The Places We've Been


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Salento: Coffee, Wax Palms, and Tejo

Salento: Coffee, Wax Palms, and Tejo

The highlight of our time in Colombia was our visit to the quaint little town of Salento located in the Coffee Triangle. The town itself is rather small and sleepy, but also charming and we really enjoyed our time there. The area is beautiful and green with cloud forests and coffee farms dotting the landscape… Continue Reading

A Few Great Days in Guatapé

A Few Great Days in Guatapé

Located just 2 hours from Medellin, Guatapé is a beautiful, sleepy little town on the banks of a large reservoir created by the Colombian government in the 1960’s for a hydro-electric dam. On the weekends the town swells with visitors, I assume mostly from Medellin, and the lake front bustles with vendors selling booze, food,… Continue Reading

Getting Stuck in Cartagena, Colombia

Getting Stuck in Cartagena, Colombia

Since we left the States in July, the longest we have stayed in any one city has been 11 days. Until Cartagena, that is. We planned to stay in Cartagena for a week. One month later we finally decided it was time to leave this lovely city on the Colombian coast. Folks have asked us… Continue Reading

Machu Picchu: Saving the Best for Last

Machu Picchu: Saving the Best for Last

We were in Peru too long – a little over six weeks in total with two weeks of that spent in the Cusco/Sacred Valley area – and by the time we arrived in Cusco I was already looking ahead to Colombia. I thoroughly enjoyed our excursion to Ollantaytambo where we spent one day exploring the… Continue Reading