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…

How to travel by bus in Colombia

Even with airfare so low, taking the bus is still the most economical option for inter-city travel in most cases. It does have the downside of a long time spent en camino, though several Colombians tell me this is the upside to traveling by bus- more time to see the beautiful countryside. I'd still rather…

Olé Olé! My first fútbol game

Junior Barranquilla GOOAALLL!!! Finally, after almost 8 months in Colombia, I made it to a soccer game (or should I say fútbol?) I tagged along with my neighbor Jaime who is part of the Cartagena cheering section for the team in Barranquilla called Junior. Their colors are red and white stripes:  Jaime and I take…