The other day I got back from an amazing 3-week stint in Colombia with my good friend Jon Ortiz. After I landed in Medellin and was told we were leaving the next day for a week-long tour to a few different cities, I knew this trip was going to be non-stop. We spent days driving from city to city and I can honestly say that Colombia has one of the most scenic landscapes out of anywhere else I've been in the world.
The following day we left for the capital, Bogota. I was told it was a big, messy, dirty city in the mountains where a lot of bladers were meeting us. Aside from the 14-hour drive, Bogota was one of my most memorable stops on this trip. We were welcomed by Camilo who was the owner of a local shop called RollMachine. Aside from the immense pollution from all the traffic and buses who bribe the government to pass the emissions on their vehicles, Bogota was an amazing city. I can't thank everyone in Bogota enough for all the love and good times between sight seeing, street skating through the city, box sessions and skate shop parties.
Our next stop was another 16-hour drive to Cali. As far as weather goes, Cali was the complete opposite of Bogota. It was super hot and sunny all day, every day. This is probably the hotest city I've ever been to that didn't have a beach. Nevertheless, Cali had a nice group of OG bladers who loved to chill at one of the best skate parks I've ever been to and BBQ, which was all I needed on vacation. Unfortunately, I hurt my wrist pretty badly which held me back from skating a lot the rest of the trip, but we managed to get a few quick clips on Instagram beforehand.
After Cali we made a pit stop in Pereira for a new skatepark they built and it was honestly the biggest skatepark I've ever been to, it even had a vert ramp. Unfortunately I was still hurt and didn't get much done there.