To the coast with company: Santa Isabel to Mancora

One of the reasons bike touring suits me is I am generally very comfortable with solitude. While I do enjoy social interactions, I also have no issues spending days at a time alone, with little in the way of conversation with other people. I do enjoy my time in cities, staying at hostels and meeting … Continue reading To the coast with company: Santa Isabel to Mancora

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)