re moving at ground level. One of [...]

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