Perú to Nicaragua: 5 Countries in 12 Days

Day 1:  Lima, Perú to Bogotá, Colombia

We left our comfy hotel in Barranco and attempted to take the metro to the airport.  However, rush hour proved too much of an obstacle for our backpacks on the crowded trams so we hailed a cab.  We had barely enough Peruvian soles to make it.  Kurt was anxious about the restrictions of flying because we had traveled solely overland during the previous nine months.  We were taking Viva Colombia, a discount airline, which has the usual reputation of forcing one to jump through hoops to avoid excessive charges.  I told Kurt all will be well, let’s just be open to whatever happens.  After Paying Viva Colombia’s bogus “foreigner arrival fee”, we boarded a quick three hours flight to Bogotá.  Our carry-on and checked bags passed an easy inspection. Upon arrival in Bogotá, we chatted for about five minutes with the immigration agent about places we had been in Colombia and tips on Fin del Mundo, a place regrettably we had not been. My fond memories of happy moments in Colombia gave me a wild idea.  I suggested scrapping the San Blas plan for now and heading south in Colombia to return to some of our favorite spots and to see some places we missed the first time around.  We spent the night in Bogotá to give the idea some thought.  In the morning, we decided that it was best to continue with our original plan and head for Central America.

At the Lima Airport
At the Lima Airport
Viva Colombia Flight to Bogotá
Viva Colombia Flight to Bogotá
About to Land in Bogotá
About to Land in Bogotá
Our Last Peruvian Chocolate Bar
Our Last Peruvian Chocolate Bar

Day 2:  Bogotá to Medellín, Colombia

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Thank you, Colombia, for some of the best months of our lives.

Greetings from Ecuador!  We enjoyed our planned one month in Colombia so much that we spent 89 days there, leaving Friday the 21st of November, the day before our visa expired.  Much has happened over these past months.  Words cannot express the transformation that has occurred in our lives.  We could not have imagined how our travels would cause our love for each other, our family, our friends, humanity and this beautiful planet to grow exponentially from our powerful wedding weekend in July of 2014.  We share some of our top experiences in Colombia below.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask us to expound on a topic.  Also, see our map if you would like to follow where we’ve been.
Day 1 in Bogota - Photo by Joe Wheeler

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