Tag Archive: Colombia

Falling in Love in Colombia, Top 10 things to do

Falling in love with Colombia is easy. Leaving is near impossible. The people are welcoming, great swathes of the environment remains untouched and the culture and dance prove intoxicating. It won’t be long… Continue reading

7 ways to most likely die when travelling

Did your families shake with trepidation when you announced you were going travelling abroad? Was your mum convinced you were going to be abducted, murdered, arrested or worse? By and large, my travelling… Continue reading

Cocaine, Churches and Crossing Borders, Colombia

San Agustin Rolling hills, deep canyons, waterfalls and 3500 year old archaeology make San Agustìn in southern Colombia a must visit town on any backpacker’s list. The UNESCO listed archaeological park is impressive… Continue reading

Art, grit and beauty collide in Bogota

Gritty, dirty, beautiful, ugly Bogota is a city of contrasts. It is a love it or hate it city but with its art, culture, stunning mountain views, history and energy, Bogota was a… Continue reading

Salsa and adrenaline in Cali and San Cipriano, Colombia

By night it is salsa in Cali that gets the heart racing. By day it is travelling to nearby San Cipriano via a heart stopping, lightning speed ride through the jungle on a modified… Continue reading

Guerrilla warfare under the Liquid Rainbow, Caño Cristales

Caño Cristales is a river unlike any other in the world with its display of reds, pinks, whites and greens making this a natural wonder. Between June and November each year, the aquatic… Continue reading

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

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