visit caqueta colombia

  Caquetá department is perhaps one of Colombia’s most off-the-beaten-track and least visited regions. Generally more associated with violence and the Colombian conflict, Caquetá is currently in the process of developing its tourist infrastructure, and it turns out that there are some pretty amazing things to do in the southern jungle department. With activities to suit […]

rigoberto uran colombia tour de france

  Prior to this year’s Tour de France it was generally assumed here in Colombia that Nairo Quintana was Colombia’s best chance at a podium spot. However, it was his compatriot Rigoberto Uran who stormed to a surprise 2nd place finish yesterday in Paris, with a final time of 86H 21′ 49”, just 54 seconds behind […]

trek el cocuy national park colombia

  After El Cocuy National Park reopened to visitors earlier this month (complete information here) I started reminiscing about the incredible week I spent in the wild Andean park in December 2011, when it was still entirely open to tourists and the full 5 day trekking circuit was still a possibility. My friend Colin and […]

el cocuy national park colombia

  The stunning El Cocuy National Park, which has been completely closed to visitors since February 2016, is set to reopen, albeit only partially, this Thursday, April 6. After extensive negotiations between the U’Wa indigenous community, who consider the park sacred, and the National Parks office of Colombia it has been announced that sections of […]

mavecure hills guainia colombia

  I went to see El Abrazo de la Serpiente in Bogota’s excellent alternative cinema, Cine Tonala (check out their website: they show a veriety of independent films from all over the world, serve cracking tacos, and host a weekly soul club!), just after it was first released in 2015 – yep, I know, I’m a shameless […]

tamesis antioquia colombia

  Támesis – un pueblo muy bonito en el Valle de Cartama en la región del suroeste de Antioquia a aproximadamente 3 horas desde Medellín. Rodeado por una naturaleza espectacular que invita a parar y disfrutar de las vistas del hermoso paisaje totalmente verde y natural y casas antiguas con fachadas típicas de muchos colores, […]