Best Things To Do in Medellin, Colombia

Best Things To Do in Medellin, Colombia

If you have read my post about Markets in Medellin (linked below), you know that this city stole my heart. I wanted to share with you some of the best things to do in Medellin, Colombia. This list includes craft beer in Medellin, day trips from Medellin, and markets in Medellin. https://www.picnicwednesday.com/markets-in-medellin/ Along with eating and drinking, Medellin is a beautiful city full of exciting attractions. I have used a ranking system outlined below: Best Things To Do in Medellin,…

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Markets in Medellin

Markets in Medellin

Medellin, Colombia is a beautiful city with plenty of charm. You will see quite a few expats and foreigners. Most of them congregate in El Poblado and rarely leave. We decided to venture outside of the American comfort bubble and check out some of the markets. This is a comparison of the markets in Medellin. We stayed in a neighborhood called Belen. Belen is a beautiful, tree lined neighborhood with mainly locals and older people. It was quiet at night…

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Your Guide on Where to Eat in Cartagena, Colombia

Your Guide on Where to Eat in Cartagena, Colombia

We ate some DELICIOUS food during our time in Cartagena! This includes, but is not limited to, street food, seafood, ceviche, fresh fruit, arepas, and much more. Here is our guide on where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia. We’ve included restaurants for all different price points. Cheap Eats Restaurante Pavia This restaurant, located in Getsemani, is a gem. The lunch prices are unbeatable! For about 10,000 pesos ($3 USD) you get an entrée which comes with a vegetable soup, rice, plantains,…

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Best Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia

Best Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia

We had 12 days in Cartagena to explore all its attractions. During our time in the city, we jam packed our days with adventures and a lot of wandering around. We’ve made a brief (not all inclusive) list of the best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia. We used asterisks to rate our favorites: *** = “can’t miss” ** = “try to fit it in” * = “if you have time” 1. Boat trip to Rosario Islands, Cholon, and Playa…

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Cartagena, Colombia- Our Initial Thoughts

Cartagena, Colombia- Our Initial Thoughts

Before coming here to Cartagena, I had some ideas in my head of what it would be like based upon reading blogs, watching youtube videos, etc. My first thought when getting off the airplane: “Damn it’s humid.” Cartagena is not only HOT (upper 80s each day), but also is humid. The air is sticky, and I’ve definitely done my fair share of sweating since I’ve gotten here. After exploring the streets of the Old City, I instantly felt the chaos…

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How We Saved Over $30,000 for Travel

How We Saved Over $30,000 for Travel

So you want to know how to save money to travel? Saving money while living in a big city and working full time is hard. My boyfriend, Tom, and I lived in Boston, MA, one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. We both worked long hours and lived in a one bedroom apartment that cost over $2,000 a month plus an additional $75 for parking. We both had cars and student loan payments. Still, we managed to save…

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Cheers to the New Year—Our Plans for 2018

Cheers to the New Year—Our Plans for 2018

Ahh a new year. A new year means a fresh start. Time to set resolutions and make some changes. For Tom and myself, 2018 is going to look a little different than the prior few years. Firstly, WE QUIT OUR JOBS. We each took a scary leap of faith and decided to leave our jobs in accounting and consulting. We both had great jobs by typical standards. We loved our co-workers, made great money, and truly learned a lot. But…

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The Best Three City Day Trips from Boston

The Best Three City Day Trips from Boston

As part of a new post series, we’ve decided to make a list of the best three city day trips from Boston, MA. Since Boston is in such a prime New England location, there are plenty of good day trip options. The day trips we’ve compiled all involve seeing three cities in one day with less than four hours of roundtrip drive time. They are perfect for the busy traveler and definitely get you the most travel “bang for your buck”….

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Self Guided Paris Craft Beer Tour

Self Guided Paris Craft Beer Tour

Self-Guided Paris Craft Beer Tour with Bonus Pere Lachaise Cemetery Visit While we were in Paris this summer, we wanted to check out their emerging craft beer scene. We loved the wine culture but were missing a cold beer after long days exploring the city. While we were exploring the Pere Lachaise cemetery in the 11th arrondissment on one of our last nights of the trip, we stumbled upon some really neat places that are definitely worth a visit. Hence,…

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Visting Wine Gardens Vienna, Austria

Visting Wine Gardens Vienna, Austria

Our Experience Visiting Wine Gardens in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria is one of the most classically beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. Due to the reign of the Habsburg Empire and a wealthy monarchy, the whole city feels like a gallery of artwork. The wine gardens in Vienna are no exception to the beauty of this city. One of the things that we enjoyed the most from our time in Vienna was the “Heuriger” or wine garden scene. Due to some…

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