best islands in colombia

  Colombia tiene una buena cantidad de islas: es el único país de Sudamérica que tiene costa en el Pacífico y el mar Caribe, y mucha costa significa muchas islas. No estamos hablando de rocas inaccesibles y azotadas por el viento y el clima (aunque también haya un par de esas): Colombia es hogar de […]

cerros de mavecure guainia colombia

  When Colombians go to the polls this Sunday (October 2) they will be asked a simple question with a thousand different potential outcomes, consequences and potential developments: ‘SI’ or ‘NO’ to the peace deal with the FARC. President Juan Manuel Santos has already been quoted as saying that a ‘No’ vote means that “the guerrilla commanders […]

kite surfing cabo de la vela colombia

  In the middle of June, I arrived in beautiful Cabo de la Vela, a tiny town in La Guajira, the northernmost region of Colombia: home to much of the country’s indigenous population, and seemingly, most of the country’s wind. ‘Cabo de la Vela’ translates to ‘Cape of the Sail’, and for good reason. For […]

Arepas_de_huevo (Photo: Jdvillalobos on Wikipedia)

  Many foreigners in Colombia will see the title of this post (in spite of the ‘?’) as pure sacrilege: the humble arepa is often treated with barely masked disdain by the growing number of foreigners visiting Colombia or calling the country home. Many Colombians might be in pretty strong disagreement as well, citing ajiaco, bandeja paisa, sancocho […]

Photo: Coffee Management Services https://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeemanagement/10033404275

  My name is Chris, and I drink. Coffee. Quite a lot of coffee in fact. A friend of mine just opened up a lovely little restaurant and coffee bar in La Candelaria (Papaya Gourmet, since you ask), and according to him I’m just about the only person who’ll come in, sit down, and proceed to […]

cartagena colombia itinerary

  Colombia travel has changed dramatically over the 5-or-so years that we’ve been working as a Colombia travel blog – back in 2011 when we started blogging about this country most people travelling in Colombia were here backpacking, taking their time and moving around the country for at least 2-4 weeks at a time, often with […]