Cartagena de Indias

After the bachelor party, I took a flight to the city of Cartagena. A major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region I went to the hotel where Sarah was already waiting, as she arrived the day before with Erin and Jen.  We were happy to see…

Medellin – The Escobar Story

If you heard of Pablo Escobar, if you watched the Netflix show “Nacros”, or if you want to learn about the bloody chapter in Colombia’s history, this will be a post you might enjoy reading. This is a very controversial topic, and many people are against this type of tourism in Colombia (for a good…

Medellin – The Other Side

The city of Medellín, located in north-central Colombia, has an inspirational story. Only two decades removed from the height of its notoriously violent past with Pablo Escobar and the cartels, it is now considered to be one of the safest big cities in Latin America, with character, nightlife and public art that any urban area…

Guatape – The Most Colourful Town In Colombia

We visited the beautiful country of Colombia (not Columbia, the place in the U.S.) back in October but never got to write about it in the blog! So this is our first post. Eitan went to a bachelor party in Colombia with his friends and Sarah was able to join him after to travel around…

The Mayans – Palenque Chapter

On the last day of our Chiapas adventure, we visited the Mayan ruins of Palenque.  Our hotel was a short car ride to the entrance of the ruins. Our driver, Abel, dropped us off and waited on the parking lot until we were done. A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period,…

The Mayans – Tonina Chapter

There are dozens of Mayan archaeological sites in Chiapas, some are still undiscovered and some have just been recently opened to the public (and tourists do not visit them much). One of these hidden gems is the Mayan city of Tonina, about 13 Km east of the town of Ocosingo. The site includes several temple-pyramids…

The Waterfalls: Misol Ha & Agua Azul

Close to the Lacandon jungle and the Usumacinta River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, dozens of waterfalls are part of the landscape. The drive from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque takes about 5 hours of very windy roads through the jungle. Every single person, we talked to recommended that we do not drive…