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¡Hola from COLOMBIA!

Hello Everyone After spend some time living around Asia I deiced to Head back to Colombia for a second visit. I first came here back in April when I had sold everything to travel the world and live abroad  


 Why I made my way back to Colombia! Well for starters  I enjoy the culture, music, and most of all,
the diverse people, it was hard to pass on seeing what Colombia had to offer I just one month. So I can to come back for some more and I also wanted to get my Spanish better. Plus I had really miss me some hot latin woman, i was getting tired of the Asian lady’s LOL no offense I still have love for yall 

Since being back in Colombia I had to make a trip back to one of my favorite cities. Cartagena which is often known to as the crown jewel of the gorgeous Caribbean coastline here. It is
a well-preserved city that was founded in the 16th century. Filled
with colorful colonial buildings, the wall port city was also the main
point of entry throughout the country’s history. It was through
Cartagena that most African slaves were brought into the island on
ships. In the 1600s, some slaves ran off to a place about an hour’s
drive outside of Cartagena and settled in San Basilio de Palenque, a
town they fought for and made their own. Today, the residents of this 
village are still very much in touch with their ancestry and it is
evident in the cultural dances you’d see on the street, the language
they speak which has a bit of Spanish, Portuguese and influences from native West African languages with roots in mostly the Congo,
Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, and Senegal.   

Most of Cartagena is now a city that caters to many tourists, so Don’t get me wrong there still plenty of culture to see and there’s plenty to explore around the town and a decent variety of
restaurants to eat at. But if you visit Cartagena, you’d be amiss not
to head to Basilio de Palenque, a town which is historically the First
Free Town in the entire Americas. In other words, it is the first
place where black people lived free of slavery and that on its own
makes it worth the stop. About 10 years ago, in 2005 to be exact,
UNESCO named this village a Masterpiece of Oral & Intangible Heritage 
of Humanity.

For accommodation, if you want to be right in the middle of everything then I would search around the area of Old Town San Diego.  It’s easy to find a lot of hostels and guest houses there. Although I’m a fan of backpacking, I usually prefer to find home stays on Airbnb, as it allows me to get away from the tourist crowd and meet some locals. If you come here looking for nightlife, there’s no shortage of that. Most travelers head down to Clock Tower Gate so you can mingle with other tourists there in the plentiful bars, as well meet some hot Colombian ladies. You should be warned though, it’s also a hotspot for those looking for pay-for-play action. LOL. But there’s a good mix of the regular locals that just want to party. Regardless everyone is pretty cool, so you don’t have to worry or feel out of place whatever your style is.  

 

Even though Cartagena is one of my favorite cities. When it comes to picking a city to live in I do prefer to stay in  Medellin love waking up to the beautiful mountain views and the colorful high rise buildings. 

 One of the con’s about living in Medellin is It’s certainly becoming A number spot for  tourist hub with may expats which can be good and bad OH NO! LOL. Very much its the part of Medellin that
caters to the upper class and most of its bars and restaurants are
full of a mix of locals and tourists. Parque Lleras, also in that area
is popular with backpackers if you’re looking for that crowd. But don’t get me wrong it is a nice place to live with the most beautiful views of the city and mountains.   

Envigado  would be the second area, and this part is more of a suburb
area, although it is not so far away from El Poblado. Here, you
certainly get a bit more of the Colombian culture. I mean, it is the
place that birthed Medellin’s most dangerous man in history, the
infamous Pablo Escobar. With more locals than tourists, prices are a
bit lower on this side. There are also a lot more local restaurants to
choose from and the main spot for nightlife was Parque Envigado, a
pretty chill place to just kick it with some of the locals.

Now, if you’re looking for most Authentic Colombian experience, I
would head over to Laureles. In this area, prices are a lot lower and
the food options and nightlife are plentiful. Just head down the main
road, past the futbol stadium and large skate boarding park. Salsa
lovers will love this area; it’s been one of my favorite areas to live  

Since I arriving back in  Colombia I haven’t done much traveling around the country yet. When I was here in April Cali was one of my last stop. One of Colombia’s most cheerful cities for its sports and salsa capital. I don’t have much to say about Cali, because although I spent 3 days there, I didn’t get to explore it much. Why, you ask? Well, it wasn’t the easiest place to get to know on your own and the few places you’d like to sightsee or just tour could get a bit sketchy at night. But the energy in Cali is great and so are the people. I would defiantly like to give it another visit again, cause I do think the place deserve a bit more exploring. There’s defiantly a lot of culture to me find in Cali.  

Initially, I’m planing on  spend 3-6 months here in Colombia, for my second time around. But at the same time my plans could changed being a nomad its something that happens quite a bit. To be honest, I do enjoy living here in Colombia. But at the same time I do thing there’s some lack of activities to do and the social life well its OK. But don’t get me wrong Colombia is well worth the destination that everyone should make it a stop on there list. There’s something for everyone in all the cities here, it just depends on what you’re
looking for and maybe also on how good your Spanish is. The people are very cool and welcoming, so it’s quite a nice, affordable country to live in for a little while .

Well that’s it for now in the mean time to stay updated with me on my travels Follow me on IG- Vacayislife

Becoming a Nomad

Becoming a true nomad means gaining your independence and freedom. You explore and travel the world. You’re free to do what you want without exceptions. You gain new experiences, you discover new things and earn more knowledge. You make huge and great connections to the outside world and have lots of opportunities to do more. You gain new experiences and travel the whole world and different places. Experience things that you never experienced before. That is becoming a true nomad. Your mind and soul are opened to new things and challenged on different hardships and trials that you will experience along the way.

In order to become a nomad, here are some steps and tips for you. To become a nomad is in your mindset. You must first set your mind to be free. It’s not just simply freedom that you think. It is all about releasing all the chains and restrains that binds your soul to the ground. You must release your mind and not just imagine things. If you start to set your mindset like that, you will be free and you can start your nomadic lifestyle. It means that you cannot just turn on or off your urge to discover, your urge to travel, everything. It just flows within you, through your mind and veins. That is the main step in becoming a nomad. Being prepared and enjoy every moment will just follow. When your heart and mind is set, you are ready to go.

The nomadic way of lifestyle is advantageous more than anything else for people to wok remotely, excluding career, relationship, liabilities or assets. However, the more sustainable lifestyle considering it is quite difficult to maintain. Once people decided that their nomadic lifestyle become first option, they will come with forms to array life correspondingly.  Working remotely has great reward that accrued as time moves by. The advantages that are felt from nomad lifestyle are; it offers freedom for person to redefine oneself, acquiring new knowledge, awakens someone, builds a persons life, its fun to work remotely and developments of new connections.

But becoming a nomad is not that easy. You will encounter different hardships on the way. But think about the pros of becoming a nomad. As what I have said earlier, you can discover new places, gain more knowledge, be connected to the outside world and to the people, experience various things that you never had, and enjoy every moments in your life. Freedom and fulfillment, that’s it. But talking about the cons, it is also a big thing. First, you will give up something in your life to become a nomad. For instance, a person has to leave behind his or her families, career options to be able work remotely. the main disadvantages include ; being alone, constant ups and downs, lack of private space, loss of everything time and time. This makes birth, death and rebirth for working remotely. Regret is felt since one miss out some of life essential events of families and friends. You will exchange it and you will experience hardships and a lot of trials. You will also lose some people specially if you are a very sociable person before and have some close friends that you are hanging out. But despite of these things, you will still continue. Because you wanted to be a nomad, then you will accept everything and continue your path. Never lose the sight that is just ahead of you.

JUICY BURGER STAND

MR LA Lune has one of the best burger shop right outside Pontoon Night Club freshly made real ground beef, He has been making those great burgers for the past 10yrs or so if you ever in Cambodia grab you one of them they only cost 2 dollars I bought about 4 of them that night to enjoy with some of the local kids that was hang around, One of them was with his mother  I really like enjoying a meal with the locals sometime thats how you get to know that place and the people around it, Plus the food is so cheap and you get such a big portion for what you pay for you can almost always pick up the tab for everyone.

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Kingston Jamaica

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Had a really great week in Kingston Jamaica the last time I was in Jamaica was for New years of 2015 in Negril which was really amazing. For my second time around Jamaica I decide that i wanted to see the real side of Jamaica One of the best thing traveling around Jamaica being a black guy with dreads it makes me blend in with the locals more faster LOL.

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THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI

 HUAY KAEW WATERFALL

One of the beautiful waterfall in Chiang Mai i had a great time there the view was just amazing.  I had a bit of a journey in this waterfall forest I met this old man and his wife I think he was from Landon and his wife is Thai they gave me some free trekking around the forest usually you have to pay for trekking lesson unless you want to go your self and get lost. His wife was like a champ like she was made for this the way she was climbing up those rocks was really cool.

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