GirlGoTravel: 29th Female Solo Traveler Feature

I met Amanda in our hostel in Medellín. When she said she was traveling solo for a week, I was like yas, girl!! Of course, I had to feature her. She packed in a lot in a week so this is a great itinerary to follow.

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 My hostel in Medellín partnered with a free walking tour, which gave great insight into the history and culture of Medellín. 

My hostel in Medellín partnered with a free walking tour, which gave great insight into the history and culture of Medellín. 

 I took a day trip from Medellín to Guatapé to see El Peñón de Guatapé, the giant rock. It's only 600+ stairs to the top! When our tour guide suggested we could climb it in about 10 minutes I was skeptical… but I survived! And then took a much needed rest at the top. :)

I took a day trip from Medellín to Guatapé to see El Peñón de Guatapé, the giant rock. It's only 600+ stairs to the top! When our tour guide suggested we could climb it in about 10 minutes I was skeptical… but I survived! And then took a much needed rest at the top. :)

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 With our tour guide and fellow travelers on one of the stops on our tour to Guatapé. We jumped off the bridge and went swimming in the lake below.

With our tour guide and fellow travelers on one of the stops on our tour to Guatapé. We jumped off the bridge and went swimming in the lake below.

 The most amazing lunch! Part of the day tour I took to Guatapé.

The most amazing lunch! Part of the day tour I took to Guatapé.

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 The most beautiful hostel in Salento: La Serrana! I highly recommend staying here and treating yourself to a private room if it’s in your budget. So peaceful with such incredible views.

The most beautiful hostel in Salento: La Serrana! I highly recommend staying here and treating yourself to a private room if it’s in your budget. So peaceful with such incredible views.

 View from my hostel in Salento.

View from my hostel in Salento.

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 Bosques de Cocora in Salento aka the famous tall skinny trees of Cocora Valley in Salento.

Bosques de Cocora in Salento aka the famous tall skinny trees of Cocora Valley in Salento.

 Hiking with new friends from Germany, England, and Canada + Colombian puppy. Part of my favorite thing about traveling solo was meeting fellow travelers from around the world. 

Hiking with new friends from Germany, England, and Canada + Colombian puppy. Part of my favorite thing about traveling solo was meeting fellow travelers from around the world. 

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 Old Town in Cartagena is surrounded by a stone wall. The entrance is this beautiful, colorful clock tower. 

Old Town in Cartagena is surrounded by a stone wall. The entrance is this beautiful, colorful clock tower. 

 There are so many colorful facades inside the walled Old Town of Cartagena.

There are so many colorful facades inside the walled Old Town of Cartagena.

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 Sipping on a delicious piña colada at Playa Blanca in Cartagena.

Sipping on a delicious piña colada at Playa Blanca in Cartagena.

 The best beach snack.

The best beach snack.

 Treating myself to a nice dinner on my last night and getting proof that I traveled and dined solo!

Treating myself to a nice dinner on my last night and getting proof that I traveled and dined solo!

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