Medellín vs Bucaramanga: a Comprehensive Comparison of two Cities of Eternal Spring

Medellín vs Bucaramanga, which is the better city to live in? We comprehensively compare these two cities of eternal spring in Colombia.

First Impressions of Bucaramanga

Visiting Bucaramanga was an afterthought. I’ve wanted to visit the pueblo of San Gil, “adventure capital of Colombia,” since 2009, but it wasn’t until recently that Bucaramanga edged its way into my subconscience as well. A few years ago, Medellin was receiving mentions as an up-and-coming retirement destination. As recently as this past February, Bucaramanga […]

Exploring Colombia: 5 New Places I Want to Visit in 2013

Now that I’ve committed to Colombia for the first three months of 2013, I’ve been thinking about the new places I want to visit most next year. Believe it or not, there’s still a ton of places I have yet to explore in Colombia. I blame Medellin for being such a great place to live. […]

A Very Colombian Birthday

Writer’s note: This is Part 1 of a two-part story. BUCARAMANGA — You didn’t think that dinner at Puerto Inka was going to be it, did you? If you did, you haven’t learned much about me this past year. What kind of travel writer would I be if, on an occasion such as my birthday, […]

Bucaramanga: Discovering the Food, Nightlife and Culture of Eastern Colombia

Writer’s note: This is part one of a two-part story. BUCARAMANGA — The plane landed on a plateau overlooking the city, a beautiful view common in Colombia but still breathtaking every time. I have wanted to go to Santander for some time now. I had read about Bucaramanga and Barichara, and a couple of nice […]