Posts Tagged "Colombia"


Updated on: 05/30/18Did 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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Updated on: 01/8/19The towns of Villa del Leyva and Barichara, 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 of...

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Updated on: 01/15/19Most 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 Quito....

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Updated on: 07/11/18In our fourth and final Hilton credit card points redemption for this trip, we decided to splurge in our final city in South America. Although some of our redemption choices in the past were for more stylish hotels, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia was calling to us in order to recover after our six month journey around the continent.  With 120,000 points and two weekend certificates remaining in our accounts, we...

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Updated on: 05/29/18Colombia is an interesting destination for coffee lovers. Just because Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world doesn't mean you can easily find a great cup of joe there. Similarly to the great cacao produced in Ecuador, in the recent past pretty much all of the great coffee produced in Colombia has been exported to other countries. That left Colombia with low quality beans and people who...

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