Dehydration: It can be difficult to drink enough water when you’re using Modafinil and drinking coffee. Both substances can leave you dehydrated. Thus, it’s imperative to combat this Modafinil side effect by keeping a gallon of water by your side when using the nootropic. Another minor side effect of Modafinil.
After reading several other articles from Jake I felt better about Mod. Once my Modafinil arrived I took a full 200mg tablet.
By the time it kicked in I was in the middle of cleaning up my room. Two hours later and I was still deep into cleaning.
Once I was finished I went to accomplish my other tasks for the day. Before I knew realized it, it was 8 pm.
In Colombia, there is a little town called Guatape.
On the outskirts of Medellin, this little town rivals your current idea of what heaven would look like.
With a population of no more than a few thousand people, this town possesses a warm and cozy culture. The community has countless cafes (with coffee’s for less than one U.S. dollar), outdoor gyms, public soccer fields, and just about anything else one would need to have a good time. It’s hard to find a person who isn’t wearing a smile here.
Furthermore, the houses are all painted and throughout the town not one color of the rainbow was forgotten. Artwork further decorates each house making you feel as though you are living inside of a cartoon.
And the nature…
A gorgeous lake with countless inlets surrounds the town. Off in the distance, mountains overgrown with lush jungle canopy make you stare in awe.
If the scenery wasn’t enough to tickle one’s soul, the possible outdoor activities are seemingly endless.
Pack a bag with a lunch and set off for 10 minutes in any direction. Before you know it, you will find yourself sweating and smiling until the sun comes down. Kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming, cliff jumping…You name it, you can do it here.
My first day in Guatape had me questioning if it was the best day of my life simply for seeing it all. When I really experienced Guatape, this place forever cemented itself in my mind as heaven on earth.
Rivers, Waterfalls, and Wild Magic Mushrooms
I was lucky enough to have a connection in Guatape before I even arrived. A friend of a friend owned one of the main hostels in town. While he didn’t provide me with free accommodation, he gave me experiences that I won’t soon forget.
On my first full day in Guatape, we set off at sunrise on our pedal bikes up into the mountains. A brief 30 min uphill battle rewarded us immensely with well over two hours of downhill action.
As we coasted down the mountains on our bikes, we were surrounded by a multitude of jungle flowers and trees to our left and a massive cliff to our right. In the lowlands of the cliff was endless coffee fields, rivers, and secluded farms.
Eventually, we pulled off the road and hiked for 30 minutes to a secret waterfall that hid all evidence that any humans had ever seen it before. We jumped off cliffs into pools below and forgot that life at home even existed.
On our way back to our bikes we took a different route and this is when things got interesting…
At one point, without warning, my new best friend dipped down to the ground and returned with a plant that, I shit you not, had an aura to it. He looked me in the eyes and, hardly containing his laughter and excitement, said “Golden Teachers”
After shouting a “this is the best day ever”, we became laser focussed on the ground and began to find wild magic mushrooms in abundance…More than two men probably should have eaten. But that is neither here nor there.
Munching On Magic Mushrooms
After hitting the jackpot, we finished our bike ride in a town about 30 minutes south of where we left our bikes.
We stopped for a quick breakfast as the day was still young and then we grabbed a truck to drive us back. Of course, this wasn’t your typical Dodge Ram 3500.
This was a Colombian pickup which meant me and my friend were riding in the truck bed with our bikes. We didn’t mind. After all, the scenery wasn’t so bad.
As the truck carried us back into the mountains we shoved mushrooms into our gullet. One for you, one for me…Ten for you, ten for me.
We arrived back to the main town about 30 minutes after our initial munchdown. Since we made the mistake of eating, the mushrooms took an alarming amount of time to kick in. My friend needed to stop at his house quickly, so we walked through the skittled colored town, all smiles.
At this point, I was starting to feel a bit stoney. The colors on the walls looked frickin sweet…But they did before anyways, was this still a placebo?
My friend got what he came for and told me he had one more spot to show me. We once again took off into the hills, this time on foot. After a 20 minute walk, we ended up in deserted pastures with wild horses and cows. The sun was abnormally cooperative that day and had the surrounding trees and fields bursting with pristine color and definition.
After roughly one hour of our initial munch down, the blue of the sky and the green of the trees was starting to look highly pleasant. However, both of us were still confused as to why we weren’t tripping. To be clear, we still had our wits in full.
A river ran through the pastures and my friend assured me that it came from a waterfall that was highly worth checking out.
On our way to the waterfall, we found more wild magic mushrooms. Since our first batch wasn’t proving to be too strong (yet), we enjoyably munched a few more wild magic mushrooms as they came.
Ten minutes later and things got intense.
For some uncommunicated reason, we both took our shoes off at the same time. Just minutes later, the open pastures disappeared and we found ourselves surrounded by dense jungle.
At this point, in a single instant, I felt like something had been lying dormant within in me for my whole life and this jungle was the home it had been waiting for.
We continued to hike up knee dip in this river. My friend and I couldn’t stop telling each other how free we felt. Soon, all of the rocks within the water were smiling at me with cheeky faces.
Shortly after, we arrived at the waterfall we came to see.
What I was expecting was much less than what I got. This waterfall was more like three waterfalls.
At its peak, it must have been 70 feet tall. However, it cascaded over three levels and left a nice pool at the bottom for us to swim in.
We laughed in ecstacy for the next 20 minutes or so until things took a scary turn. My friend went off to take a crap and it turns out the mushrooms were just getting started.
I lost my sense of control and momentarily panicked. I wanted to crawl back into bed and sleep it off. Fuck! I was having so much fun before…
When my friend returned, I found my center. A little positive talk from my friend and a little mental self-talk and I was as good as gold again.
Just five minutes later, the same thing happened to my friend. I looked at him and could sense panic. For the next five minutes, it was my turn to bring him back to his happy place.
Success! We were both back to earth. Actually, we were more alive than ever.
We exited the jungle and returned to the piercing beauty of the sunshine covered pastures. Until the sun went down, we walked barefoot and discussed the meaning of life as if we had all the answers.
It was the most therapeutic experience of my life.
The mushrooms seemed to open a portal to the secrets of the Universe. On this day, I understood the source of all my anxiety, worry, and misery. It was highly apparent why they call them “Golden Teachers”.
The magic mushrooms began to wear off just as the sun was setting.
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Still High On Life
We returned to the hostel to have a beer and discuss the experience. We both sat with the biggest smiles on our faces. When others asked what we got up to, we could only laugh.
I write this roughly two months after the experience and I remember everything…The experience, the lessons, and the ways I restrict my own happiness. I still feel high on life.
Not only did Guatape show me a little piece of heaven, it showed me heaven within.
This guest post about the ideal Piracetam dosage was created by Cain, a recent university graduate, and avid smart drug user.
Finding the ideal Piracetam dosage isn’t too difficult. You just have to remember one thing – too much of anything isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Well, that’s not quite true. It might be for food, alcohol and everybody’s favorite bedroom activity.
But is it true for the strange, nerdy cousin of supplements called Nootropics?
For those of you unaware, nootropics are not a part of the tropics you haven’t visited yet. They are the class of drugs which deal with specific cognitive effects.
They run the gamut from mood-boosting to enhancing focus to increasing creativity!
Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Among self-improvement enthusiasts, there are many all-stars. One stands out as a tired and true staple.
It’s known as Piracetam, and it was the first nootropic ever synthesized. That means that it ushered in the era of other nootropics which followed it.
P.S: This isn’t medical advice. This article is for entertainment purposes. Always consult a medical professional before consuming any supplement.
Piracetam Dosage: What is It?
Piracetam primarily improves memory retention. Specifically, it alters the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine, which allows for greater activity in the part of the brain that consolidates memories.
So, what does that mean for you, the average ordinary everyday guy or gal who wants to kick more ass and get more out of life?
It means that Piracetam is a relatively safe, easy-to-use supplement that you should consider adding to your repertoire.
But there’s one issue that’s just as important here as with any other drug or supplement.What’s the ideal piracetam dosage?
Or at the very least, how much would either be useless or get me into serious trouble?
The mind on Piracetam.
How to Find the Ideal Piracetam Dosage
The answer is both a pro and a con.
You see, there’s not truly one “right,” amount to take for maximum effectiveness. Piracetam has an extremely wide range of what’s considered an effective dosage.
It doesn’t work quite like many other nootropics where there’s a very fine line between amazing performance and nightmarish skittishness.
Do a quick google search on taking too much Modafinil or Phenibut if you don’t believe me.
The official range is anywhere from 1.2-9.6 grams depending on where you get your information (Source).
Some sources will say you must have an “attack dosage,” to ensure you get the most solid benefits. The argument being that your body has to get a higher amount upfront so the brain can maximally utilize it.
In my experience, this is not only completely unnecessary, but it’s also counterproductive. All you have to do is make sure that you get the effective dosage I’ll outline later.
It also depends on your desired effect. You get certain benefits from as little as a gram or so. At this level, you begin to get neuroprotective benefits.
At higher piracetam doses you start to get into the memory retention and learning effects.
There’s a sweet spot of about 4.8 grams twice a day that was determined by a study which analyzed older folks with Alzheimer’s (Source).
Turns out, the answer is sorta, kinda right there. But, there’s nothing wrong with starting on the lower end and working your way up slowly.
That’s still generally the best piece of advice.
Timing and Safety
Fortunately, piracetam is relatively harmless and doesn’t come with deadly side effects if inappropriately dosed.
The worst effects reported are minor headaches and stomach cramps.Occasionally people report irritability or nervousness, but this is rare.
Now, you might be wondering, “But how should I take this stuff?”
Not a simple answer here, but the consensus from folks much brighter than me seems to be 2.4-4.8 grams three times a day.
If you only need basic neuroprotective effects then you can stick to lighter piracetam dosing.
But the 2.4-4.8 grams comes from the studies which analyze what Piracetam dosages and timings seemed to have the most potent effect.
If you want to have a mind like a steel trap, you need to go big or go home. This is for the entrepreneurs, hustlers, go-getters and all-around ass kickers that want the maximum cognitive improvements.
The most typical timing is three times a day, so that’s about 4ish grams each time. I’ve done two dosings of about 5 grams at the start and end of the day myself.
This works fine too. You still get a nice shadow that covers you for the entire day this way. Doing it like this, you automatically hit somewhere around the 10-gram area.
To many people that’s mega-dosing. It’s not. It explains why many people simply don’t feel the effects from Piracetam.
So before you go complaining that it doesn’t work, make sure you’re taking an appropriate amount.
Piracetam Dangers, Tolerance and Other Concerns
One cool side effect of Piracetam is that it’s an adaptogen, so it gets BETTER with time.
Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if everything worked like that, huh?
Personally, I can’t say it feels as if it works better, but it doesn’t seem to diminish in efficacy. That’s nice because it removes the pesky problem of the tolerance buildup most potent compounds have.
You can keep you Piracetam dosage constant. And you can use it for long periods of consecutive days or weeks without issues.
There’s also no clear line where you run into huge issues. You can go much higher than the 10 grams often discussed.
In fact, some people report going as high up as 20 grams and report greater benefits! I’m not about to advise that, but it’s cool to know it’s hard to get in trouble with this stuff.
Word of caution: There’s still such a thing as a psychological tolerance buildup. With something such as Piracetam, that isn’t as big a deal.
But you still might want to consider cycling on and off Piracetam anyway. I know it’s tempting to want to always be “on,” but I’d advise against it.
But between you and me, I don’t like being completely dependent on any substance to perform day to day.
Here’s an intuitive way to do it. Simply cycle 4-6 weeks on Piracetam daily or near daily.
Then have 4-6 weeks off it. That works well with most entrepreneurial types who lives have natural ebbs and flows anyway.
If you need to kick major ass then yeah, you want a lot of weapons in your arsenal. If you’re in more of a reflective, rebuilding or recuperating period? Then, you probably don’t need it.
Alternatively, you can do one powerful nootropic such as Phenibut or Modafinil for a period of time, and then alternate that with piracetam.
It’s up to you. The only thing that’s important to remember is that complete mental dependency is not a good look.
Piracetam Dosage: Overall
As you can see, the correct piracetam dosage is relatively easy to determine. It only seems daunting and scary on the surface, because there’s conflicting information out there.
But it’s simple really. If you want the full intended effects of memory retention, then you gotta get A LOT more than most of you probably thought you needed.
Don’t mess around with that wimpy 1-3 gram stuff. No, you need upwards of 10 big g’s to get the job done with Piracetam.
Physical and mental health are both equal contributors to your overall well-being. Fitness and implementing a regular training schedule is vital for your physical health, whereas having a work-life balance and being mindful of your lifestyle is crucial for your mental health.
Travelling, exploring and taking time off to explore this beautiful Earth is particularly good for your overall well-being. Your fitness goals and training don’t have to suffer through just because you decide to take a vacation or travel for a few months at a time.
To avoid becoming that gym-goer who becomes reluctant at making any travel plans due to a strict training schedule, learn how to get the best of both worlds by adapting your training while you’re on the road.
Whether it’s for a mini break with the family or six months traveling across the world, get out there and enjoy what this Earth has to offer! Also, two weeks on vacation generally shouldn’t make a difference to your muscle/strength gains anyway, so you’ve got no excuse.
Training on the road!
Looking for some advice and key tips on how to travel while maintaining your fitness training? With the right preparation, a bit of creativity and getting the ideal balance, you’ll be able to enjoy a well-deserved rest from your day-to-day routine while keeping up with your fitness training.
I’m Lee Moran, director at Freedom Strength, and here is a little advice on adapting your training while on vacation.
Another type of workout for you to get to grips with, Tabata training is a high-intensity workout which consists of a routine of exercises that each last for just four minutes. The four minutes consists of 20 seconds of hard training followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times. Tabata training is ideal for when you’re on vacation or traveling as it’s a quick workout when you’re short on time.
This type of training typically includes bursts of exercises including push-ups, squats, burpees, jumping rope and medicine ball slams. Once you get into this kind of workout, you could create a variety of your routines, each with up to twelve separate exercises. Whatever exercises you decide on, Tabata training will increase your heart rate and raise your metabolism instantly. Some great exercises (with further explanations) are outlined below.
Tabata Training – Push-Ups
Push-ups are the ideal exercise to carry out while you’re on the road as you typically don’t need any equipment and just need a little motivation and some stamina. At your typical commercial gym or home gym, you’re probably used to using a specialist piece of equipment to carry out your dips and push-ups for the best performance. If you want to challenge yourself and increase the difficulty level of your push-ups though, you’re going to have to get creative.
You can start off by focusing on your standard push-ups and then little by little adding some extra weight and resistant to your back, such as a book or two, to increase the difficulty. You can then develop your routine to include decline push-ups, handstand push-ups and clap push-ups for a more challenging session.
Tabata Training – Medicine Ball Slams
Medicine ball slams are a great exercise for incorporating into your regular training regimen, as it’s a full-body and multi-joint workout that will enhance your core strength and improve your overall sports performance. Taking this type of exercise on your vacation or on the road is easy as long as you can be a bit open-minded and easily adapt.
Normal medicine ball slams would involve standing tall, reaching over your head with the ball and then slamming the ball down to the floor. As you carry out this movement, you’d follow the movement of the ball with your body, avoiding bending at the waist, and then ending in a strong squat position. Depending on your holiday destination, you could just take a Medicine ball on your travels with you, but if you’re short on space, then it’s the last thing you’ll want to pack.
Sandbags are a great alternative for adding some resistance to this movement and offer a great alternative to the Medicine ball. Rocks could also be used as an alternative, however, won’t have the bounce of a ball so it’ll be safer to perform this exercise on the beach with a softer landing surface. If you can’t get your hands on either of those, pop to a local shop and purchase a cheap beach ball, basketball or football. These certainly won’t have the same weight as a Medicine ball, but they’ll still help you to perform this type of exercise.
Tabata Training – Burpees
Burpees are one of the best types of exercises you can do for both quick and intense training, as these exercises are a full-body workout and will help to enhance your core strength. Ideal for taking on holiday with you, Burpees can be performed pretty much anywhere as long as you have a big enough space and a flat surface.
To perform Burpees, simply start off from a standing position and then bend down into a squat position and place your hands on the floor in front of you. You then need to quickly kick your feet behind you into a push-up position and perform one push-up. Immediately return your feet to the squat position, and then jump up high back to your stand.
Tabata Training – Jump Rope
Jump rope is a fantastic workout to take with you on your travels! Not only is it a portable exercise which you can do anywhere, but it’s ideal for if you’re short of time and want to fit in a high-energy workout. A jump rope workout will help you to build endurance and burn fat at the same time.
Small enough to carry in your backpack on your travels, investing in a good quality jump rope will take your training to the next level as it’s an incredibly efficient and versatile workout tool. There are many jump rope routines you can do such as forward jumps, side-to-side jumps, backward jumps and single leg jumps. Combine your jump rope training with your Tabata training by performing four minutes of exercises followed by rest intervals.
Incorporating Recovery Time
Recovery time is a highly underestimated feature of any fitness training. As over-working your body and not allowing it to heal and recharge can often do more harm than good.
This is great news as you can incorporate plenty of ‘recovery time’ while you’re on vacation. The time you spend relaxing on that sun lounger or enjoying an evening stroll along the beach can be classed as your ‘recovery time.’
Learning to make the most of your vacation and not thinking about your training 24/7 can be quite a challenge to some people but just remember that recovery NEEDS to form part of your training schedule. Between each training session, you should be taking a day of rest when you can relax and be mindful of your mental well-being. You should be aware that more training will result in more recovery time as well, as it’s a balanced process.
About the author: Lee Moran is Director at Freedom Strength, a fitness company providing high quality products designed to improve athletic performance. With over 15 years of military service, 28 years of active UK Fire Service and currently a powerlifting coach and nutritionist, Lee is well studied in advanced strength and conditioning systems.
This guest post about free weights vs. machines was created by Seth Rose on behalf of First Rate Fitness.
Free Weights vs. Machines?
One of the biggest debates is between free weights and machines—and which is better? While both do a good job at hitting muscles, they each have their own benefits and downsides. We will explore the pros and cons of each method in this article.
Free Weights – Pros
Here are a few reasons why you should use free weights:
When you lift dumbbells, you may notice that you can struggle a bit to keep the weight balanced. This is because the dumbbell is not traveling on any specific plane, and it’s the body’s job to keep everything in line. To do this, your body uses ‘stabilizer muscles’.
Stabilizer muscles are a bit different than what we normally think of as muscles. Unlike the biceps or pectorals, stabilizer muscles aren’t worked by a specific movement pattern. Rather, they’re activated when you use free weights, to keep the weight in place.
This is important because in the long run, your stabilizer muscles should grow along with traditional muscle fibers. If they don’t grow, then you’re risking injury.
The deadlift, squat, and bench are all big compound lifts that allow you to move hundreds of pounds. Machines are usually much more limited, and the weight is harder to measure.
When you’re body lifts more weight, it goes under more (good) stress, which leads to more long term gains in size and strength.
Bang For Your Buck
Only have 30 minutes for a workout? Then using machines won’t cut it as they’re not time efficient. Machines only target one muscle at a time, meaning you’ll have to make your way around the gym. Compound exercises, on the other hand, allow you to target multiple muscle groups at once.
Take an exercise like rows. You can do rows with barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, supine grip, neutral grip, standing lying etc. Not only does this allow you to keep things interesting, but it also allows you to hit your muscles from a variety of angles, tapping into the different muscle fibers in the body.
Let’s say you have your favorite chest machine at your local gym. But you find yourself out of town without the machine—what to do?
With free weights, you can find them at any decent gym. Because a bench press is the same as a bench press anywhere you go!
If you’re setting up a home gym, then machines are virtually out of the question/ They’re just too expensive and take up too much space in your home.
While free weights are fantastic, there are definitely a few drawbacks:
You May Need a Spotter
When lifting heavy weights, it’s in your best interest to use a spotter. Although you don’t want to lift more weight than you could actually handle, there’s always the risk that something goes wrong. If you train at home alone, then you can’t have a spotter, thus putting you more at risk to injury.
Hard On Joints
Heavy compounds like the barbell squat can put a lot of pressure on the knees. And for people with prior injuries, that’s a no-go.
Machines – Pros
The benefits of machines are often the solution to the downsides of free weights. Here are a few:
Isolate a Particular Muscle
When doing a heavy bench press, a lot of trainees have a hard time hitting their chest. Because the weight is so heavy, and the weight is not on a fixed plane of motion, it can be hard to focus.
Using a machine, say a chest press machine, allows you to focus specifically on that individual muscle group. This is because the weight is on a fixed movement path that is specially designed to activate the targeted muscle group.
It can really make you cringe to see people in the gym use poor form. Not only are they not activating their muscles, but they are risking injury, especially with exercises like rows and deadlifts. While these are good movements to build muscle, a lot of people don’t get the most out of an exercise because of poor form. Again, machines are designed to hit the target muscle.
This also means that they’re easy to learn how to use (if you even need to figure out how). Simply read the instructions, sit or lie down on the machine, and go!
Good for Rehab/Bad Joints
Depending on your age, prior training experience, injuries, and other factors, lifting heavy free weights are not for everyone. Machines allow people to still train their muscles intensely, without risking physical aggravation.
If you ever go to the gym at peak hours, you’ll notice that the machines are always taken up. There may be people even waiting to use it.
The free weight section gives you much more room to move around without having some sweaty old man breathing down your neck.
Unnatural Range of Motion
When it comes to machines, not all exercises are created equally. While machines often make it easy for people with injuries to work out, a lot of machines may cause pain if used long term. Additionally, a lot of machines are just plain ineffective because they can’t naturally target muscle groups.
For example, the Smith machine is tempting to use for many trainees. However, when it comes to squatting, the smith machine it should be avoided. The range of motion is very unnatural and additionally, it can put a lot of pressure on the knees.
So, Which is Best? Free Weights vs. Machines
As we’ve just shown, both free weights and machines have their unique benefits and downsides. Therefore, for a complete workout and to see the best results from weight lifting you should utilize both.
A good way to approach this would be to start with a free weight, compound exercise like the bench press. Then after you’ve completed the desired amount of sets, you can move on to a machine like the pec-deck or a conventional chest press machine.
That said lifters, especially novices, would stand to gain more from free weights. They simply are more effective at total muscle growth, and should be put first and foremost.
Ibague, Colombia is a unique mid-sized city in the country that sees little tourism. The city isn’t a part of the coffee region, so many a tourist and traveler decides to skip the city in favor of others nearby.
But Ibague, Colombia offers a number of great things to do for the average traveler. If you speak a little Spanish, you could have a great time in this small city. Check out a few of the articles I wrote about Ibague here:
This is a really big water park and zoo situated about an hours bus ride from Ibague, in Melgar. It’s a great day out, and you can go to and from water slides and pools while you’re walking around the zoo. You can pick up a bus back to the exit gate. I’d recommend going in the week to avoid the crowds. Click here to learn more.
Armero Tragedy Site
Armero tragedy site is situated about an hour from Ibague. You can go to the bus station and get a bus that passes there. A volcano from the Nevado del Ruiz completely destroyed this town and killed 23,000 people. You can go and visit the ruins of the town, and there is also a small museum there with information on the disaster.
Great way to spend a few hours on the tour of the Orchid gardens in Ibague. Situated close to the center you don’t need to travel far. The host is very friendly and speaks a bit of English. There are also lots of humming birds about and it was a nice day out. There are also some great views of the mountains while walking around.
This is a nice relaxing spot with a little lake where you can go and get out of the city and relax. You can hire fishing rods there and spend the afternoon fishing around the lake and drink a few beers. There’s a restaurant there and a small swimming pool. There is also horse-riding available. Just ask a taxi driver for El Carmen.
The Rice Park (Parque del Arroz)
About an hour away from Ibague is the rice park. Take a tour and see how rice is produced. There are also some pools, horse-riding, and many fun things to do there. A great day trip from Ibague. Click here to learn more.
English Movies on Tuesdays
If you just want to relax and watch a film, the Tuesdays at Cinemark are the place to be. You can watch the latest movies there in English with Spanish subtitle. The price is around 7000cop. The cinema is in the Multicento mall.
Try a Tamal or Three
If you’re in Ibague, you simply can’t leave without trying the tamal. This is the home of Tamal, and you won’t get it better anywhere else. Its normally sold at weekend, look for big pans on the streets, that will be local people selling it. It contains rice, carrot, chicken, potatoes, chickpeas, sometimes pork too, mixed with tasty herbs and steamed in platano / banana leaf. It costs 4000 cop.
If you’re visiting Ibague and looking for a place to stay, get in touch with Michael. He offers a solid place to base up while in the region:
An ideal place to stay in Ibague, Colombia.
I have an apartment in Ibague and I’m renting a double private room for 1-3 people with great views of the mountains. The price includes breakfast. The apartment includes a water park, three pools, a gym, and we’re close to all the malls. You’ll also have easy access to the buses to the countryside and an English-speaking host to help you navigate the city or share a beer with.