best islands in colombia

  Colombia tiene una buena cantidad de islas: es el único país de Sudamérica que tiene costa en el Pacífico y el mar Caribe, y mucha costa significa muchas islas. No estamos hablando de rocas inaccesibles y azotadas por el viento y el clima (aunque también haya un par de esas): Colombia es hogar de […]

cerros de mavecure guainia colombia

  When Colombians go to the polls this Sunday (October 2) they will be asked a simple question with a thousand different potential outcomes, consequences and potential developments: ‘SI’ or ‘NO’ to the peace deal with the FARC. President Juan Manuel Santos has already been quoted as saying that a ‘No’ vote means that “the guerrilla commanders […]

Providencia Colombia

  Colombia is absolutely chock-a-block (translation for non-native English speakers: full of) with islands: it’s the only country in South America that has both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, and lots of coast means lots of islands. And we’re not talking windswept, weather-beaten, inaccessible rocks here (although there are a fair few of those as well): […]

San Antero Donkey Festival

  If the Wanderlust strikes you this Easter week, but you really don’t feel like long religious processions between churches (beautiful and fascinating…but it’s a lot of walking, and we’re on holiday!), then there’s at least one rather alternative Colombian festival that you might be interested in…I’m talking, of course, about the Festival del Burro, […]

Tolú is a small, lively village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It’s notable for its beautiful beaches, its nearby tropical islands, and for the volume of the music the locals play as they cycle around town. Yes, you read that right, as they cycle. In Tolú cars are dinosaurs of the 20th Century, incapable of playing […]