Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

August 24-27, 2017 in Middlebury Vermont First and second-time filmmakers (in their category) may enter films to the festival. As the third annual festival, there were quite a few returning directors and plenty of new faces as well. The small town atmosphere created an intimacy that gave young filmmakers access to some of the more…

Extending a Colombian tourist visa

Months ago, before moving back to Colombia,  I had researched how to renew a tourist visa in Medellin. Several other travellers and friends had told me that after 90 days in the country without some sort of permanent residency card or work/student visa, you would have to leave the country in order to stay any…

El Mariposario and Parque Arví

Just beyond the city, but still within reach of the metro, there's a nature reserve where you can learn about the unique ecology of Colombia. Parque Arví and the Ecological Park inside are a great way to escape the rush of Medellín and to learn something new. Getting there Take the metro to Acevedo and…