As expat residents of Colombia, we are constantly in awe of this spectacular country. We never tire of the breathtaking natural beauty, charming small towns, and kind, generous people.
Here are all the blog links for our Colombia travel, to date. We’ve only scratched the surface of everything Colombia has to offer!
Colombia’s Pueblos Patrimonios
The Colombian government has designated 17 colonial cities as Pueblos Patrimonios (Heritage Towns) in honor of their historical significance, beautifully preserved architecture, and unique cultural heritage. We’re on a mission to visit them all!
Here are the 17 Pueblos Patrimonios (including blog links to the ones we’ve visited so far):
Aguadas, Barichara, Ciénaga, Jardín, Guadalajara de Buga, Jericó, Monguí, Honda, Playa de Belén, Salamina, San Juan Girón, Villa de Guaduas, Santa Cruz de Lorica, Santa Cruz de Mompox, Villa de Leyva, Socorro, Santa Fe de Antioquia
Beautiful Medellín, Colombia’s third-largest city, was our home for two years after moving from Panamá in 2018 (we now live in El Retiro, a small town about 45 minutes out of the city). Medellín is also a world-class tourist destination with outstanding museums, plenty of exciting outdoor activities, and fascinating neighborhoods to explore.
Medellín: A Miracle City
Impressions from our first visit to Medellin in 2016.
Soaring Above Medellin
Paragliding! Everyone should try it at least once, and Medellín is known for it.
Electric Stairs and Public Art
Impressions of our first visit to Medellín’s iconic Comuna 13 neighborhood.
The Feria de las Flores
Medellín’s largest and most famous festival has downsized and changed its format since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. We were lucky enough to experience it in its full glory in 2019.
Rediscovering Comuna 13
In late 2019 we posted this update after revisiting one of Medellín’s most famous barrios – known for its street art and community revitalization.
A Barrio Transformation in Medellin
We were deeply affected by our tour of a Medellín neighborhood that has made a startling transformation from trash dump to safe and vibrant community. This turned out to be one of our most popular posts, ever.
A Day Hike Near Medellín
You don’t have to go far outside the city to get a dose of nature. This hike was just what the doctor ordered after months of Covid lockdown.
Touring Medellín’s Barrio La Sierra
Another outstanding visit to a neighborhood that has overcome much and is now building a hopeful future.
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