Medellin: Poblado, city center & Comuna 13

Now time to reach the last leg of our Colombian trip: Medellin. A quick 1h flight got us to Medellin very easily and without any trouble. Flights in Colombia are weirdly cheap, and a great way to get around quicker considering the size of the country. Once we arrived in Medellin, we decided to get…

Cartagena – San Felipe Fortress, Getsemani & free city tour

On our third day in Cartagena, we decided to check out one of the main tourist attractions of the city: the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. This fortress was built in the 1600s (it took nearly 100 years to finish it) to protect Cartagena from pirates and other invadors interested in taking over the most…

Cartagena – The Walled City & Playa Blanca

After 2 days on a remote hostel in the middle of nowhere, it was time to head back to mainland. A 2 hour speed boat ride brought us back to the port, from where we got a cab to our accommodation at El Laguito. This touristy area is filled with luxury resorts and rental apartments….

Cartagena: Casa en El Agua

After a further look at our itinerary, we decided to make some adjustments. We had initially planned to fly to Santa Marta and check out the jungle-like Tayrona National park for 3 nights. But after having being bitten by hundreds of mosquitoes in Holbox, we both agreed we couldn’t be bothered fighting them again in…

Bogotá

This post will be rather short as we didn’t find Bogotá too exciting. We visited Bogotá on 2 occasions. The first after flying from Cancun; this was a quick overnight stay close to the airport before we flew to San Andres. The second time was for a couple of nights after returning from San Andres….

San Andres

San Andres is so beautiful! After landing in Bogotá from Cancun in the afternoon, and getting the world’s cheapest Mani/Pedi ($12AUD for both), we made our way to San Andres early the following morning. San Andres is a small Colombian island located in the Caribbean, close to Nicaragua. It used to be a British colony…

Cancun & Isla Mujeres

Last leg of our time in Mexico: Cancun! We easily reached cancun by getting the ferry from Isla Holbox to Chiquila, and then another ADO bus to Cancun. I must say we have been very impressed with Mexican buses. They were on time, very comfortable, and cheap. Some even had wifi. They really made our…

Isla Holbox

We left Holbox with mixed feelings. Let me explain why. We got a bus from Tulum center all the way to Chiquila about, 3.5hrs away. In Chiquila, you need to take a 30min ferry that drops you off at the Isla Holbox port. Easy. Holbox is a small island located on the north-eastern side of…

Chichen Itza & Akumal

As part of our time in Tulum, we decided to make our way to Chichen Itza, one of the most iconic Mayan cities in Mexico. Located about 2h40 from Tulum, midway between Tulum and Mérida, the site can easily be reached with ADO or any other bus company. We left Tulum at 9am that day,…

Tulum

After 4 nights, we unfortunately reached the time to say goodbye to our little slice of heaven in Bacalar. We had booked an ADO bus from Bacalar, which got us to the center of Tulum in 2h40. Very easy. Our accommodation was located in the center of Tulum, unfortunately quite far from the beach as…