How similar are they anyway? If you already speak Spanish, Portuguese can seem like you’re searching for sounds your mouth (or nose) can’t quite make. Try the audio examples below if you don’t believe me… But first, some context to get us started. At its most basic level, Portuguese has two distinct varieties: European Portuguese…
El Valle del Cocora sits just outside the small town of Salento, Colombia. Coffee country surrounds this part of the country, with fertile land, sloping mountainsides and lush green vegetation as far the eye can see.
El Valle lies about 8 miles or 13km south of Bahía Solano, in Chocó, Colombia. It has been referred to as where the jungle meets the sea. You really get the sense of just how remote it is when you get off the small 12-seater plane and take a tuk-tuk 40 minutes along the jungle to arrive.
La Piedra is easily accessible by bus from Medellín and is one of the best day trips you can do in Colombia. There’s something like 740 steps to the tippy-top and it is 100% worth the climb. After taking your 79th photo, take a tuk-tuk or taxi to the nearby town of Guatapé and walk among the vibrant houses and tiendas.
Riding the metrocable system in Medellín is a perfect way to spend half a day exploring outside the city. Inspiring views for any photographer and a ride you won’t soon forget. At around USD 5.00, you’ll ascend over the surrounding mountains and discover a huge green space in Parque Arvi, perfect for escaping the city.
Cerro Nutibara is a hill that sits some 80 meters high and is located just west of the Medellín River in Medellín, Colombia. From the top, you’ll get almost 360-degree views of the surrounding Aburrá Valley. The hike up might have you breathing heavily, but the view from the top will definitely take your breath away.
The Mexico City metro is your best bet for traveling around the city. Its size can be intimidating, but don’t let that stop you. This guide offers simple advice for navigating like a pro, the do’s and don’ts of riding and explains how to avoid being swept up in the chaos.