FOTO FRIDAY: Cisneros Property Lines

These simple wood fences are the only thing that separate one property from another in the fincas (farms) high above Cisneros, Antioquia. View all the travel photos from my Colombian finca experience in Cisneros, Antioquia. View past Foto Friday Travel Photos Related Post FOTO FRIDAY: Shots for Tots February Update: Building off Setbacks If I had … Continued

6 Ways I Deal with Loneliness as a Solo Traveler

Everybody always asks me… “Don’t you get lonely traveling by yourself?” My response is always… of course! Every day isn’t filled with wild rainforest excursions, epic pool parties or historic polo championships. Building a network takes time. The work and travel balance is usually around 80% excitement/happiness and 20% anxiety/loneliness. I get nervous that I … Continued

T2T Cribs: My Apartment in Medellin, Colombia

Take a tour with me through my apartment in the neighborhood of Envigado in Medellin, Colombia. Related Post FOTO FRIDAY: Shots for Tots February Update: Building off Setbacks If I had a Castle… FOTO FRIDAY: The Colombian Countryside Talking Your Way into the Best Views GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World … Continued

T2T Cribs: My Apartment in Medellin

Here’s a quick tour of my apartment in the Envigado neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia. I live with a Colombian woman named Elsie, her two boys David (20) and Camillo (20) and as of last week, a Canadian girl named Rachel (who’s doing the filming). As you notice in the video, I can’t stop laughing because … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Plaza Cisneros in Central Medellin

Plaza de Cisneros (or Plaza Cisneros) is a concrete plaza in central Medellin complete with bamboo forests, water fountains and 300 massive posts that light up at night. Plaza Cisneros was named in honor of the famous Cuban engineer Francisco Javier Cisneros and was completed in 1924. I snapped this photo from the far end of the … Continued

Free Hand Jobs at the Medellin Futbol Match

Futbol in Argentina is intense, no doubt about it. I’ve experienced the pre-game antics and popular insanity at the Stadiums of Velez, River, Racing and Boca (pre-game only) in Buenos Aires. They were wild, sketchy and intimidating, but nothing in Argentina prepared me for the madness that is Colombian futbol (soccer) in Medellin. There are … Continued

March Update: Work Hard, Play Hard in Medellin

March Recap: The big news for the month of March was that I moved into a new apartment in Envigado with a Colombian Family. It’s just a few blocks away from my last place but it’s a world of difference. I speak Spanish everyday and my bed can fit 5 comfortably (my last bed barely … Continued

Photo Essay: A Colombian Finca

One of the greatest aspects of living in Colombia (Medellin, Colombia in particular) is the breathtaking countryside and traditional pueblos that lay just beyond the city’s reach. On any given day, you can jump on a bus and trade the hustle and bustle of downtown Medellin for the tranquility of rural landscapes and traditional villages, … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Shots for Tots

Stay away from the fruity shit kids, it’ll give you a headache. Check out more photos of Guatape, Colombia Related Post February Update: Building off Setbacks FOTO FRIDAY: The Colombian Countryside GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a passion for slow, meaningful travel. I have been traveling the world … Continued

If I had a Castle…

If I had a castle it would be just like the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (Castle of San Felipe from Barajas) in Cartagena, Colombia. With an abundance of breathtaking views, on-guard cannons and underground tunnels, I would have a blast living here. Judging by all that open-air rooftop space, I bet it would … Continued

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