Quebrada La Vieja is a gem of a hiking trail hidden right on Calle 72 in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. You really wouldn’t know it was there unless someone told you that it was there. I worked on Calle 72 for a year back in 2014/2015 and never even suspected that there was anything of the sort nearby! ¡Imáginate!
Exactly one year ago today I took a plane to Colombia where I worked for a year as an English Language Assistant at the Universidad de Sucre in Sincelejo. Where has that time gone?!?!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the “There’s nothing to do in Trinidad” rhetoric after a long stint abroad. The truth is there’s quite a lot of things you can do but all the “fun” things require money and/or a vehicle.
Bahia is the fourth largest state in Brazil, with a population almost equal to that of Burkina Faso (15,000,000+).
Last night I met up with one of Lils’ university friends and she took me to an industrial town called Camaçari where I got to meet the kids she works with at a private high school.
I’m a low expectations kinda girl, so when I booked my ticket to Salvador, Bahia back in March I had no real expectations of the city. I didn’t even know much about it, just a bit about the afro-Brazilian population that calls the city home.
Yesterday I flew into the city after a whirlwind week of non-stop travel around Colombia’s Caribbean coast and as soon as I got to Salvador all the tiredness disappeared.
Overall, I have to be honest and say I don’t quite like Sincelejo but I also have to be honest with myself and say that I am going to miss the life I’ve had here over the last few months. Truly. Continue reading “There’s Something About Sincelejo”
When we think about travel we usually think about luxurious five star hotels with infinity pools and balconies overlooking the sea. Honestly this has never been my idea of traveling. All I’ve ever wanted was to jump on a plane and experience walking out of an airport into a whole new world of unknowns.
After two years in Colombia, my idea of travel may very well never include the fancy, money gobbling route most people prefer and that is fine with me. Here’s some tips on budget traveling if, like me, you want to see the world but you don’t have the bank account to back it up.
So I haven’t been keeping you guys in the loop at all. So much is going on as my ICETEX placement comes to an end here in Colombia. What am I going to do next?
I’m back with my Barranquilla recap just like I promised!
Did someone say Carnival?