Hike The Beautiful Ancient Carved Terraces Of Ciudad Perdida (“Lost City”)

Hiking among the carved terraces of Cuidad Perdida, or “The Lost City” is an awe-inspiring experience. Cuidad Perdida was founded in approximately 800 A.D. and predates Machu Pichu by over 600 years. The Lost City was not rediscovered until 1972 by treasure hunters who happened across a set of some 1200 steps leading up to the city.

The Lost City has 169 terraces carved in the mountainside and a series of tiled roads and round plazas which span about 3,600 feet. The city can be accessed by a climb up 1,200 stone steps to the city’s only entrance. A trek to and among the terraces Read the rest of this entry »

Pick Your Coast, Columbia Offers Pacific or The Caribbean

Colombia is one of the best-kept secrets in South America. Colombia is known for world-class coffee, music, and beaches. Withe current government reforms underway, foreign businesses are investing and tourism is again a central feature of the Colombian economy. And with destinations such as Arrecifes beach in Tayrona National Natural Park, the “Eje Cafetero” (or “coffee trail”), and the historic districts of cities such as beautiful Cartagena and the capital Bogota, Colombia is definitely a good vacation spot. ‘Eco-tourism’ is a very popular developing industry. In Colombia, Read the rest of this entry »

Become A Student Of Colonial Architecture In Cartagena

Cartagena or there official name Cartagena de Indias was founded in 1533 and was a vital port for all traders in the Caribbean area. Gold and silver usually left the port there on its way to Europe and pirates would loot the port to steal it, so the city built a wall around the city to protect it. This provided a unique experience to the port city. But what stands out in Cartagena is the Colonial Architecture that lines the streets of the city. The Palacio de la Inquisicon Read the rest of this entry »