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Alona Tiunina

The Complete Guide To Jardin, Colombia

Jardin is a small town that is located around 3 hours drive from Medellin. Jardin is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Colombia. This is the place to experience the real Colombia. People here, same as a hundred years ago, follow their traditions, and their lifestyle hasn’t really changed from those times. Most of the people in Jardin are farmers that know how to work and how to relax. For those…

How To Get To Jardin Town From Medellin

Jardin is a small town that is located 3 hours drive from Medellin (if you are lucky, due to traffic and sometimes floods it usually takes between 4 and 5 hours). Jardin is one of those places you can experience a real Colombian vibe. Here, like a hundred years ago, people mainly live as farmers. They lead quiet and calm lives: working hard during the day and then relaxing at the center square at outside…

Bird watching in La Romera, Colombia

Over the past year, Cody has gotten really into birdwatching and bird photography so it only makes sense that when we are in the country with the most bird species he takes full advantage. In fact, just a few minutes outside of Medellin is a nature reserve mountain called La Romera which is great for birdwatching, and just hiking in general. So this review of bird watching in La Romera nature reserve in Colombia is…

Hotel Review: Villa Adiela, Jardín, Colombia

Jardin is a cute village (puebla) that is located 4 hours drive away from Medellin. It is one of the spots to visit if you want to experience a real Colombian vibe and enjoy magnificent Colombian nature. Jardin offers many things to do, and many places to stay. You can choose to stay in the center of the village and be close to all the restaurants and bars. Or you can choose to stay on…

How To Visit The Cave Of Splendor, Jardin, Colombia

The cave of Splendor (Cueva del Esplendor) is a unique place near Jardin that is a must do thing while you are visiting the puebla. The cave’s highlight is one of the best waterfalls I have ever seen, and I have visited many beautiful waterfalls in places like Bali and Sri Lanka. The cave of splendor is located up in the mountains above Jardin and there are a few ways to visit it while…

The Complete Guide To San Andres 

San Andres is an island that attracts tourists with amazing diving spots, white sand beaches, and clear blue water. There are many opinions about this Colombian island: some say that it’s a paradise, and others say that it is just an overpriced swamp. For those who want to determine if a trip to San Andres is worth your time I wrote the complete guide to San Andres with all the pluses, minuses, and…

Where To Get Breakfast In Poblado Medellin

One of the ways I judge a city I’m traveling in is by the quality of their breakfasts. I know many people are okay with a simple filter coffee at your hotel or airbnb but I love walking to a nice cafe in the morning, ordering a good quality espresso or pour-over, and enjoying a pastry or some eggs. As I have been living in Poblado, Medellin for a while now, I’ve…

The Complete Guide To Taganga, Colombia

Taganga is a small fishing village on the coast of Caribbean sea, to the east of Santa Marta, Colombia. Taganga is not as famous among international beach tourists as San Andreas or Cartagena, but people who are into diving know about this village very well. Here is the complete guide to Taganga village with many useful tips.  Is Taganga For Me? Before going to Taganga you might have doubts if this place is worth…

“Trust The Chef” Experience At Tapassio Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a city full of interesting things to do, but also one with great restaurants and bars. Among those good restaurants there are a few gems where you can have a unique experience. One of those gems is Tapassio restaurant that is located in Pest. Here is my review of Tapassio restaurant in Budapest and their “Trust the chef” experience. Tapassio is a tapas restaurant. The experience in Tapassio is similar to that in…

Review: Food Tour in Bogota, Colombia

There is a decent probability that during your travels in Colombia, Bogota will be your first destination and first introduction to Colombian culture. One part of such experience is food. To experience the traditional food of Colombia we booked a guided food tour “Discovering Colombian Regional Cuisine” on AirBnB and this is my honest review of this tour. Location One of the pluses of the “Discovering Colombian Regional Cuisine” tour is that it takes place…