QuickPeek: Cyclovia. Gorgeous Day. Test Riding.
Today was Sunday! Bogota has a really large scale organized road closure to allow for cycling. It’s called the Cyclovia and it’s supposedly 120 km long! I was here in bogota a few weeks back on a Sunday, but without… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bus ride. Bike Lanes. Back in Bogota!
Medellin to Bogota, scheduled for 8 hrs, real time 12 hrs. Gosh another long bus ride, but this time I was riding it with my bike and managed to get all the needed bits of warm clothing to avoid hypothermia… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bus ride. Lenin House. Tattoo! City rides.
After the two week whirlwind tour of North of Colombia, I finally got to where I started, At Lenin house in Medellin. We planned to take a noon time bus from Yarumal and had a leisurely morning walking about for… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Hitch Hiking. Bus Ride. Mountains!!
So we got a decent night’s sleep after struggling for a while in the heat. In the morning, the caretakers of the farm offered us some coffee and we packed up and headed out at 8 am. The idea was… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bus rides. Great Host. Back in the game!
So the last day in Cartagena turned out to be another scorcher. The Centro Historico is a cute enough place, but it had been pretty hard to explore in the heat and thanks to the cloud cover yesterday, we managed… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bus rides. Bus stations. Boring.
Really, from what I’ve seen, the average backpacker, spends most of the time at a bus station, walking around looking for hostels, in the bus, in hostels and when they get out, it’s a tourist spot. I’ve been doing it… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bus Rides. Quaint Villages. Hiking.
After getting to Villa de Levya, we crashed into bed and got up pretty well rested. The plan was to find our way to Barichara, which on the map looked pretty close, but the bus ride would turn out to… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Multiple Bus Rides. Long travel. Tourism.
So I start the next few days being a backpacker. What with my bike in Medellin and me planning a couple of weeks to hang about, I suppose it will be a different way to see a place. We started… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Flea Market. Walking. Graffiti.
Bogota – colorful, charming, quirky, friendly. A pleasant surprise of a capital city. I expected the place to be a bit more hectic than Medellin was and probably more gubernatorial and ruthless, but was nice to come to a place… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Plans. Logistics. Changes.
Last couple of days in Medellin had me planning and sorting out some logistics. The good stuff first. I met a nice chap, Vladimir, who’s a friend of another Chilean traveller I met and we took a bike ride around… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Air Travel. Expensive Taxi. Lenin House! South America!!!
It was a nice flight, clean and spacious and pretty empty. The flight started earlier and got to Medellin 20 mins earlier, I was happy because I’d have extra time to put my bike back together and ride to my… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: R&R. Tourism. Logistics.
Panama City! It feels like the most modern city on all of Central America, it’s got grand skyscrapers, a skyline, lots of filth, shit loads of traffic, roads where one cannot walk, a shiny new metro, Metro buses, a historical… Continue Reading →