Tripstagram pt. 2: Colombia – Medellin to the border

My journey, on Instagram, part 2: Medellin to the border of Colombia & Ecuador. Find part 1 here. https://www.instagram.com/p/BaFsqtzn-Zl/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BaIYCSBH0ih/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BaNsR5GHDZt/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores   https://www.instagram.com/p/BaWcLAiHZFX/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BaXdoKwHv-b/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BahtrZAnr01/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Baj93iqHM4f/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BakB_jDnEhh/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BamyC-THVpM/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BasEU8MnCPV/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BauYxt2nQEz/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BazUeclnYjI/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BazXStrn1uD/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba41lPpnM9l/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores Part three is here.      

Tripstagram pt. 1: Colombia – Bogota to Medellin

I haven't written anything on this blog since I completed my trip. I have a few things I plan on writing about, but for now, I've simply decided to compile a few posts from my Instagram page of my trip. This covers the first three weeks of my trip in Colombia, from my arrival in … Continue reading Tripstagram pt. 1: Colombia – Bogota to Medellin

Back to the mountains: Chachapoyas to Cajamarca

What is it about the mountains that make me feel so at home? I didn't grow up in the mountains, though I did spend many winter days skiing as a kid. I spent a summer in Banff when I was 21, but I spent more time then getting drunk than scaling mountains. It wasn't until … Continue reading Back to the mountains: Chachapoyas to Cajamarca

Contrasts in Bogota

Bogota is an ugly city with mostly grey buildings and terrible traffic, but with incredible graffiti. In fact, I think it's downplaying the quality of the works to call them graffiti  because they truly are amazing. Bogotans have embraced street art in a big way, recognizing it's the best way to cheer up an otherwise architecturally uninspiring … Continue reading Contrasts in Bogota