Medellin Kind Of Sucks.

I read a great post by Maverick Traveler that reaffirmed what I’ve always known about Colombia’s second largest city, but have been too afraid to say.

It’s HIGHLY overrated. 

The city lacks personality. There’s no beat to it. The food is inescapably average (you’re much better off in BogotaCali or the coast if you want good food). People aren’t particularly easy to connect with. Nightlife is good, but no better than other cities of its size and often difficult to infiltrate. The cityscape is orderly but unremarkable. The cost of living — while not high — was not as low as I was lead to believe.

All of this begs one question:

Why do so many travellers, particularly backpackers, fall madly in love with Medellin, Colombia?

5 Simple Rules For First Time Visitors To Mexico

I’ve been living in Mexico for almost a year. And, while I don’t claim to be an expert on Mexican culture, norms and mores, I have picked up on a few things that can make adjusting here as a foreigner a whole hell of a lot easier.

Basically, these tips are aimed at helping prevent foreigners – particularly young ones – from offending any locals, or becoming a stereotype.

I’d imagine that most of these tips should be common sense, but I’ve seen enough foreigners trip up on them while they’re here, so I figured it was worth composing a cheeky little list.

My Latin Life’s Best Cities In Latin America

I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the best cities for a tourist to visit in Latin America. The list is based on the criteria outlined on my cities guides, so you’ll want to click on the link to the city to get a thoroughgoing breakdown on the destination to find out why it ranked the way it did.

The Five Best Bars In Mexico City For Tourists

Mexico City has an obscene amount of bars – you’ll never go thirsty here.

And although that’s a good thing, the abundance of choice can be overwhelming for first time visitors.

But not to worry.

There is a handful of bars that welcomes tourists with open arms (and  legs) and most of them are located within walking distance of one another.

Now, before I give you the list, a quick disclaimer: