August 2 - 7 On our last day in Bogotá we toured the Gold Museum and spent a little time buying souvenirs. Our flight left around 3 so we left town around 12 on a bus headed back up toward the airport. It definitely took a while, but we left Colombia with love for the … Continue reading Time for a vacation!
As promised.... The Trip to the Waterfall: A series of unfortunate events. August 1 We woke up a little later than Ethan was planning but he figured it was ok. There were mini buses heading in the direction we wanted to go all day... or so we thought. We had grabbed food for breakfast the … Continue reading Tres días en Bogotá (pt 2)
July 30 - Aug 2 Our first full day in Colombia's capital city was spent making our way up to Monserrate, which is a church on a hill overlooking the city, wandering through the Sunday market and cheering on the local fútbol team. We made the short trek from our AirBnB to the starting point … Continue reading Tres días en Bogotá (pt 1)
July 28 We wandered around Cartagena and got lunch after we checked out of our hotel. We got in a bit of an argument over the activities for the day that ended in a few tears but apologies were made and all is well. I think it's getting to that point in the trip where … Continue reading Cartagena > Bogotá
July 26 - 28 After 15 hours of misery on the bus, we got into the terminal and got on a local bus to town. We quickly realized we got on the wrong bus. Not that it was going the wrong way, but it was literally going 15 mph the whole way, stopping to see if … Continue reading Cartagena. So hot right now. Cartagena.
July 24 - 25 On the 24th we got going early to head out of town to Guatapé. It's a small town on a big lake that was created by the daming of a river. It's a favorite spot for locals to escape the hustle of the city. We were going mainly to climb to … Continue reading Guatapé and Comuna 13
Warning: long post ahead because the copy/paste function on this app sux. July 22 We got a great nights sleep at our cute hotel and got up at 8 for breakfast. We didn't have to check out until 1, so we headed out for a walking tour of the city. Our first stop was this … Continue reading Calí & Medellín on foot…
July 20 - 21 Thursday morning we packed up and left our luxurious and very "USA" room at the Marriott. *sigh* Frustratingly, it was a perfectly clear day. Ethan was so mad we did the cable car the day before because he knew you could see the Cotopaxi volcano really well without the clouds. Arghhh! … Continue reading Quito to Calí
As we prepare to depart the lovely country of Ecuador I wanted to share some thoughts and reflections on our time here. First of all, on every trip we take, whether it's to Traverse City to visit our BFFs or to the many places in which our family live or halfway around the earth to … Continue reading Thoughts on Ecuador + other things
July 18 We woke up kinda early and packed up to head to the bus station. Our plan was to take the bus to the Cotopaxi volcano which is about 30 minutes up the road toward Quito. We wanted to get a hostel there and then go to Quito the next day. The weather wasn't … Continue reading Treat yo self 2017: Quito Edition