I’m going to be doing something highly unusual for me in the past 7 years, take a month-long break from writing new blog posts.
Instead, I am going to turn my focus to co-writing a travel guide to Lima, Peru, with my friend Colin Post of Expat Chronicles.
By devoting more attention to this project in the coming month, we both hope to publish the guide well before the end of the year.
Between 2011-2012, I spent about 7 months total in Peru, and 6 of those months were spent living in Lima. I feel like I got to know the city well. I can’t imagine having spent any less time there, and could easily have stayed longer.
Combined with Colin’s knowledge from living in Peru for a much longer period of time, I think we’re both in a terrific position to publish a high quality travel guide.
What Lies Ahead in October
Once the Lima guide is on track to be published, I want to kick off a few new series ideas for Medellin Living. I think both of the ones I have in mind will provide a mix of entertainment and practical value.
Until then, here are my favorite posts from 2013 so far:
- New Year’s Eve, Paisa Style
- Los Alumbrados (Christmas Lights)
- Salsa Dancing at Son Havana
- Patio del Tango: Medellin’s Legendary Tango Bar
- Kukaramakara Club: Rock Out to Live Music at Rio Sur
- Palmahia Discoteca: Willie Colon in Concert
Restaurants and Food
- In Situ
- Sushi Train
- Delaire Sky Lounge
- La Provincia
- Uchuva Lounge
- How to Cook Ajiaco Soup
- The Sunday “Frijolada”
- Hato Viejo
- La Doctora
Feria de las Flores
- Silleteros: The Men and Women Behind Medellin’s Flower Parade
- Chivas Parade
- 27th Annual Horse Parade
- Desfile de Silleteros
- Crashing Colombiamoda
- Tarrao Underwear: 15 Minutse of Fun with Colombia’s Top Models
- Sexy Colombian Women
- Medellin Zoo
- Parque Arvi
- Mountain Biking and ATV Rides
- Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
- Playing Tejo: The Colombian Sport of Throwing Rocks at Gunpowder
- River View Park: A Traveling Amusement Park
Living in Colombia