Tag Archives: South America

Hotel Review: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

This is the second of three posts covering my November 2019 trip to Rio de Janeiro. You can read about the origin of this trip here, and my last post, covering my flights down on Delta, here. I’m not going to do a full report on what I did in… Read more »

Bogota Hotel Reviews: The Artisan D.C. and the Hilton Bogota

This is the eleventh in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. I stayed at two different hotels over my three nights in Bogota, the Artisan D.C. (a Marriott Autograph Collection property) and the Hilton Bogota.  Both stays were very positive,… Read more »

Mini-Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Cartagena to Bogota & Avianca Sala VIP Cartagena

This is the tenth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 9789  Cartagena to Bogota (CTG to BOG) A319, Business Class, Star Alliance Livery Sched. Dep. 2:32pm   Sched. Arr. 4:02pm Act. Dep. 2:27pm        Act. Arr. 3:51pm Yes, I… Read more »

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Cartagena

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This is the ninth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. As a Chase Hyatt Visa cardholder, I get a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt property each year. To be honest, it’s often difficult to use.  There just… Read more »

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Cartagena de Indias

This is the eighth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. After my disappointing Intercontinental Medellin stay, overall, I was generally pleased with my stay at the Intercontinental Cartagena, which was more in line with what I expect from Intercontinentals. … Read more »

A Day Trip to Baru and the Rosario Islands (with bonus racists)

This is the seventh in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Although Cartagena is on the Caribbean, if you want to get a real beach experience, you have to leave the city. For a lot of people, this entails taking… Read more »

Exploring Cartagena

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This is the sixth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Cartagena has become a very hot destination over the past few years, with easy access to the Caribbean Sea and some nice beaches, a colonial walled city, and a… Read more »

Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Medellin to Cartagena

Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Medellin to Cartagena Avianca Flt. 9510  Medellin to Cartagena (MDE-CTG) Airbus A320, Business Class Sch. Dep. 1:03PM             Sch. Arr. 2:10PM Act. Dep. 1:40PM             Act. Arr. 2:41PM This is the fifth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read… Read more »

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Medellin

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This is the fourth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. My first night in Medellin was at the Ibis, a very cheap, basic property. I’m not doing a full review since I was there only about 9 hours,… Read more »

Exploring Medellin, La Piedra, and Guatape

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This is the third in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. I originally was supposed to have 2.5 days in Medellin, but a schedule change on my flight to Cartagena effectively eliminated that half-day. I think that would have… Read more »