Salento And The Coffee Farms

And here we go to the next Colombian stop. The town in Salento, located at the famous coffee region of Colombia. Unfortunately, there was a storm happening and the plane deviated 20 minutes before landing. We ended landing in Bogota!!! but after a couple hours waiting at the terminal, we were in the air again…

San Bernardo Islands And The Floating Hostel

We continue the  Colombian adventure with a trip to the San Bernardo Islands, located at the Gulf of Morrosquillo in the Caribbean sea. We walked from the Cartagena hotel to the marina area, where a fast boat takes you on a 3-hour ride to these islands. We passed several other amazing paradisiac islands. We finally…

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…

Eitan FOMO: Hoover Dam Edition

We planned for an early morning to beat the crowds at the Hoover Dam, but we made the costly mistake of stopping in a crowded restaurant on our way. Breakfast took 2 hours, so by the time we got close to the Dam, this was the traffic…. After a security check (after 9/11 they increased…

Free Tour: Porto Edition

After a good night at our hotel in Porto, we started our sightseeing day at a nice breakfast place the guidebook recommended. Then on to a free tour of Porto!! This was a major event in the lives of Elly and Dan. They have tended to avoid tours, preferring to walk and explore on their own….

African Hollywood

Back on the road again, with Sarah and Eitan providing scintillating company. We made a stop at the particularly photogenic Kasbah Taourirt. The el Glaoui clan controlled one of the major southern caravan routes to West Africa and were given extensive power by the French during colonial rule in exchange for keeping the southern tribes subdued….