“A developed country is not where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” – Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogotá I only got to see the cathedral in Bogotá and have lunch with my new, French friend Laura, before succumbing to food poisoning… It was bad. It was real bad. But that’s … Continue reading Colombia :: Bogotá, food poisoning & the end of my adventure
“Once one of the most dangerous places in the world, Comuna 13 is now a cradle of art and culture.” The city of Medellin is divided into communes. Comuna 13 consists of thousands of brightly colored houses at the top of a very steep hill and is different from the other 15 comunas because of … Continue reading Colombia :: Medellin’s Comuna 13
“All fear has much imagination and little talent.” – Colombian proverb I like to commemorate my travel anniversary: February 26th. First year I did a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam, a bucket list item. My second year I was working in China so I didn’t get much choice (we had a night … Continue reading COLOMBIA :: GUATAPÉ & Pablo Escobar’s Bombed Out Hacienda
“You’re going to COLOMBIA??” – My brother I’d been travelling the world by myself for almost exactly three years at this point, and THIS is where my brother decides my travel plans are insane… To be fair, he’s also the one that contacted the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs because he thought I was lost … Continue reading COLOMBIA :: MEDELLIN
“The journey is my home.” – Muriel Rukeyser February 26th 2020 I had officially been travelling for three years straight. My “Round the World Adventure” was drawing to a close and even though I was incredibly happy (and a little proud) that I managed my stated goal of travelling full time for three years, the … Continue reading YEAR 3 :: My last year of travel
“Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” – Louis Armstrong Aaah, New Orleans… The only place on my three years and two weeks of travelling that I got assaulted… I mention this … Continue reading USA :: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
So the hostel I’m staying at give tours. They load their van up with hostelers, you pay 25 dollars and you get driven around to see something other than Waikiki. Excellent stuff.
COLOMBIA Medellin (2020) Guatapé, La Hacianda Manuela & El Peñón de Guatapé (2020) Medellin’s Comuna 13 (2020) Bogotá, food poisoning & the end of my adventure (2020)