I recently just got back from Colombia and I’m disappointed. So I’m not going to go through the trouble of recapping every single day like normal and I’ll tell you why I left disappointed. It’s two or three reasons honestly.
1. l’m bored with the history.
Once you’ve been to several Spanish conquered counties, it all starts to blend together at some point.They’re different in many ways, yes. I can appreciate those differences but when learning about the countries you basically understand the colonizers wrecked shop and tried to fix things that were not broken. It might be pissing me off at this point.
I think it’s important for me to bounce around the globe so I don’t get bored of hearing a lot of the same stories. Not to say these stories are not great or worth listening to but I just found myself checked out which is why I’m excited to go to Thailand in June.
2. It reminded me of America too much.
Medellin reminded me of Seattle and Toronto. Cartegena reminded me of Miami Beach so I wasn’t amazed daily by the uniqueness of Colombia. The illegal homes under the cable cars were majestic and the apartments seemingly floating in the air was beautiful but it wasn’t enough.
3. The trip felt rushed.
Once Carla arrived,I felt that the trip bounced and bounced. I didn’t have that moment where I could connect to the areas that I was visiting. Usually, I have a take away from each trip that enlightened my life but I didn’t come away with much of anything except a migraine.
I’m quite grumpy about this because it’s the sole reason why I travel. I want to learn lessons about life and myself. While I won’t be giving day by day recaps I will be reviewing the two tours that I went on, providing my usual pictures, and a restaurant review this week.
Overall, there were some bright spots of the visit like the food, the ease of getting around while knowing minimal spanish and it was very inexpensive.
*Maybe my lesson is spread yourself across the globe so you don’t waste money being repetitive.