Paige's Return to Deutschland!

Hallo Berlin! This blog will be a place for friends and family to get very occasional snip-its on Biggs' life in Germany.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Colombia: The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay (official tourism slogan)

Colombia was the perfect honeymoon destination for team Biggs. Why Colombia? It's affordable, tropical, and just two cheap Jet Blue connections away. We pieced together a great combo of R+R and adventure. Cartagena was the first stop. One minute it feels like Pirates of the Carribean, the next - Miami beach. We definitely recommend being there for the month of November. It's Cartagena's independence AND the crowing weekend of Miss Colombia.
Paul got slapped with blue paint for looking at these girls on the float during our honeymoon. We were covered in paint, foam, and beer at the end of the evening on the 11th of November.
R and R consisted of 'honeymoon spa package', snorkeling, and beach time.

The Jungle

Who would want the comforts of home on her honeymoon? This detour from the tourist triangle (Cartagena, Medellin, and Bogota) turned out to be culturally enlightening. While hiking around national parks, the owner of our "hotel" - Mario - gave us the history on how his home of One Hundred Years of Solitude turned into a battle zone of coca plant growers and paramilitaries vs the forces of the war on drugs.

Medellin

The fashion and flower capital is exponentially better off without it's most famous resident - Pablo Escobar. This city is forward-thinking, hip, and undiscovered.
Did I mention we had an 18 "moment" meal? You might not be able to see us through the moment on the table.

Bogota by Bike

This is the bike tour to end all bike tours. In five hours we experienced the old town, the new town, the redlight district (maybe not experienced), a local coffee roaster, and a bunch of other crazy stuff.
I think it's pretty clear why Paul is the official photographer of PB^2.
Passion Fruit never looked so creepy.
Piccola Group is for travel planning hire.