Mexico City also known as CDMX – Ciudad de Mexico (sounds bad ass right!?!) has always been on my must-visit list! It’s brimming with rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant, urban neighborhoods. The capital city of Mexico is a bustling metropolis and we were excited to dip ourselves in the culture. We spent 5 days and 4 nights in CDMX, mixing our time with a few tourists activities and an open agenda. Here’s what we enjoyed in Ciudad de Mexico….Mexico City! Read more
The Tale of 2 Spirits
First off why the hell is some alcohol called spirits. Does it open us up to demonic possession? Was the first alcohol given to us from an angelic being? I mean really what is the deal???
A “spirit” is distilled alcohol that contains no added sugar.
The term spirit comes from Middle Eastern alchemy. Dosen’t that sound sinister. The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process, like in the distillation of alcohol, was called a spirit of the original material. So there it is our experimenting forefathers deemed it to be a new creation. Now back to the topic.
What is the difference between Mezcal and Tequila?
As a couple who has lived abroad for the last 2 years and has traveled internationally for 7, we’ve learned several cost saving tips and tricks to snag great and budget friendly flight deals. We are by no means rich, and although travel is important to us, so is budgeting, quality of life, and liquidating debt. If you’re budget travelers, budget-minded, or haven’t yet built up enough treasured flight miles to score a deeply discounted or free flight…read on my friend. Read more
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