Manila Food Market: a New Gastronomic Market in Medellín

Sonya takes us to Manila Food Market, a new and intimate gastronomic market located in the Manila barrio of El Poblado.

Arcadia Hostel: A Multicultural Experience with a Greek Theme

Ryan tells us about Arcadia Hostel, owned by a Greek expat, who blends elements of his country with the local culture to give travelers a unique experience.

Tiger Paw Hostel, New And Improving

An introduction to the Tiger Paw Hostel, located a few blocks from Parque Lleras. Now under new management, many improvements are underway.

Salento, La Serrana and the Last Leg of the Coffee Region

Ryan finally makes it to Salento and the Valle de Cocorá in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region.

Pereira, Kolibrí Hostel and the Second Corner of the Coffee Triangle

Ryan visits Pereira, where he stays at Kolibrí Hostel, and takes a day trip to the beautiful hot springs and waterfall in Santa Rosa de Cabal.

Alejandría and the Golden Elephant

Ryan discovers the pueblo of Alejandría and the Golden Elephant Hostel, where outdoor activities are encouraged.

The Wandering Paisa: Comfort and Entertainment in One Place

The Wandering Paisa is a hostel located in Laureles, a block east of Carrera 70. It’s known for its weekly karaoke nights and language exchanges.

The Hostel Life Hits Colombia

The Hostel Life is a new web-based show, and their pilot episode was shot along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The first video is dedicated to Carnaval in Colombia — skip ahead a few minutes to get past the overall introduction to the series. The second video is in Santa Marta, followed by the third […]

Reggae Birthday Party at Casa Kiwi Hostel

I caught a cab from the death metal show near Universidad de Antioquia to my old haunt, Casa Kiwi Hostel, in Poblado. Paul, the owner, was throwing a party with a live reggae band and DJ’s to celebrate his birthday the following day. Clint met up with me there, and we enjoyed a few beers […]