Heroes and migrating crabs in paradise, Providencia

Some 800km off mainland Colombia are the aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches of San Andrés and Providencia (Old Providence). Located close to Nicaragua, these islands have a fascinating history, having been… Continue reading

Fear and beauty on Colombia’s most dangerous road

Landslides, near zero visibility in the clouds, torrential rain and a single vehicle track clinging to the steep mountainside: welcome to the Colombia’s most dangerous road, Trampolín del Diablo (Devil’s Trampoline). The danger… Continue reading

The Red Edge, Rock Climbing in Colombia

Colombia offers a small but stunning selection of climbing locations which can keep you satisfied for weeks. Perhaps the best climbing area is in the tiny three house town of La Mojarra, just… 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

Coloured history in Cartagena, Colombia

The historic town of this Caribbean city can be described in a single word: stunning. With its fortified walls, colourful colonial facades, Spanish courtyards, churches, green squares and pristine streets, Cartagena is possibly… 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

Celebrities in Medellin

Medellin was once the most dangerous city in Colombia, but it is hard to find any remanence of that time, with people super friendly, the city clean and a party vibe emanating on… Continue reading

Aussie language under threat from Google?

In New Zealand, they are called jandals; in Latin America, it’s sandal; and in the United States, flip flops. But it is the Australian name, thongs, that has sent Google AdSense in a… Continue reading