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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 ...

Living in Barcelona, Spain

February 9, 2014

I knew a few months ahead of time that I’ll be ending my round-the-world trip in Barcelona, Spain. The main reasons being that airfare from Barcelona to New York is fairly low compared to other cities and I was told that weather here is still great through late October. Barcelona is also known to be a very lively city with lots of things going on every day and a good place to meet people ...

A hidden spot in Barcelona: ‘El Bunker’

November 18, 2013

During my second week in Barcelona, I went to a Couchsurfing event and was chatting with a girl who told me about this place called “bunkers”, an old Spanish civil war bunker on top of a hill built in the 30s. She’d been living here for a few months now and told me it’s the best view of Barcelona she’d seen, even better than the view from Parc Guell, probably the most ...

12 Days in Lisbon, Portugal

October 22, 2013

I almost skipped Portugal as I wanted to go straight to Spain because I was getting pretty tired of moving around. But while in Amsterdam, I met someone who was also traveling around Europe and told me Lisbon was one of his favorite cities. So I decided to might as well check it out and booked a last minute flight from Amsterdam to Lisbon.

I arrived late in the afternoon and as the plane was ...

3 Days in Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 30, 2013

The first things that come to mind to most people whenever they hear about Amsterdam are red light districts and “coffeshops” (yes, just one word) that sell marijuana. There’s more to Amsterdam than this, but these are definitely the main attractions.

Amsterdam is considered one of the most expensive cities in Europe so I decided to only spend 3 days here. While the Netherlands is a very small country, some might even consider the ...

12 Days in Berlin, Germany

September 27, 2013

Berlin was one of the cities I was looking forward to visiting as I’ve read about it being a digital nomad hub with a reasonably low cost of living for a western European capital.

When I arrived in Berlin, I actually felt a bit of disappointment as the area I was staying in didn’t look very nice (I found out later that it was actually considered a pretty dodgy area). I also thought ...