Colombia surprised us with its beauty and welcoming culture. We thought we would breeze through in two weeks but were so enthralled that we stayed for three months. It’s really no big secret anymore. Colombia is a prime destination in South America. And it’s more than just world-class capital Bogota. The city of Medellin, with its modern infrastructure and colorful history, is a digital nomad haven. Not a big fan of big cities? Colombia has a swarm of charming small towns with not-so-small attractions. You’ve got to add Colombia to your itinerary. You just might be in for a good surprise.

Colombia is twice the size of Texas.  Within its borders, one can find Caribbean beaches, hot deserts, a modern city

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE MEDELLIN AREA

Comuna 13 escalator
"A friend of mine, when he was a child, he walked out the front door one morning and found a dead body
Arvi Park
We wanted to get an early start today, to get a full day at Arvi park.  I was up by

BE SURE TO VISIT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES

Cocora Valley
As we teetered across a cable suspension bridge with missing boards and rotten connections between our feet, I held onto
Overlooking the town of Jardin
Jardín, Colombia only recently started to appear on guidebooks like Lonely Planet.  In the past, only a few travelers have blogged

DON’T MISS THE SPECTACULAR BEAUTY OF THE NORTH

Chicamocha Canyon
We had such a great time hanging out with Améliane and Iloa whom we met in Guadalupe.  We were delighted Read more
Guadalupe
I sat squeezed into a truck bed equipped with tiny benches.  The vinyl roof was stretched over the roll bars, with Read more
Villa de Leyva
A beautiful mountain range runs along the side of town. Behind our house, the mountains split and provide a glimpse Read more

SPEND TIME ON THE COAST, OR TAKE A TRIP TO GUATAPE

Tayrona Park
Cartagena is hot, I mean really hot, but it is still worth a visit.  I need to remind Jen, my BFF
Guatape
Tiny cobblestone streets wind through colorful shops and homes adorned with Zocalos, painted murals depicting traditional scenes.  The narrow streets barely

STRANGE THINGS

Some things in South America may feel strange at first.  They are new, maybe not something you are used to, but after a while, they too can become normal.

Country dogs wanting a snack
The first time we see something new, it sometimes seems strange.  Isolated groups of people often see the rest of

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