Panama has had problems with several of their ATM machines throughout the country. When you try to make a withdrawal the machines will deduct the money from your account, but it won’t dispense the cash. An error message will appear instructing you to contact your financial institution. The has happened to me numerous times during […]
The 7th World Urban Forum (WUF7) organized by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) was hosted in Medellin, Colombia on April 5 – 11, 2014. The World Urban Forum is a conference about cities to examine problems with rapid urbanization, communities, economies, climate change, and policies. This event has been going on every two years […]
Prior to living in Medellin I read the news about innovation happening in the city with improving mobility and learned that one of the poorest neighborhoods got an outdoor escalator. It’s actually free to use. The climb is about 1,260 feet or 28 stories high. The escalator cuts the walking time down from 35 to […]
After cycling through Costa Rica and Panama, what’s next? I moved to Medellin, Colombia! I didn’t end up sailing like I had planned because I got sick. Plans change. I was okay with not seeing the San Blas Islands on this trip. I took the easy and expensive way by flying over the Darien Gap. […]
Hola amigos! I’ve been on the road for almost three months now without using guidebooks or advance planning. I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants asking other travelers about their experiences and volunteer projects, then figuring out where to go next. It’s worked out quite smoothly so far. Everyday has been a new […]
During Carnival de Barranquilla, there were many Colombian street entrepreneurs. Check out the guy on the left who offers a cell phone service “llamadas” to those who don’t have a phone. The pizza man has a homemade pizza oven rigged on a bike made with old parts.
Are you looking for a sense of an Indiana Jones style adventure? Well then… get ready to bust out your brim hat and whip to embark on an adventure to see beautiful ruins in the jungles of Colombia. Trekking to The Lost City, most known as Ciudad Perdida or Teyuna by it’s local name, is […]