Medellin- Comuna 13

Our last day in Colombia! We decided to join a walking tour of Comuna 13 even though we knew we wouldn’t be able to stay for the whole thing. Comuna 13 was the most dangerous area in Medellin back in the 90’s and early 2000’s (and the reason why everyone’s reaction to vacationing to Colombia…

Guatape- That Rocked

We had an all day tour booked for to Guatape. We left our hostel around 7:30am to meet our tour group and get on the bus. Guatape is about 2hrs away from Medellin. On the bus! On our way to Guatape, we stopped in the small town of Antioquia. Our guide gave us a quick…

Exploring Medellin

Our only plan for the day was to explore Medellin. I had a general idea of a few places we should go, but we didn’t have any concrete plans. We had a lazy morning- woke up around 9:30 (just in time for breakfast). Generally, all things on my list were north of where we are…

Its Bean Fun, Salento

Finally had a good night’s sleep! Thankful to be back at a normal altitude! Our only plan for the day before we had to go to the airport was to check out a coffee farm. The coffee farm, El Ocaso, was about 20minutes from Salento. All the “taxis” in Salento are jeeps with the back…

Hiking in the Los Nevados National Park

What a hike. I think it’s safe to say Vivian and Jess aren’t going to go on anymore multi-day hikes!  Day 1: We weren’t picked up from our hostel until 9am so we had some time in the morning to eat, stroll on Instagram, find out the next Bachelor is Colton, yell about how upset…

Salento: The town of Dogs

Started off the day with a trip to the airport to head to Salento! Somehow the cheapest tickets when I booked were business class so we ended up with amazing seats!!! Too bad each plane ride was only 40min. Our plane landed in Pereira, which is about an hour from Salento. I was able to…

Historic Cartagena 

Woke up this morning and had the free breakfast our hostel provided, which was just scrambled eggs and arepa (aka fried corn bread). Then we started our walk to Castillo de San Felipe. On our way we were walking through this park that Vivian had said was supposed to have monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. We…

Colorful Cartagena

Made it to Colombia! When I went to check into our flight I noticed you could pick the emergency exit rows for no extra cost so we got a ton more leg room ­čśü and was able to actually have enough space to sleep on the tray table. When we booked our flights I definitely…

Colombia Trip 2018

10 quick days in Colombia! 9/1 – 9/3:┬áCartagena Be Lounge Hostel Centro Calle de la Mantilla no 3-49, Calle 36 no 3-49, Centro Historico 9/3 – 9/7: Salento & the Caldera Loop 1. Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel CR 9 #9-06, Salento 2. Milk Farm on hike 9/7 – 9/10: Medellin Purple Monkey Hostel Calle 12,…

Day 9 – Cooking Class

Today’s main event was a cooking class that we signed up for to learn how to make some delicious Peruvian food. We booked a class online with Sky Kitchen and picked the class with the dishes I would actually eat lol. Our class started at 11am and went until about 2:30pm, making 4 different dishes:…

Day 8 – Huacachina

Started our day with a pickup time of 6:30am, which compared to our last few pickup times we were pretty excited about how much we got to sleep in. We took a bus called PeruHop. The bus stops in a few different locations and you can make your schedule however you want! Since we don’t…

Day 7 – Fancy food

Slept in as late as possible today before we had to check out of our hostel in Cusco. We got a quick and delicious breakfast in Cusco before heading back to Lima. Once we got to Lima we went for a walk along the ocean. There is a lot of smog + overcast so it…