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 […]

Fin del Mundo Mocoa Colombia

  Writing about how to visit Mocoa in Colombia’s southern Putumayo department has become somewhat of a hobby and passion of mine – I have written blogs about hiking to the Fin del Mundo waterfalls, visiting the Paway Amazonian Ecological Center, and explaining the 10 reasons why you absolutely have to visit Mocoa. Why am […]

Visit Mocoa Putumayo

  There’s another puente (or Colombian national holiday) next weekend and, instead of heading a couple of hours away to tierra caliente, I have (happily) accepted the ‘offer’ to accompany some friends on another trip to Mocoa in Putumayo – my third this year! The majority of Colombians have never visited the department and most foreign tourists to Colombia […]

Paway Centro Ecoturistico Amazónico, Mocoa

  I’ve been spending some time down in the jungle over the past few days, getting to know Mocoa (the capital of Putumayo department) and it’s surrounding jungles and waterfalls. It’s remarkable that in just 12 hours on a night bus from the Andean chill of the ‘refrigerator’ (as people often call Bogota) you can […]

Mocoa Putumayo

  Don’t panic, the world isn’t actually ending down here in Putumayo! The End of the World refers to a waterfall known locally as El Fin del Mundo. But I should backtrack first and get to the point: where are we? Mocoa is a small city on the fringes of the jungle, which is often referred […]