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Around Medellin, the Land of Paisas

Medellin deserves that you take time to go across its streets and soak its cultural life but its surroundings don’t fall behind. All over Colombia, the residents of these lands, known as paisas, are famous for being the kindest and most attentive in the country. I honestly find that’s a fact everywhere in Colombia but it’s true that in the towns around Medellin, life goes on at a different pace. … Continue readingAround Medellin, the Land of Paisas

San Andres for Backpackers

San Andrés, an island located in the Colombian Caribbean that you can also visit with the all-inclusive bracelet. An island that is closer to Nicaragua than Colombia and keeps its Afro-English-Caribbean legacy to the rythm of mento and speaking Creole, a broken English without grammar rules. 5 days in the paradise for 180€, are you coming? … Continue readingSan Andres for Backpackers

Barranquilla’s Carnival, one of the biggest carnivals in the world

30 people, 22 nationalities, 1 house, 5 days. That was as its peak. Some days there were more than that, some less but the amusement and good conversations were always present. People coming from all over the world to celebrate one of the best carnivals in the world, the one in Barranquilla. Thanks to the generosity and openness of an excellent Couchsurfing Colombian family, the cultural exchange was lived in an intense way in calle 8 of municipio Puerto Colombia town. … Continue readingBarranquilla’s Carnival, one of the biggest carnivals in the world

The Trip I Made with Someone Named San Pedro

This is not a trip like any other, it’s in fact one of the most intense and deep I’ve made. It’s not a pilgrimage trip with a saint named Pedro nor is it religious. It’s something spiritual instead. An indoor trip and in between worlds with a sacred plant as a helper. Some years ago I’d have said, “nonsense I don’t believe in those kinds of things!”A sacred plant that’s adored by Incas that make you see things? … Continue readingThe Trip I Made with Someone Named San Pedro

Trujillo and Máncora, the North of Peru

We fall in love with Trujillo, with its colonial patios and its preinca past. The ruins of civilisations that are previous to Inca show us another face of history, that same one that’s often covered by that last empire. The grill windows of neat white colour remind me slightly of the southern part of Spain. The architecture of this city calms me down for it’s close and familiar. … Continue readingTrujillo and Máncora, the North of Peru

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

It often happens when I travel for a long period of time that I analise and try to understand how people make a living in the country I’m in. Selling chicha morada or pizza in the street, cleaning shoes are some of the jobs that make me think why there’s no such a freedom in Spain. There’s someone willing to cook and sell it in the street, why not? It might be healthier than in a lot of places where they charge you double for the same thing. It shouldn’t be so hard to sell your talent, whatever it is. … Continue readingWhat Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?