Category Archives: Colombia

Unplanned Layover…in Panama City!

Sunrise on the tarmac wasn’t so bad after my final tinto. Watching the sunrise illuminate the tarmac was rather unexpected, however. … I had arrived at the airport in the dark, with plenty of time before my early 6:30am flight … Continue reading

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Birds: Final Edition

Bird sightings compiled from the last days at Marcela’s finca and Medellín and its surrounding jungle forests. I did witness some absolutely incredibly colorful species that I didn’t capture on camera…due to my fumble fingers. Colombian Chachalaca Thick Billed Euphonia … Continue reading

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Jungle Jaunt to La Catedral

Pastel de pollo in one hand. Tropical fruit cup of piña, mango, and papaya in the other. Washed it all down with a tinto. Envigado metro station breakfast. …Blake’s first tinto: “Oh this isn’t so bad. It’s fine actually.” … … Continue reading

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Tranquilo

Finca fairywonderfunkyland. Upon arrival in the vast darkness we found time for a game of Exquisite Knucks [Knuck Tats] and listened to what I think was a barn owl. A mellow morning with Nutella waffles and Blake’s famous mangled eggs, … Continue reading

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Vamos A La Finca!

“She’s driving a silver 4Runner. Ok, we’re supposed to meet her on the side of the traffic circle.” -Blake The real question…are we standing next to the right super massive traffic circle…? I guess we’ll find out soon enough! We … Continue reading

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“I just got Colombia’d”

When I finally decided I would go out last night and meet some Couchsurfers across town, the rain started to pour. I was only slightly soggy when I stepped onto the metro. Plans shifted, so I found myself walking a … Continue reading

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Gondola Gazing

Climbed the 35 steps to the metro ticket office, bought a ticket, climbed 20 more stairs and hopped on the metro and cruised ever so silently into downtown. Off the metro, descended 50 steps and started to hot foot it. “You would … Continue reading

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Living Near Setenta

Last night Blake and I journeyed on the metro to Poblado.  That’s the tall part of town. Buildings, like whoa. Lots of dollars, lots of nightlife, and lots of tourists….I am so thankful to be staying on this side of … Continue reading

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Pesos & Parrots

To put it bluntly, the current currency exchange rate is DEFINITELY in our favor. 1 USD = 2.918,00 Colombian Pesos. [notice how the period and comma are switched…that’s a real thing.] So it’s 1:3. [notice also how it’s thousands of … Continue reading

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Pasteles & Parceros

Pasteles de guayaba are my favorite! Really, I ate four of them this morning. And in US Dollars, they cost like 30 cents each. Seriously, BOCA HOLE. “Boca Hole” is a term, circa 2009, that Julie and Blago created when referring … Continue reading

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