• Colombia,  South America,  Travel

    Cocora Valley

    Cocora Valley is one of the places one must see when visiting Colombia. Set amid the misty green hills, Palma de Cera (Wax Palm) is breathtaking to behold. This Colombia national tree can grow up to 60 metres tall, and it's the largest in the world.

  • Colombia,  Food / Drinks,  South America,  Travel

    Salento

    Founded in 1842, Salento is a small town located 24km east of Armenia. It's a well-known tourist destination for its beautiful nature, the striking colour of its colonial building, famous for its coffee production and trout farming. The town located at an altitude of 1,895 meters above sea level, and during our stay of four days three nights, the daily lowest temperature was about 15°C and highest around 25°C.

  • Colombia,  South America,  Travel

    Santiago de Cali

    Cali is the largest city in southwestern Colombia, nearly the size of Medellin. The daily lowest temperature is about 22°C and highest around 32°C, it's hot and humid, just like Malaysia. However, it isn't safe as in Malaysia as some of the neighbourhood is dangerous. Avoid travelling to Aguablanca district on the east and Siloe on the west, and as for the safe zone, Granada, San Antonio and El Penon are alright. However, it doesn't mean that crime doesn't happen there. It's the same as everywhere else in the world, even in the safest country, there's always a bad seed. But as long as you stick to 'Dar Papaya' rule…

  • Colombia,  Food / Drinks,  South America,  Travel

    Eating and Drinking in Acacias

    Acacias is about 130km away from Bogota with the daily average temperature ranging from 22°C to 32°C. It's another perfect place to get away from the cold weather in Bogota, as well as eating Mamona, the typical flavour of the Meta. Besides Mike and I, his works colleague, Phil also joined us in this four days three nights trip.

  • Colombia,  South America,  Travel

    Comuna 13 Tour Medellín

    Comuna 13 was once known for drug cartels, gang violence and police often raid this area. No tourist dare to set foot in this place. However, now that this place is safe, with the story, graffitis and street art performances, it's enough to attract people from all around the world to come visiting this place.

  • Colombia,  Food / Drinks,  South America,  Travel

    Eating and Drinking in Medellín

    Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia after Bogota. With the population of 2.5million; 8 million in Bogota. This city often referred to as the City of Eternal Spring due to the temperature close to Springs weather, with daily temperatures ranging from a minimum of about 16°C to a maximum of 28°C. The flight time to Medellin from Bogota only take less than an hour.

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    Guatemala City

    After staying here in this beautiful Lake Atitlan for a week and got used to the beautiful landscape, it was hard to say goodbye. But we must move on in our life, and there would be a new place and a new journey in future that would probably be as exciting as this one. Yesterday we bought the bus ticket at Nexway Travel that’s including a boat ride for the cost of $23 per person. They told us to get to the boat by 8 am, and to be at Magic Travel by 9 am for the bus ride. When we got to the boat at 7:50 am, we didn’t…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    San Pedro & Santa Cruz

    The boat from San Marcos to San Pedro only took nine minutes with the cost of 10 GTQ per person, and this time it didn’t stop anywhere else. When we got to Hostal Mi Cabana at 11:20 am, the room that we booked yesterday was ready for us. Trev had already got himself settled and waiting for us. Hostal Mi Cabana The lady who also took care of the Jewellery and Art Gallery took us to our room. We chose to pay for the accommodation in Quetzal instead of dollars, and for a night stay without breakfast, it cost 200 GTQ for the two of us. When I first saw…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro

    Hiking without a guide or walking between villages is generally not recommended for safety reasons, except between the route from San Marcos to San Pedro. Taking a boat is much safer, and the cost for one way should not cost more than GTQ 25 to any of the towns around the lake. But for people like us who craves for an adventure, taking a boat doesn’t seem appeal to us. Yesterday’s walk failed because we have a program and had set a time limit. It was different this time as we didn’t care about the time. However, we did plan to have a swim at Las Cristalinas on the way…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    San Marcos La Laguna

    San Marcos is one of the places where you can have your picture taken up close with the landscape of Atitlán’s three volcanoes, San Pedro, Atitlan and the double-coned summit of Tolimán. I couldn’t wait to get over there, so early morning at about 10 am we checked out from the hotel but not before saying goodbye to Cookie, the guard dog in Hotel Victoria. It was easy to get the boat as there’s no queue to it. The ride cost 25 GTQ per person, and we stopped at Santa Cruz and other places around the lake before reaching San Marcos after 25 minutes journey. As soon as we disembarked…

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