South America Travel

Cartels, Cocaine and Car Bombs: A Pablo Escobar Tour Through Medellin

Cartels, Cocaine and Car Bombs: A Pablo Escobar Tour Through Medellin

Once a city synonymous with a heady concoction of drug cartels, murderous rampages,  and all-out chaos, Medellin, Colombia – former “murder capital of the world”- has been busy shining its public relation shoes, slashing its crime rates, and churning out tourism gems such as “Come to Medellin, the only risk is not wanting to leave”.(…)

Big, Bad Bogotá: A Gritty Account of the South American Capital

Big, Bad Bogotá: A Gritty Account of the South American Capital

Altitude, pollution, poverty, noise, and toxic smells: Bogotá, located some 2600 meters high, rolls out over the Sabana de Bogotá like an extraordinary ugly carpet. Its physical impact is as inescapable as it is overwhelming; the smog so dense you feel as though you’re personally running on petrol and the police posted on every corner(…)

Great Travel Photos with Simple Cameras: Ecuador

Great Travel Photos with Simple Cameras: Ecuador

My number 1 tip for aspiring travel photographers: You do not need expensive or complex equipment to take great travel photographs! In fact, sometimes bulky and complex gear may even prevent you from capturing a fleeting moment. The only things you do need are: Good luck/light/the right weather/an interesting subject The ability to visualize (or(…)