Seven counties, eleven weeks, 17,610.0 miles (28,331.04 km or .71 times around the earth), $2,080.07. Of course I could have spent less (a lot less) than I did but it was important for me to balance cost, comfort, experience (“obligatory South American border crossing by bus”) and especially time efficiency. And I must add…
I heard from many people that I need to do the backpacker thing and do at least one long bus ride/border crossing in South America. It’s a rite of passage and I think it would be nice to be able to know that I could do it and do it solo.
Something draws me to Medellin – is it the mountains or the allure of a place that no longer wants to be defined by it’s past and now only looks forward?
So I finally make it to Cartagena in search of the great parties I have heard so much about but what I find is so much more and am reminded why I love to travel so much.