Is Colombia safe for gay travel

  With the steady march of gay rights over the last thirty years or so, in the world in general as much as here in Colombia –  where, despite the efforts of anti-gay rights campaigners it looks like same sex marriage will be more than just a theoretical possibility before too long – the gay travel industry […]

En el recorrido por el suroriente Antioqueno además de ver los alumbrados navideños de Medellín con el tema “Mi Navidad” también tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer turismo de aventura en el municipio de Támesis – la tierra de siempre volver, donde después de tener un acercamiento a la comunidad, las muestras culturales, la feria de ganado […]

You can find the english version of this post here: Dicen que se trata del viaje no del destino…pero ya estábamos ansiosos por llegar a la cueva prometida. Aunque el paisaje es increible y sentíamos que estábamos a punto de vivir una aventura al mejor estilo de Indiana Jones, ya habíamos estado en esa Land Rover […]

Rock formations in Tatacoa

When you mention travelling in Colombia, most people’s minds will immediately go to images of colonial gems like Cartagena, bustling metropolises such as Bogotá or idyllic beaches like the ones you’ll find in Tayrona National Park. Few will imagine the snow-capped peaks in El Cocuy, the otherworldly dunes of La Guajira or the incredible Mars-like landscapes that stretch over the […]

A street in Mompox, Colombia

  As a cynical European, I always understood Magical Realism as crazy Latin American folklore, a literary device that had no real connection to the world. My British skepticism couldn’t grasp the concept, the idea of magic being present in the mundane, real world, of normal, realistic settings going hand in hand with the extraordinary […]

San Agustin Archaological Park Easter Island Machu Picchu

A short time ago I visited San Agustin’s Archaeological Park thanks to the San Agustin town council and Disfruta San Agustin. Over the course of three very intense days, myself and Toya, from Colombia de Una really came to appreciate the potential for tourism that the region has. We already have a number of posts […]