Long Way Home

It is literally, a long way. On a good Monday morning, we left out home in Heredia and headed to the airport. Before that we had already seen our flight marked as “cancelled” but well, we still need to go there. After all the dramatic farewell and hugs with my relatives at the airport, our […]

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Panami Panama

Our second last country on this journey: Panama. Only four days time. That’s not much, but it’s also a small country. So just have a look at what we’ve seen and done in those days. The ‘Bridge of the Americas’ does exactly what the name suggests: connecting the two American continents, spanning the bay that […]

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Boat Trip to Isla del Rosario

The trip to Isla del Rosario from Cartagena is shit, but we managed to have fun. I will not recommend anyone to go but for now, let’s go for a ride! After securing a deal for 55,000COP per person the day before, we gathered at the pier at around 8am and waited another hour for […]

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Real Vacation in Cartagena

Considering that the last months were all not really warm, more often than expected even freezing cold, and almost never suited for an actual relaxing break, Cartagena can probably be considered our first REAL vacation on the entire trip. Tropical hot climate, Caribbean culture, music, and lifestyle, golden beaches, and a rather safe environment. NICE! […]

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Arts and Crime in Medellín

Medellín. The city that has seen a dramatic recovery from a crime-ridden hellhole to a flourishing and economically booming metropolis. At least in our perception, everyone talks very positively about Colombia in general and Medellín in particular in recent years, and everyone seems to love this city. The guide books almost can’t find enough words […]

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Botero Botero Botero

Visiting the Museums and see the original paintings by Colombian artist Fernando Botero (Medellín, 1932- ) is definitely one of the most amazing things to do in South America. I have never expected the original paintings to be so big, so intimidating, and so fun to explore the tiny details in every single piece of […]

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Rob and go in Bogotá

Bogotá, yet another mega city on our trip through South America. With a population of more than 10 million people in the metro area, spread out really far, it’s not easy to tackle for independent travelers. Just getting from the bus terminal to pretty much anywhere already takes quite some time. We somehow managed of […]

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Popayán and San Agustín

Originally, Popayán was only planned to be a short stopover, but the day with the border crossing from Ecuador to Colombia was so long and so stressful that we decided to take it easy and stay for two nights. Like most places in southern Colombia, Popayán has only recently become more safe and accessible and […]

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