Providencia Colombia

  Colombia is absolutely chock-a-block (translation for non-native English speakers: full of) with islands: it’s the only country in South America that has both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, and lots of coast means lots of islands. And we’re not talking windswept, weather-beaten, inaccessible rocks here (although there are a fair few of those as well): […]

Tubing San Cipriano Colombia

  We’ve written previously about the experience of arriving in San Cipriano on the town’s famous brujitas: motorbikes strapped to wooden benches, zipping along train tracks through the Pacific jungle…and I’ll bet you thought that the town couldn’t possibly get any better than it’s iconic mode of transport…well, you’re wrong! And here’s why: San Cipriano is not […]

Brujitas San Cipriano

  I have travelled on some unusual modes of transportation over my many years of travel: tuk-tuks through Bangkok, sea-planes over Vancouver Island, a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara. Even in Colombia you can often find yourself crammed into the back of a 6-seater bus with 14 other people or, as happened to me […]

cazuela de mariscos colombia

  I recently spent some time in the tiny Pacific jungle village of San Cipriano in Valle del Cauca; it might not be quite on the coast, but the menus are dominated by Pacific coast seafood, as the closest major settlement is the coastal city of Buenaventura. This got me thinking about Colombian cuisine (which […]