Colombia

Garbage Museum

The moment you arrive in Bogota you will smile as it’s a city with tremendous energy and vibe. I was escorted around Bogota and its surroundings in 2016 by Nadja Grote who runs the company AlternativeColumbia.com.

Picking coffee beans

Bogota is absolutely choked by traffic which can challenge any visitor’s patience. Before visiting, its best to decompress and just enjoy, paying no attention to the world’s worst city-wide traffic jam.

I started off my time in Columbia with a bike tour through the central city. Weaving through the city’s streets was both energizing and incredibly informative. We visited many different parts of the city, new and old, learning its history along the way. The following two days I visited a coffee plantation, located about 2 hour outside of Bogota (strongly recommended). I helped some migrant farm workers pick carrots, cut bacon at a carniceria and hauled potatoes at the city market.

One of Bogota’s coolest hidden treasures was the Garbage Museum. Overall, a wonderful place and I am eager to return to see Medellin and the mountain coast.

Serbia

                                                          Outside of Bujanovac, Serbia, 2015 Kutrubes Travel planned an exquisitely complicated tour for me through "eastern" Europe, helping me to make the most of seeing the highlights of these countries in the most...

Azerbaijan

Country Information: It is in the epicenter of the Asian trade routes. The Caspian Sea dominates the landscape and has a significant impact on the country's temperate climate Sleek city streets with opportunities for shopping Yet this country fought a brutal conflict...

Solomon Islands

Jim's Perspectives: Traveling here truly was going back in time. What does that mean? When I offered my dive partner a piece of chewing gum, he asked what it was! Clearly, this place doesn’t get many tourists, 600 per year, and those who come are there to see the...