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I am a sailor and a retired ex computer programmer living in Colombia. I have spent 8 months in Cartagena back in 2001 and now 9 months in Medellin recently. I have motorbiked around Colombia and lately visited Turbo, Tolu, Cartagena, and Santa Marta among other cities in Colombia.

  • Hometown

    Long Beach, CA, USA

  • Location now

    Medellin, Colombia

  • Work published

    What works?

  • Travel philosophy

    Stay long enough to see and understand the country and its people.

  • Craziest place

    Colon, Panama

  • Bizarre experience

    Riding through Colombia's rainsoaked muddy roads.

  • Advice

    Keep your eyes open and don't do anything you wouldn't do at home.

  • Dream destination

    When I see it, I'll know.

  • Traveled before

    Coast of Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. In the military I was in Thailand, Guam, Phillipines, and Japan.

  • Going next

    Home.

Gary Hoffer's Guide Book Entries

Destinations

  • Medellín

    Nov 14, 2007 - Medellín, Colombia

    Medellín is one of the most compelling cities in Colombia, and perhaps its greatest turn-around story. The city, once known ......

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