Posts Tagged "Colombia"


Last updated: 10/4/17Traveling through Colombia was an absolute delight for me. It is hands down one of my favorite countries in South America. Not only is Colombia fairly safe, it is also cheap. It is actually cheaper to eat out than to cook your own meals. Complete 38 days Colombia spending breakdown Flight from Medellin to Bogota – 14,280 COP ($7.14 CAD) and 4500 Avios Miles Canadian Reciprocation Fee to Colombia – 190,000 COP ($95...

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Last updated: 10/4/17Did you know it’s really easy to score free accommodation when you travel to Colombia? The single best way to make this happen is through hospitality exchange methods. The most obvious one is couch surfing. Many Colombians are friendly, and will offer to let you stay on their couch for free. Just make sure to fill out your couch surfing profile, and send out as many requests as possible. It seems like women have...

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Last updated: 10/4/17The towns of Villa del Leyva and Barichara in Colombia are well worth a visit. Both cities are well preserved colonial towns, each with its own unique features. Villa de Leyva is the smaller of the two, and can be explored in a day. The cobblestone streets are more prominent during times of rain, so prominent that the streets can get flooded during the rain. Nearby places to visit include an excavation site full...

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Last updated: 08/1/17Hands down, one of the main highlights of my 1 year trip is the 12 days I spent volunteering in Guatape, Colombia. When I realized my funds were getting drained, and I still had 4 months left to go, I was left with one choice: to find volunteer work to offset the cost of my travels. Working at a Hostel in Colombia If you sign up on www.workaway.info, you can find volunteer work in exchange for free accommodation...

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Last updated: 10/4/17Most people who travel in South America will overland their way from one country to the next. While I was in Ecuador, I decided I wanted to go to Colombia next, since both countries are next to each other. It turns out there are several steps required to complete this long journey from Quito to Bogota. Step 1: Go to the Quito Bus Terminal From your accommodation in Ecuador, take a taxi to the bus terminal in...

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