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I have travelled on some unusual modes of transportation over my many years of travel: tuk-tuks through Bangkok, sea-planes over Vancouver Island, a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara. Even in Colombia you can often find yourself crammed into the back of a 6-seater bus with 14 other people or, as happened to me [...]
I recently spent some time in the tiny Pacific jungle village of San Cipriano in Valle del Cauca; it might not be quite on the coast, but the menus are dominated by Pacific coast seafood, as the closest major settlement is the coastal city of Buenaventura. This got me thinking about Colombian cuisine (which [...]
As I’m off on a little weekend jaunt to the Pacific coast jungles of Valle del Cauca this weekend, I though I would share with you all some of my best photos of the incredibly diverse selection of wildlife that can be found in the jungles of Colombia, particularly the Amazon rainforest…I really wish [...]
When most people think of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, they picture white sand beaches, palm trees and pelicans…and they’re totally right…it is all of those things. However, less than an hour from the gateway to Tayrona National Park and the beach-lined coast, Santa Marta, lies a tiny mountain village of cool evening breezes, fast-flowing rivers [...]
Following on from yesterday’s post about where to take your parents when they visit Colombia, I though a post aiming to allay any fears they might have of visiting one of the world’s most misunderstood countries was called for. Sure, many of you might be backpacking through Colombia with no thought to your parents ever [...]
My parents, like many people’s I imagine, were initially a little apprehensive about me moving to Colombia; after all, as we’re trying so hard to alter here at the Colombia Travel Blog, negative perceptions about the country still persist, partly down to sensationalist media accounts. However, as they’re my parents, they got on board [...]
Popayan is well-known in Colombia for it’s gorgeous colonial architecture, UNESCO-recognized gastronomic culture, and it’s famous Easter celebrations. The capital of Cauca department is a small city, with less than 300,000 residents, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in charm and beauty. So here’s a photo gallery of [...]
!Hola viajeros! Hoy les quiero presentar a Gaía Passarelli del blog How to Travel Light , una muy buena amiga mía de Brasil y una de las bloggers más interesantes que conozco. Para continuar con nuestra presentación de colegas viajeros, con los que en los próximos días estaremos contándoles en qué consiste el proyecto [...]
The city of Popayan, capital of Cauca department, is famous for many things: it’s gastronomy, gorgeous whitewashed walls, UNESCO status. What fewer people know though, is that Popayan is surrounded by stunning scenery, fascinating cultural heritage and wonderful wildlife. There are several excellent day-trips that can be made from the white city, and ranking [...]
El año pasado, México fue el país que mas visitamos después de Colombia gracias a la invitación que nos hizo la cadena IHG para filmar nuestro programa de You Tube, 3 Travel Bloggers. Tenemos el privilegio de poder decir que en nuestros varios viajes nos hemos podido maravillar con la diversidad que en todo sentido tiene [...]