It’s been a quiet month for travel as we are renting an apartment in Medellin, Colombia for two months. Simon has been completing a marathon work session and we’ve been busy planning for 2011, so we haven’t had much of a chance to get out and about. We have taken a few day trips to the pretty nearby pueblos of Guatapé and Santa Fe de Antioquia, and we’ve explored Botero’s sculptures and paintings in the city centre. I also spent last week focusing on my Spanish again with a week of conversation classes.
We have also had the opportunity to meet up with a number of other bloggers who are living in Medellin or have been passing through. Since we’ve been here we’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mike from Go See Write, Jason from Locationless Living, Mike aka Go Big Mike, Gareth of Tourist 2 Townie (who we first met in Salta), Lisa of LL World Tour and Benny from Fluent in 3 Months who kindly hosted us when we first arrived in the city. There are even more bloggers on their way – Medellin is the place to be it seems (well, after Chiang Mai where all the other bloggers are).
In other exciting news we bought an iPod Touch and Kindle (a review is coming soon) so we are going paperless, which should make our backpacks a lot lighter.
We only have two more weeks left in Medellin and then we are heading off to explore Colombia. Any tips?
Never Ending Voyage Around the Web
Following the interest in our packing list we have added a Gear & Products Page with information about the items that we most recommend.
This is where we’ve been featured in the last month:
We were interviewed three times this month! They all had very different questions. The friendly couple at Ha Nui Loa said some lovely things about us on their blog and asked us some thought- provoking questions in an interview.
Our newly updated packing list has been getting a lot of interest. The Vino Vagabonds thought it was the best packing guideline for long term travel that they found, and a Polish blog linked to it and sent us lots of traffic (we can only assume they said good things!).
Take Your Big Trip recommended our packing list and our post on How to Travel Long Term with Only Carry On Luggage in their round up of best RTW trip planning articles.
Dado Que recommended our Spanish music post, and the Spanish Help Now site was also inspired by it and has posted a fill in the gaps lyrics exercise for a Maná/Santana song. It’s a great way to practice.
Digital Nomad Update
You can follow Simon’s marathon work session on his Line In Facebook Page. The inital Christmas rush of work is almost over but new work is still coming in to Line In Web Design so things will be busy until we leave Medellin. We then need to attempt to balance travel and work a bit better.
Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas? See our guide to the 50 Best Gifts for Travelers. They are ideal for travel lovers who want to pack light and include something for every budget.