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Yesterday we posted a photo gallery of the beautiful Santander towns of Barichara and Guane, along with the lovely hike that connects them, so today we thought we’d give you some more info on the hike itself. Enjoy! The Camino Real between Barichara and Guane is a 10km hike (mostly downhill, don’t [...]
Barichara and Guane are two little towns in Santander department: Barichara is routinely declared the prettiest town in the country, whilst Guane is even smaller and possibly more picturesque, and can be reached by a wonderful 2 hour hike along the ‘Camino Real’ from Barichara. I’ve just returned from spending some time in both, [...]
I’m currently visiting Santander department: famous for it’s extreme sports, pretty colonial towns, and gastronomy. What I was really excited about was the chance to try paragliding, which is available throughout Colombia, but is especially renowned in Santander. There will be a full blog post next week with all the details (as well as [...]
On Wednesday I will be visiting Santander department to explore some of Colombia’s most beautiful scenery and gorgeous colonial towns. Santander is not Colombia’s most visited region by a long way, yet remains popular due to it’s unique architecture, varied gastronomy and unrivaled opportunities for adventure sports. So, for anyone thinking of a visit, [...]
We recently published a post detailing a dream 2 week beach holiday itinerary for anyone visiting Colombia; now, there’s so much more to this country than just sunny, sandy beaches, so we thought we’d bring you some more itineraries to suit specific interests. As with the last post, these are only suggested itineraries, and [...]
Tomorrow marks (yet another) Colombian National Holiday. I know, there are loads, right!? Well, there’s a good reason for August 7th being a day of celebration and remembrance: this date marks the anniversary of the Battle of Boyaca, the key battle in Colombian territory of the Wars of Independence. The battle took place in [...]
Para leer la versión en español, dale click aqui So far I’ve just arrived and sat on the terrace of “El Colonial” in the main square of the city, and I start to fall for Veracruz for a very simple reason: there is an authenticity to this place. It is full of local people, enjoying [...]
It’s August and it’s Friday: the first day of the month and the last of the working week! The Perfect Storm of wonderfulness! It doesn’t get much better than that: August is an amazing month to travel in Colombia, so we’ve got that to celebrate; and Friday is generally acknowledged as a pretty good [...]
Tomorrow is the start of August (that’s flown by!), and with August come many exciting opportunities for travel in Colombia. Of course, every month here is pretty amazing for travel, however, August offers a number of unique chances to experience a range of Colombian traditions and festivals, as well as some once-in-a-year moments that [...]
Apenas he llegado y sentado en la terraza de “El Colonial” en el zócalo de la ciudad, ya empiezo a enamorarme de Veracruz por una razón muy sencilla: esto que estoy viendo no es una puesta en escena para los turistas como sucede en muchas otras ciudades del mundo, esta es gente real disfrutando de [...]