Guatape and La Piedra del Peñol ( a.k.a. The Big Rock)! Every local person that we ran into told us we should check this place out if we got the opportunity. It’s a cheap 2 hr bus ride and its a fun day trip! Read more
Our trip to Colombia has morphed into a 6 month experience. It’s our first visit to Colombia and also our first time stepping foot in South America. We’re so excited to be here and are already planning escapades throughout this continent. I like to get ahead of myself, my eyes are often bigger than our budget and time window #doingthemost. Really, we’re just settling into Medellín and there’s enough to explore in our new backyard. So we secured an apartment with a short term lease and came up with our “Medellín Hit List” to start growing where we are planted and make the most of the time here. We are still planning see some neighboring countries and cites but we are starting with this list. Read more
We have used squatty potties in bathrooms where you can barely inhale. We have stayed in hotel rooms that made us want to cry but there is nothing … Nothing(!); not a damn thing that makes my skin crawl more than hearing or seeing one of my countymen misrepresenting. Lets just be honest on this page, you are representing your country when you travel. Right, Wrong or Indifferent – people will judge other Americans that they meet after you, based on your interactions with them. While you are traveling the world you are representing America, yo momma, your family, and your friends whether you like it or not. Deal with it. So, for the sake of travel etiquette here are some of Nomadic Wander’s Rules for Traveling The World: Read more
Colombia grants tourists 90 days within the country visa free! In fact,*Visitors can stay in Colombia for a total of 180 days in a calendar year.(Note: if you arrive on July 29th and stay 180 days it is reset on January 1st) There are 2 ways to enjoy those maximum number of days in Colombia. The first way is to leave the country when your 90 days are up and return to receive another 90 day tourist stamp in your passport.The second way is to apply for a visa extension while in Colombia. Colombia has made it quite simple to extend your tourist visa (tourist stamp) with their online system. Before you begin let’s get the required documents out of the way. Read more
We are having a good time here in Medellin! The food is delicious, the scenery is outstanding, the culture is deeply rooted and compelling. It is an adventure living our daily lives and enjoying what the city has to offer. That said there are some things that we want to do while we are here and one of our top 10 things to do in Medellin was to visit the Museum Antioquia. We did and it did not disappoint! Read more
Medellin is a beautiful city located in the Antioquia region of Colombia. It is the only city in Colombia with a metro system (train & cablecars and we rode both today)! For us it was a day of firsts. We set out to visit Park Arvi. Park Arvi can only be reached through Medellin’s cable car system, which is connected to their metro system…which is connected to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Medellin. It was an interesting ride.
Good Bye Brilliant Sky…
Hello Sweet City Vibe!
Our time in Southeast Asia ended a few months ago and we moved across the globe to South America! Land of salsa, tango and merengue! We have been getting settled in and enjoying the flavors of the coffee, the people, the culture and the ..&(*%$(*)’n food! We are in Medellin, Colombia! Yes, the same one your memory banks are trying to dig into and recall the violence of another time. The days of the cartel dominated drug trade that this area was known for in the 80’s is over. The city has changed and we are fast becoming a fans of Medellin.