Tag: colombia

Exploring Medellin Through The World Urban Forum

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Exploring Medellin Through The World Urban Forum

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 […]

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Mobility Innovation: Outdoor Escalator In Medellin

March 2, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Mobility Innovation: Outdoor Escalator In Medellin

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 […]

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Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

November 25, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More
Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

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. […]

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Bike Costa Rica, Panama, then sail to Colombia

July 8, 2013 | By | 12 Replies More
Bike Costa Rica, Panama, then sail to Colombia

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 […]

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Street entrepreneurs in Colombia

May 16, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Street entrepreneurs in Colombia

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.

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Ciudad Perdida: Trek Skill Level

January 14, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
Ciudad Perdida: Trek Skill Level

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 […]

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