#day309 – paragliding

A really special first time today. Paragliding. Paragliding over Medellín, one of Columbia’s best cities with a special mountain scenery. The perfect place to do it, even more because it’s surprisingly cheap here in Columbia in general. Now or never, you know. And it was the last adventure activity on my bucket list. I’m honestly […]

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#day307 – bumping into a drug baron

As I already mentioned it, it’s all about drugs in Medellin. Not that long time ago in the 80’s it was the world’s drug capital and Pablo Escobar, born and raised in Medellin was the world’s drug baron. Hence it was as well one of the most dangerous places on earth. Nowadays hard to imagine, […]

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#306 – riding escalators through a slum

Medellín is of course more than rich and famous Poblado neighbourhood in the south of the city. There’s a neighbourhood called Comuna 13 just west of the city center, which is pretty poor. Since it was once the poorest part of the city with a high criminal rate, the government started a project to improve […]

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#day292 – Amazon wildlife expedition

After we arrived by boat in the jungle it was time to explore the Amazon by feet today. A real little jungle expedition so to say. There’re animals, which you can’t spot from the river because they’re too small or they prefer the dry hinterland. Snakes and spiders for example. I wasn’t wondering when we […]

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#day291 – lodging in the Amazon

I’m deep in the jungle now. After we arrived in the jungle town Lago Agrio, we had another three hours ride by car and boat to get to our lodge. The lodge called Pink Dolphin Lodge is directly at the river located and really deep in the forest, just a handful of lodges around and […]

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#day290 – getting ready for the Amazon

Three times in Brazil and I’ve never made it to the Amazon. Then Bolivia and Peru and I couldn’t go again. I mean I could had, but the gateway to the Amazon is far away from everything in both countries. It’s not only expensive to get there, it takes you ages as well. Ecuador is […]

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#day289 – whitewater rafting

Alright, another adventurous day in Baños is coming to an end. Trying waterrafting is a long wished and long planned thing on my list. To make it even more special, it should be the last adventure I’m going to have in Baños. The perfect ending of an outdoor activity stay so to say. I actually […]

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#day287 – ziplining extreme

I’m actually not a person, who enjoys  extreme sports. I don’t need the thrill, I get my fun nevertheless. When travelling in Southamerica it’s all about outdoor adventures though. I was able to ignore them up to here, but now it’s time. You can’t visit Baños without having outdoor fun. Well, alright, I give one […]

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#day275 – swimming with giant turtles

I’m still stoked. Definitely one of my Southamerican highlights so far. Swimming with giants turtles. My favorite animal when I was a child. Nowadays I’m too old to have a favorite animal. That’s what I thought, but now I’m not that sure anymore. Those turtles were gorgeous. The tour started not really good though. We […]

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