Category Archive: Colombia

Salento, Colombia

“Quiero ir a Alemania,” (“I want to go to Germany”) I announced.  Understandably, the ticket agent at the Bogotá bus terminal gave me a strange look.  Having no doubt dealt with many confused… Continue reading

Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Firecrackers exploded outside my hotel room window at 5am each morning.  Fifteen minutes later bells in the nearby church tower would ring so loudly that ripples formed on the water in the bottle… Continue reading

Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia

Most Americans still associate Colombia with drug cartels and kidnappings.  But times have changed.  Pablo Escobar and the Rodríguez Orejuela brothers are long gone.  Tourism is on the rise.  More often than not,… Continue reading