Nov 27

Welcome to the team Paul Giles! See Colombia Travel’s newest travel writer

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest member of the team, Paul Giles. Here he is to tell you a little bit about himself, and what he’s doing in our beloved Colombia.

Paul, See Colombia Travel's newest writer, at a poetry reading in Sydney
Paul, See Colombia Travel’s newest writer, at a poetry reading in Sydney

Well, I’d like to extend a warm thanks for the welcome – both to the team, and this unpredictably magical country of Colombia. I must say that it´s a bit of a happy accident that I’ve found myself here at all. After flitting back and forth between Australia and Asia for a few years, I felt the South American continent calling me. I thought I´d end up in Argentina or somewhere, but ever since I´ve made it to Colombia, good things just seem to manifest themselves before my eyes.

Paul in Parque Virrey, Bogotá
Paul in Parque Virrey, Bogotá

Whether it is the funky, slightly grungy energy of the capital, Bogota; the steamy sass of Cartegena; the Carribean beauty of Tayrona; or the jaw-dropping gorgeousness of the coffee region; I’ve found it difficult not to fall in love with the country and its people. As I write this, I realise that I was meant to have left for other destinations a bit more than a week ago, but just didn´t really want to catch that flight. Although I´ve already had a good taste of the riches of Colombia, I´m quite certain what I´ve experienced so far is little more than an entree to what this friendly, diverse, and magical country has to offer.

The impressive view of Bogotá
The impressive view of Bogotá

As for myself, I´m passionate about a number of things; travel (duh), poetry, food, good drinks, and ridiculous clothing. And, from what I´ve seen so far, I´m confident Colombia is a peculiarly amenable environment to sustain and develop such passions.

So that’s it! We’re looking forward to hearing all about Paul’s journeys in Colombia and we hope you are too. Stay tuned.

Paul & Paul

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