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My first Uber experience in Manila, Philippines

November 5, 2015

I'm now in Manila, Philippines, and just like in most other big cities, taxi drivers here get a bad reputation. I actually try to avoid taxis in most cities unless I have no other option. Last time I was here was almost 3 years ago and have only used the taxi a couple of times and it was fine. But I've heard enough stories of taxi drivers refusing to use the meter or ...

Living in Medellin, Colombia

June 21, 2015

I switched from full time employment to remote freelance part-time work a few months ago so I could mix work and travel. The term commonly used to describe this kind of lifestyle nowadays is a "digital nomad."

I decided to make Medellin my first stop as I've heard good things about it as a digital nomad destination and I remember having a really great time in Colombia when I visited the country 3 years ...

A short trip to Jardin, Colombia

May 5, 2015

Jardin came up a few times during conversations with locals when asking them for recommendations of nearby towns to visit. Normally, you'll hear about Guatape, but once in a while Jardin will come up. It got me curious enough to check it out.

Jardin is located south of Medellin, about 3 to 3.5 hours by bus. Though I was told that if you drive you can get there in about 2 hours.

To ...

How to obtain a Civica metro card in Medellin, Colombia

April 13, 2015

Medellin has a very modern metro system, but one of the things you'll notice when you first use it is the long line at the ticket window. For some reason, the stations don't have ticket machines.

If you use the metro a lot, it's very much worth the effort to get a Civica card. It will save you a lot of time in the long run plus you get around 12.5 ...

A day trip to Guatape, Colombia

March 29, 2015

A 2-hour bus ride from Medellin is the small town of Guatape, a popular weekend destination for people living in Medellin. I decided to check it out last Sunday with a friend I met at a language exchange event.

Buses leave from Medellin every hour. We met up at the Poblado metro station and took it to the Caribe stop, which is connected to the Terminal del Norte where the buses to Guatape depart from ...