Swimming in the Blue Waters of a Border Town – Capurgana, Colombia

The trip to Capurgana was not for beginner travelers. You’ll be taking all forms of transportation this trip: bus, boat, and walking. Lots and lots of walking. My journey started in Medellin, Colombia. From Bello, I took a taxi (8,000 COP) to the North Bus Station. From there, I bought a bus ticket to theContinue reading “Swimming in the Blue Waters of a Border Town – Capurgana, Colombia”

Costeño Beach Travel Guide

You’re going to arrive in Santa Marta and leave the airport to one of the aggressive taxi drivers. Santa Marta is a busy city stuck a few years back. I was bothered by catcalling, but not so much as to not make my way along the Colombian Coast. From Santa Marta’s center (El Mercado), you’reContinue reading “Costeño Beach Travel Guide”

A Day in Oaxaca de Juarez, México

I open my eyes to hugs and laughs. I open Telegram and reply to everyone who had a busy night in Asia while I was sound asleep. I’m brought coffee in bed. I brush my teeth, wash my face, comb my hair. I grab my book or my journal and make my way to theContinue reading “A Day in Oaxaca de Juarez, México”

Why I decided against going across every Central American land border before 2022

In short: the answer is COVID. COVID regulations, an expensive trip that was going to be shorter than it would be worth it, and a very strict border. As an American, I realize that a “strict” border is a normal border to everyone else. I’m not blind to that, and that’s why I am alwaysContinue reading “Why I decided against going across every Central American land border before 2022”