Colombia

Celebrating in Santa Marta

Smile! Dental Work in Colombia

Why Dental Work in Colombia? Admittedly, we have been known to neglect preventive care due to the high cost of health care in the US. Though we’re both covered by health…

In Totumo

Get Dirty Taking a Bath: El Totumo Mud Volcano

Cartagena was still filled with unexplored corners. We’d already spent longer than planned, but the streets lined with bright-hued houses, flower-clad balconies, small cafes and shops had hypnotized us. We…

Colombia Travel Expenses

Travel Expenses Colombia

Travel Expenses Colombia Our trip to Colombia was different from many of our previous journeys. We had to adjust our minds to having less time (though not necessarily more money). The…

Medellin Graffiti

Street Art: Medellin’s Voice of the People

Creative expression can be found in many forms. Street art is often a form of expression for those who don’t have other means. It can convey a personal message, or…

Maria Mulata, street art in Cartagena

Street Art: Colors of Cartagena

Street Art in Cartagena Cartagena is already so full of vibrant color; it’s hard to imagine street art wouldn’t get lost in the kaleidoscope. Beyond the colonial architecture, doors and…

Chontaduro Cart

Heavenly Colombian Fruit

Traveling in Colombia we loved exploring colonial towns, learning some history, appreciating architecture and getting out into nature. Then there was the fruit! We spent a fair amount of time…

Palomino Sunset, along our Colombia travel route

Colombia Travel Route and Tips for Planning a Visit

This post is the index to our trip to Colombia in March/April 2014. It will be updated with links as new stories and tips are posted, so check back often!…

Cartagena Doors

Cartagena Doors: Infinitely Photogenic

  To say we took a lot of photos in Cartagena is an understatement. The doors of Cartagena in particular continuously stopped us in our tracks, begging us to photograph…

Villa de Leyva front yard

Villa de Leyva: Colonial Town in a High-Altitude Valley

The Road to Villa de Leyva Villa de Leyva is tucked into the mountains a few hours’ drive north of Bogotá. Traffic was heavy getting out of the city on…

Chocolate Completo

Colombian Hospitality: Intro to Bogota

Hospitality Every culture has its own form of hospitality. Some people make us feel at home right away, while for others it takes more time to warm up to new…