Technically the 2nd leg of around the world trip, I was seriously debating whether I should move to Colombia or Brazil. Being such a massive country and already living in both Chile and Argentina, I decided to head north to Colombia. Debating a very long time whether I should move to Bogota or Medellin, I finally decided that I would head to Medellin.
I was living in Santaigo, Chile for roughly 3 months and had an incredible condo overlooking the city of Santiago and the mountains. There was a list of “must do’s” on my bucket list and there are two things I was not able to do:
The Largest Pool In the World:
Located in the San Alfonso Mar Resort roughly 2 hours outside of Santiago. Its just a pool right? But its a REALLY REALLY COOL POOL!
I have been fascinated by this place ever since I found out about it. The history behind the island and the overall culture as well.
I haven’t planned out the exact time that I will be living in Medellin but it will most likely be about 3-5 months.
Colombia – Known for their beautiful women and their unique culture, Colombia is a Latin American country inspired by Europe. I plan on perfecting my salsa moves and get to know a culture that I have always been fascinated with.
Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands– The Galapagos Islands are one of the most fascinating ecosystems in the world where you can watch and interact one on one with exotic wildlife. Quito and the bustling city of Guayaquil are also places to visit.
Easter Island & The World’s Largest Pool– Even though its going to be twice as expensive now, I still don’t think that I can miss Easter Island.
Peru– I would be a real, lack of a better word, a** hole if I came to South America and didn’t see Machu Pichu. Also want to get to Lima as well as Cusco. Initially I was planning on living in Peru but I think that Colombia is more efficient and much more fun.
Bolivia– Salar de Uyuni is incredible, but there are other Bolivia attractions that are extremely popular including biking the death road and the city of La Paz. Click here for some great pictures or google “walking on water in Bolivia”.
Brazil– I attended Carnival (Carnaval) 2011 in Salvador, Brazil but I also intend to come back to Brazil to see everything it has to offer; Sao Paolo, Rio De Janeiro, and the Amazon are all on my list.
Venezuela & The Angel Falls– This is one of the trips that I am detesting. I was born in Venezuela and the last few times that I went back to see family IT WAS CHAOS. Flights were delayed by over 3 hours and the crime has sky rocketed. Its very dangerous to travel to Venezuela but I couldn’t leave South America without seeing the Angel Falls.
Suriname, Guyana, & French Guyana– Majority of people completely miss out on these countries but I want to say that I have been to EVERY country in South America.
Itineraries Around the World:
We’re going to be in Colombia too in April! *wave*
That swimming pool looks… amazing… I wonder if you have to be guests if you just want to come and gawk at it.
. Technically the 2nd leg of around the world trip, I was seriously debating whether I should move to Colombia or Brazil.
Sounds like a solid plan. We’ll be heading through that way sometime in July. Thanks for linking to your own post about Bolivia attractions. I’m totally psyched to get there now. I’ve had Lake Titicaca on my list for a while, but wasn’t aware of much else.
If your going to be through Colombia let me know we can definitely get together in Medellin!
Colombia will be so awesome, if you go to Cali to salsa dance I have a great hostel for you – almost all private rooms.
Ayngelina.. send it my way please! 🙂
Dude where you going to be around Aug time? I’ll be pissed if your out of SA by then and don’t get to party with ya. I’m still debating about Venezuela myself but I think I’m going to still try and go. Won’t take my big camera and only my little one and no laptop. So worse thing that happens is i lose a little money, nerves and my record of never being robed… but it’ll make a good blog post later (if i live to tell the story)! lol
Can’t wait to see the post on Brazil man!!
posts**** on Brazil. lol. When you go to Venezuela let me know I will hook you up with my cousins. I haven’t planned out the trip just yet but prob will be out by Aug 5th, I have a flight on hold right now for Aug 5th to Kenya