So what did we spend in Colombia during our 6 ½ weeks? Budgeting and keeping track of everything you spend can be extremely tedious but it's nothing we aren't familiar with. In preparation for this trip we spent months and months heavily budgeting and analyzing our expenses so we were already in the routine when we started traveling.
So where did our money go?
As we entered the city of Medellin, all you could see was a city of red. This was the traditional way of building houses with red brick and grey cement and it can be seen for miles and miles in every direction we looked.
We arrived in Medellin and took a taxi followed by a bus to get to the small town of San Jeronimo. We had booked 4 nights at an amazing hostel called Hostel La Finca which is located way up in the Colombian country side surrounded by lush green rolling hills and all kinds of Finca's. A Finca is another term that Colombians use for a farm or acreage.
Cartagena is a beautiful city with tons of history and charming colonial buildings all around the city square. It was the perfect spot to spend a few days before we headed off to enjoy a couple of days on a floating hostel on the water (that literally is it's own island). This was definitely an experience to check off our bucketlist!
So we’ve been hiding out in Santa Marta relaxing and working on our businesses for the past 20 days. We wanted to have some time to decompress from the go-go-go lifestyle of North America before we started moving around at a solid pace throughout South America. So here’s how we spent our time...
After arriving at the small fishing village of Taganga we settled in at La Masia, our hostel for the next 7 days. It had a nice pool to relax at when the beaches got crowded. It also had a few lounge areas and a bar for evening drinks. It had a nice quiet atmosphere and wasn’t very busy at all through out our whole stay which was perfect for us to just relax after the long days travelling to South America.
So our trip down to Colombia was anything but relaxing. As a lot of you know, I was fighting a nasty cold before I left Kelowna so it made the trip down to Colombia a heck of a lot harder. We left bright and early on Valentines Day for the first of 4 flights that day. It took a total of 25 hours to get down to Santa Marta, Colombia.
So we've officially booked our tickets and boy are we excited! We leave February 14th (Happy Valentine's Day!) to Santa Marta, Colombia. We booked a one-way ticket and are planning on just going with the flow and seeing where we end up. We may be home in 3 months- 6 months - 1 year... stay tuned to hear all about our adventures!