Tag: Colombia

“Stuck” in Salento

Backpacker’s beware – you will spend more time in Salento than you planned. Leaving Medellin, we took a bus to Manizales – one of the three cities in the coffee region of Colombia (Periera and Armenia being the other two). We drove through the… Continue Reading ““Stuck” in Salento”

City Life – Cartagena and Medellin

After eight days on the sea, we were happy to reach land in Cartagena, Colombia. After locating a hostel, we took a night stroll in the Old City. “Wow, this place reminds me of Madrid.” Well, there’s a good reason for that. Cartagena was,… Continue Reading “City Life – Cartagena and Medellin”

Sailing the San Blas – Bienvenido a América del Sur!

Well, the time had come to say Adios to Central America and cross into Colombia. As you probably already know, there are no roads connecting Panama and Colombia, and the dense mountainous jungles in between are known as the Darien Gap. Crossing on foot… Continue Reading “Sailing the San Blas – Bienvenido a América del Sur!”

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