Family holiday in ColombiaFamily holiday in Colombia

  I have lived, worked and traveled in Colombia for almost 3 years now, on and off, and have been lucky enough to have my parents come over and visit me 3 times (I’m an only child, it helps!). We have had some amazing trips to a variety of diverse and beautiful places, but these […]

Salento Colombia

  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 […]

Tejo Colombia

  Tejo is one of those things that nobody really believes in outside of Colombia: try telling people that the national sport of the country you live in involves chucking metal lumps at gunpowder whilst getting slowly (and often compulsorily) drunk, and they often won’t believe you, or at least assume you’re exaggerating. The game […]

José Celestino Mutis Botanical Gardens

  As this past Monday was a holiday here in Colombia (as it seems every other weekend is sometimes!) I decided not to sit around sleeping off the inevitable novelty-Sunday-party hangover, but do some research for this blog instead (so professional!), and enjoy a day at one of Bogota’s most beautiful tourist attractions; the José Celestino […]

Parque Arvi Medellin

  One of my favorite things to do with kids (or aunts, uncles, friends, anyone really) in Medellin is to take the metrocable to Parque Arvi. This day trip will take you from the most urban to the most rural areas of Medellin, and give you a whole new perspective of the city. And, a real plus when […]