Carmen: A Fun, Friendly Town in Colombia

Walk down Carrera 30 in El Carmen de Viboral, toward Parque Principal, and look to your right after you pass Calle 32. Look for a tiny bar, about the size of a walk-in closet. If it’s open, you’ll get the chance to meet one of the town’s friendliest residents. They call him Flaco. The skinny […]

Visiting a Finca in San Jeronimo

One of my roommates made Colombian coffee on a recent Saturday afternoon, to help us wake up after a long night. As we talked, I saw someone out of the corner of my eye standing in the doorway. It was my friend Juanes. “I stopped by to invite you to a finca,” he said. “We […]

Visiting a Finca in Copacabana

This is part 2 of a 2-part series.  You can read the first part here. In the morning, I awoke to birds chirping, people stirring about on the ground floor of the finca, and the gorgeous mountain and valley views I can’t get enough of. I walked downstairs, and greeted Rodrigo, his parents, and others. […]

Visiting a Finca in Copacabana

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. My friend Rodrigo invited me to his family’s finca in Copacabana soon after I had arrived back in Medellin this past February. I was focused on the relaunch of Travel Blog Success the first month or so, but I finally decided to relax one weekend, and escape […]

Girardota: A World Away

Girardota is a picturesque pueblo about an hour north of Medellin, Colombia.

El Peñon de Guatape (Monolith)

El Peñon de Guatape (monolith) – Colombia from DvD World Colombia. El Peñon de Guatape (Spanish for “The Guatape Rock”) wrongly called El Peñol Stone (Spanish La Piedra de El Peñol, is a monolithic formation located at the town and municipality of Guatape 1 km inside the city limits (86 km northeast of Medellin) in […]

Saturday Trip to Guatapé

Guatapé is a small lakeside pueblo in Colombia, a few hours east of Medellin.