Colombia In 18 Days! Part VI — Medellin

We now continue Colombia In 18 Days!, reviewing a 18 day backpacking trip through fascinating Colombia in the fall of 2010. If you want to see the previous installments of this review please click on the links below. At the bottom of each article is a video with more photos and videos for a more detailed look into each destination.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Last week I reviewed our time exploring Tayrona National Park. From there we took a taxi to Santa Marta Airport. We then flew to The City Of The Eternal Spring, Medellin. By that time we had grown tired of the epic, freezing, and dangerous bus journeys through Colombia.

flying into Medellin

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Colombia In 18 Days! — Part I : Bogota

A li’l while ago I showed you the preview trailer for a trip I took with some friends in August 2010. Over the next seven Mondays I will show you a short video from each stop we made on the backpackers trail in Colombia. I hope you enjoy them. The first video is at the bottom of this post.

To begin our adventure we all flew in from Los Angeles to Bogota, Colombia. We stayed at Destino Nómada Hostel in the La Candelaria area where most backpackers stay. It was a nice, convenient hostel to stay at. The first day and a half Jose, Mathieu and I walked around La Candelaria taking in the sights. We checked out Plaza de Bolivar, Catedral Primada, and the Botero Museum. For my first dinner in Colombia I enjoyed a bowl of Ajiaco, a thick traditional soup with potatoes, chicken, avocado, dairy cream, herbs, and corn. After dinner, the owners of the hostel invited us along for a night out in Zona Rosa including lots of shots of aguardiente.

Destino Nomada Hostel

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