The number one thing that stops us from traveling is MONEY, following closely behind is commitments (such as jobs), fear of the unknown and the courage to take the plunge and leave your home and comfort zone. But how much money does it actually cost to travel? The answer is…not as much as you think. … More How much does it cost to travel?
Medellin has by far been one of my favourite cities to vist. I don’t often fall in love with cities, I usually perefer the smaller towns and the places filled with nature, but Medellin along with a few others have been the exception. Medelllin is located at an altitude of 1,500 above sea level. This … More My guide to Medellin, Colombia
If you were to ask a Colombian about the Pablo Escobar tour, chances are they wouldn’t have a clue what you are talking about or they will not understand why you would want to participate in such a thing. From the time I have spent in Colombia so far my take on it is this; … More The controversial Pablo Escobar tour, Medellin
Our original plan after Palomino was to head back to Santa Marta for a nights and then to Minca for a few nights. After talking with our new friends Nattu and Xanthia, we decided to change our plans and go to a town called Taganga instead. Taganga is a little fishing, beach side town located … More Taganga and Minca, Colombia
Santa Marta is where Colombians go to have the sun on their backs and rum in their glasses- so Lonely planet says. Sounds like a tropical paradise right? Wrong! Santa Marta to me is an ugly, dirty, dusty town (city?) that is hot, humid and very unpleasant to look at. Should you ever find yourself … More Santa Marta, Costeno beach surf camp & Palomino, Colombia
Playa Blanca is a beautiful Carribiean beach with white sands and bright blue waters located only a short one hour drive away from Cartagena. I hate boats with a vengeance, especially small boats (I get really seasick) so when I found out I didn’t have to take one of those stupid boats to playa Blanca … More Hammocks and cup noodles in Playa Blanca, Colombia
After leaving my beloved town of Salento we hopped on a quick 1hr flight from the close town of Pereira to the beautiful city of Cartagena. Cartagena is a port city located on the Caribbean side of Colombia. In the centre is the walled old town which is filled with 16th century buildings, street vendors, … More Beating the heat in Cartagena, Colombia
Next up was the beautiful town of Salento. Salento is apart of the famous Zona Cafetero (coffee region) and is located at an elevation of 1,895 meters above sea level, which is the perfect elevation for growing coffee. Salento is a colourful, picturesque town filled with rolling green grass hills, cows, horses, cow boys and … More Salento and Valle de Cocora, Colombia
Our first stop on our three month trip through Colombia and Central America was Bogota, Colombia. Bogota is a huge city nestled in the Andean Mountains and sits at around 2,800 meters above sea level. The altitude is enough to leave you feeling a little breathless but for me, it was no where near as … More Bustling Bogota, Colombia
When one chapter ends, another one begins. The time had come to leave this amazing continent we had called home for the past four months. I had dreamed of going to South America for a long time and had spent many hours reading through Lonely Planet, Wikki travel and google, researching places to visit and … More Good bye South America!