City hopping in Ecuador: El Angel to Quito

It's been a while since I'd spent much time in a city. Since leaving Manizales sometime in mid October, I'd passed through many small towns but my city experiences were limited to a day in Ibague, lunch in Ipiales and a night in Tulcan. I've actually enjoyed my time in cities - even the ugly, … Continue reading City hopping in Ecuador: El Angel to Quito

Medellin and the Pan-American (to Manizales)

I’m sitting in bed at the amazing Hostel Kaleidoscopo in Manizales, relaxing after exploring part of the city on foot today. Manizales isn’t on the classic backpacker circuit of Colombia, which is all the better after spending too many nights in Medellin. I spent 4.5 days in Medellin, Colombia’s second biggest and most modern city. … Continue reading Medellin and the Pan-American (to Manizales)