Travel Blogs from Green Bay
... making decisions.
Panama City and Cartagena should be sweltering, near the 90s. But Manizales gets a lot of rain. Bogota is not like Wisconsin, but it gets cool at night. I'm not going to wear shorts when hiking Nevado del Ruiz, and I'm not going to wear my hiking boots on the beach.
I know it will all be good, and somehow, someway, I will manage to pack what I need.
But in the meantime, I will do it kicking and screaming.
... visit a hot spring (known in this area) and the Cathedral.
Monday, April 14:
If feeling up to it, take a tour and hike Nevado del Ruiz, a stratovolcano part of the Los Nevados National Park. I have not booked this yet but am told I can do it the day before. Drink "Mistela"- a sweet and refreshing beverage that locals drink, consisting of clear brandy, chamomile, and marjoram. I will do this after the hiking...
Being slightly adventurous on this trip and flying with Spirit Airlines. They have super low fares and how bad can a 2 hour flight be? We shall see!
April 16th - Depart O'Hare @7:00 AM via Spirit flight 843
Arrive Myrtle Beach, SC @10:01 AM
A short 1-1/2 hour drive south will get me to Charleston!
I will ...
In April, I will get to my sixth continent, South America. I went to Costa Rica in 2010, but technically that is considered Central America.
I decided that Colombia would be the place to visit in South America, along with 4 nights in Panama City, Panama. Why these places?
1) Both are affordable. Compared to recent trips I have taken, these ...
... gel, rarely saw any that just let it go natural.
-Such bright colors houses and buildings.
-A TON of venders and stores all over!
-A lot of grafedi.
-A lot of runned down buildings that are just left whereas in the US we would tear it down and build something new.
-You never see a house from the street! All the houses are being gated walls and the higher the wall the more money the family ...