Exploring Small-Town Colombia: Salento

Exploring Small-Town Colombia: Salento

  We walked through Salento’s busy town square, stopping to talk with every Colombian in cowboy boots. We were determined to find a good deal for a day of horseback riding. Eventually, we made a deal with two teenagers who promised us a full day of horseback...
Stairway to Heaven: La Piedra del Peñol

Stairway to Heaven: La Piedra del Peñol

Heaven on Earth Colombia’s Piedra del Peñol “The Best View in the World” Just outside of Medellín lies the legendary Piedra del Peñol, a massive granite rock with rewarding views of the surrounding lakes. With an entrance fee of 18,000 pesos, you can...
Guatapé: Colombia’s Most Colorful Town

Guatapé: Colombia’s Most Colorful Town

Guatapé Colombia’s Most Colorful Town Only 90 minutes by bus from the bustling city of Medellín, Guatapé is the perfect getaway for backpackers and Colombian natives alike. Take a walk down the colorful streets and admire the town’s brightly painted houses...
The Unspoken Rules of Staying in a Hostel

The Unspoken Rules of Staying in a Hostel

The Unspoken Rules of Staying in a Hostel As told by experienced backpackers Staying in hostels is by far the most popular choice of accommodation for backpackers. Not only is it usually the cheapest option, but you can also meet fellow travelers to explore the city...