My take on solo travel

Why travel solo? People often think it's a last resort for pathetic people with no friends. The opposite can also be true. Your own company can be quite pleasant! Many people go traveling alone by choice. Because we love it. Much as I love going on trips with good friends, I also love traveling all …

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Medellín again

Friday 8th February 2013 (continued) Police hassle... We spent a few hours going to three different police posts in a taxi until the third one was able to make up a report of my stolen phone. Only the chef to sign it wasn't there and was supposed to come within an hour. The lady who …

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Colourful Guatapé and its funky rock

Population: 4,229 inhabitants Altitude: 1,925 meters / 6,316 feet Temperature when I was there: about 15º Celsius / 59º Fahrenheit with showers Wednesday 6th February 2013 Bleak weather in colourful Guatapé The 2 hour bus ride from Medellín to Guatapé was without incident. We were dropped off at the lakeside of this colourful village. We …

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Medellín – overwhelming Latin American city

Population: 3 million inhabitants Altitude: 1,494 meters / 4,902 feet Temperature when I was there: in daytime 25º Celsius / 77º Fahrenheit, colder and rainy in the afternoon and evening Monday 4th February 2013 (continued) Beautiful but nauseating bus ride After the 30 minute bus ride to Pereira we could immediately get on the 5 …

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Back in Bogotá to join Fedra

Population: 7.4 million Altitude: 2,625 meters / 8,612 feet Temperature when I was there: in daytime about 20-25º Celsius / 68-77º Fahrenheit, at night 5ºC / 41ºF Thursday 24th January 2013 (continued) Bus trip The bus ride went fine but when I thought we were finally in Bogotá (north terminal) it took another hour and …

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Bogotá, nicer than expected huge city

Population: 7.4 million Altitude: 2,625 meters / 8,612 feet Temperature when I was there: in daytime about 20-25º Celsius / 68-77º Fahrenheit, at night 5ºC / 41ºF Tuesday 15th January 2013 (continued) Flashpacker First of all: I am soooo happy with my new 'backpack with wheels'! I should have gotten one ages ago. It saves …

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Preparing…. anticipating…

Preparing.... anticipating... And testing my travel blog. 29th September 2009 - malaria pill Took my first Lariam malaria pill, yuckk... they are so heavy. But a Coca-Cola helped settle my upset stomach... cola is the remedy to so many ailments, from nausea to throat ache! On previous holidays Lariam gave me no nasty side effects …

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