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…

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,…

Albuquerque

Our last day in New Mexico was a quick one, partly because we did not have a lot of time until we needed to go to the airport, but mostly because there is nothing to do there anyway. Although it is the largest city in the state, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination…

Stockholm Part 2: The Vasa and Beyond

And we are off with the second day in Stockholm waking up early to take one of the ferries to the museum island (Durjgarden). We decided to only take a One-Way ticket and walk back. The ride takes about 15 minutes of pure pleasure while we navigated the channels on this beautiful day. Our first…

Guimaraes

We headed to Guimaraes, a short drive away. It is regarded as the birth place of Portugal and this extensive history is reflected in the variety of national monuments and historic buildings found within the city. Largo Hill is to the north of the city and this area contains the most important historical monuments of Guimarães….

The Tower Of Belem

While we were separated from Elly and Dan for the day, we decided we needed to explore Belem, on of the “Freguesias” (civil parish) of Lisbon. Originally we wanted to take the historical tram to get there, but the insane quantity of tourists and the long wait between trams forced us to take the normal bus to…