Termales del Ruiz Manizales (Photo: Ferney Salgado)

  I have just returned from a fantastic blog trip to Manizales with the ‘Corporacion para el Fomento del Aviturismo en Colombia’, where we visited some wonderful examples of the stunning natural wonders to be found in the outskirts of the city, in the Caldas countryside. We spent one great day high up in the paramo of […]

Tallest Colombia

  Colombia has a number of amazing statistics: some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, nearly 20% of all known bird species, the most amphibians, around half of all the known ecosystems on the planet. There are so many enviable numbers associated with Colombia that it’s tough to narrow anything down to one humble blog post, […]

Los Nevados, courtesy of Off2Colombia.com

Pereira is one of the three cities that make up Colombia’s Coffee Triangle. Like neighbouring cities Armenia and Manizales, Pereira is surrounded by stunning, varied scenery and boasts incredible natural resources. The city is surrounded by the Otun an Consota Rivers and looming over the horizon are the snow-capped peaks of Los Nevados National Natural Park. The surrounding region offers ample […]

  Now, I know that it gets bandied around a fair bit here in Colombia, but I´m still a bit confused. Paisa is quite the loaded term. I´ve heard a wild story that claims it originated when the bold Antioqueños were pushing for their department´s independence. The new country (¨pais¨ in Spanish) was going to be called […]

Manizales is called ‘The City of Open Doors’. A beautifully located city with a buzzing nightlife, it’s one of Colombia’s most exciting cities to visit and, yet, remains delightfully off-the-beaten track. Manizales is the capital of the Caldas department and, along with Armenia and Pereira, forms what is known as Colombia’s Coffee Triangle. It’s a […]