Tony returned from South America on 21st December. You can read the final blog post of his trip here.
My last few days in Colombia were spent travelling on buses from one large city to another, stopping a night in a hostel and continuing the journey. After leaving my wonderful American friends Katie and Nathan in Manizales, I headed first to Cali and then on to Popayan. I met a German guy and a girl from Switzerland. We went out for dinner and worked our way through the dense crowds and heavy traffic in Popayan’s small,
Y travelling is great.
Travelling is great because it changes people’s minds and perceptions. Many people think negatively about sharing a room with one or more strangers. They worry about how many of their items may get stolen, instead of thinking positively and wondering how many friends they might make or what new cultures they might discover.
Meeting new people and learning about different cultures and languages is exciting, not frightening.
I am now in the small delightful town of Guatape near Medellin in central Colombia. I travelled here from Cartagena. It’s much cooler as I am again in the Andes. I am heading to Manazales today. I am making my way to Ecuador and hope to be in Quito for 17 December.