Category Archive: Hiking

Music, history and fertility in Villa de Leyva

The beautiful whitewashed town of Villa de Leyva is a gorgeous place to spend a few days visiting its ancient fertility and calendar site, waterfalls and mountains and mixing with the locals. A… Continue reading

Under the World’s tallest palm trees, Salento

Surrounded by coffee farms and mountains, the cute colonial village of Salento is home to the world’s tallest palm trees and the gateway to hiking the towering peaks and glaciers of Los Nevados… Continue reading

Top 10 Central America

It is impossible to draw up this list without having it dominated by one country: Guatemala. With its huge variety of natural attractions and beautiful culture, Guatemala has so much to offer. Having said… Continue reading

Caribbean beaches, jungle and ruins in Colombia’s North East

The North Western Caribbean coast has enough to keep any traveller occupied for weeks. With a stunning beachside national park, jungle covered archaeology sites and colonial towns, there is something here for everyone.… Continue reading

Finding the mysterious Lost City, Colombia

High on a mountain top, hidden by dense jungle in northern Colombia is the beautiful archaeological site of La Ciudad Perdida (Trans: The Lost City). The only way to reach these ruins is… Continue reading

Making friends over coffee in Manizales

Could Manizales be the friendliest places on earth? Strangers stopped me in the street to talk and a taxi driver turned off his meter to give a tour of town, it was a… Continue reading

Getting Lost and Found, Finding Whalesharks, Panama

My dream to swim with whalesharks started more than a decade ago, but several attempts to see these majestic creatures have failed. As I was travelling south from Nicaragua I kept hearing stories… Continue reading

Tarzan meets sloth in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Set high in the hills in central Costa Rica, up an unsealed road, is nature’s paradise, Monteverde and Santa Elena. Surrounded by lush green forest, these two national parks have stunning old growth… Continue reading

Bare feet volcano hiking in Ometepe

This pretty island with two towering volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua is a must visit for many travellers. With beaches (of sorts), a waterfall, natural springs, two volcanoes to hike and horse riding, what… Continue reading

Water and Lava Colour Granada

Granada Granada is the most beautiful colonial city in Central America, surpassing Antigua. Beautiful large doors and stunning courtyards seem to dress every building including hostels and restaurants. Wander the streets and visit… Continue reading