Minca, Colombia: Taking a day trip to Minca to explore waterfalls

Minca is a small, quiet town in Northern Colombia, and an easy day trip from Santa Marta.  There is a ton to do in Minca, including coffee and cacao farms, waterfalls, and plenty of restaurants and cafes overlooking a stream. We headed to the bus stop to catch the local van that heads down to Minca each morning.  For $14,000 pesos total (about $2USD each), we took a 45 minute ride over to Minca. The van drops you off right next to the eager locals just waiting to take you on a motorcycle adventure.  You can walk to the…

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Three Days in Santa Marta, Colombia: The Gateway to Adventure

Day One: Day Trip to Taganga Taganga, Colombia is only about a 20 minute taxi ride from Santa Marta.  It’s a tiny fishing village with two beaches and lots of shopping. When we got there, we wandered the main street, exploring the area.  It looked like during the high season it would be a happening place. There were discos with speakers blasting music, stalls for street vendors, and tons of boats.  However, it was a bit dead when we were there. Scattered about were groups of locals, and it looked like it would be a good weekend scene for…

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Trying Colombian Tejo: Why Your Vacation Should Include Playing This Explosive Sport

When we decided on Colombia as a destination, one of the first things that we did was watch Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” for Colombia.  After that, we immediately knew that we wanted to try a round of tejo (a much more exciting and fun version of cornhole because instead of tossing bean bags towards boards with holes in them, you throw these heavy disks at a box full of clay and gunpowder).   The sights, the sounds, the smells-- explosive! We knew that tejo was definitely a game for our adventurous souls. Our first step upon arriving in Bogota was…

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10 Best Street Foods To Try in Bogota, Colombia

Colombian Street Food 1. Colombian Hot Chocolate and Cheese:  A mug full of rich hot chocolate served with a salty cube of white cheese.  “Chocolate Completo” adds bread as well to make it a complete breakfast. And, as weird as this sounds, you should dunk the cheese in your hot chocolate.  The idea is that you wait until the cheese is melty and gooey and then you scoop it out of your mug. The mixture is a salty and sweet combination that is unlike anything else.  A must try!           2. Obleas are a sweet…

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