tayrona park colombia

1. The beaches are really disappointing   2. And the cities aren’t much better…   3. And don’t even get us started on the terrible weather!   4. The people are so closed and unfriendly…   5. They never seem to have any fun…   6. Everyone is always dressed in such dull and boring outfits!       7. The […]

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 […]

Blending in in Bogota

This is a guest post by Jade Longelin, author of the blog Bogotastic (find out more about Jade at the bottom of the post)… You have just arrived in the capital and have mapped out all the things to see in Bogotá, including the main tourist attractions, the best eats in town, and the most […]

Medellin Rooftop

This is a guest post written by US travel writer Kim Merritt… “Are you crazy?” That was the usual reaction after telling my family and friends I would be spending a month traveling through Colombia. But as a girl who almost always travels alone I’m used to people thinking I’m nuts. “What if you get […]

Welcome to Colombia

  Emigrating to a new country can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience whichever way you look at it – we’re talking about relocating your entire life, meeting new people, finding new places to live and hang out, setting up new phone contracts, bank accounts etc…it’s a tough thing to get your head around. As a […]

Is It Safe For Your Parents to Visit Colombia?

  Following on from yesterday’s post about where to take your parents when they visit Colombia, I though a post aiming to allay any fears they might have of visiting one of the world’s most misunderstood countries was called for. Sure, many of you might be backpacking through Colombia with no thought to your parents ever […]

La Guajira Colombia

  Travel is a wonderful way to broaden your mind, change your perception on the world, and meet amazing people from diverse places. Yet there are a number of different ways of experiencing the magic of travel: hostels or hotels? Planes or buses? And, for me, the big one, solo or group? The way you […]

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 […]