I was traveling around Colombia in February and made my way to Barranquilla Carnival. Between the street meat, concerts, and cervezas during carnival, I took some photos. When is Barranquilla Carnival? Barranquilla Carnival is usually held in February and lasts about 4 days. It takes place before Ash Wednesday. The pre-carnival or pre-celebration starts in … [Read more...]
Colombia Travel Blog
Welcome to my Colombia travel blog. Here’ll you’ll find important travel information to make your Colombia travels more fun and safe. Make sure to visit one of my favourite cities: Medellín.
Mario and I were more than happy to leave the dungeon of Hostal Los Rosales for the day. We were traveling to Tayrona National Park for the day. Two Latinas from the hostel and us took an unregistered taxi service from our hostel in Barranquilla to Santa Marta. At 45,000 COP each, the price wasn’t too bad considering commercial transportation was shut down during … [Read more...]
I went on a walking tour on February 9 at 2:30 p.m. and learned a few facts about Medellin. I missed the tour last year and did not want to miss it again. I met Juliana, our tour guide, at the metro station. The tour was operated by Real City Tours and they work on a tip basis. I learned a semester’s worth of Medellin history – the good, the bad, and the ugly. I felt Juliana’s … [Read more...]
Pueblito Pance will cost 75,000 COP from the Colombian Hostel said the taxi driver. We were off from our original assumption of 25,000 COP. We couldn’t afford to pay that much, so Abraham asked the driver to drop us off at the edge of town. Abraham, Jordan, Robin and I decided to take shackled-up buses to Pueblito Pance to save some coin; we took two buses. The first … [Read more...]
Gerard and I went to Pueblito Paisa one afternoon in April 2014. It’s on top of Nutibarra Hill. We took a taxi from the Black Sheep Hostel to the top for about 7,500 COP. From the point you can get a 360° view of Medellin; mountains, roads, buildings, metro, etc. There was an art/photography museum to see. The coverage charge was 1,000 COP. The place is livelier … [Read more...]