Utria National Park Choco Colombia

  So, it’s 2016, and there has never been a better time to visit Colombia and explore it’s myriad destinations, remarkable diversity, and varied culture. Of course there are the classics: no self-respecting Colombia traveler ends up missing many of Cartagena, Tayrona, Medellin, Cali or Bogota. However, there are so many incredible destinations to visit […]

Colombian Coffee

  Is Colombian coffee the best in the world?! The experts certainly seem to think it’s up there, and we most definitely agree! But why is coffee in Colombia so good? Today, on International Coffee Day (October 1st) we thought we’d take a look at the best of Colombian coffee and give you the 8 reasons […]

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 […]

La Victoria Caldas Colombia

  I recently took a last-minute trip to the small town of Victoria in the very south of Caldas department (so far south in fact, that much of the landscape you can see in these photos is actually Tolima), ostensibly in search of birds (the forests above the town are home to a surprisingly number […]

Tejo Colombia

  Tejo is one of those things that nobody really believes in outside of Colombia: try telling people that the national sport of the country you live in involves chucking metal lumps at gunpowder whilst getting slowly (and often compulsorily) drunk, and they often won’t believe you, or at least assume you’re exaggerating. The game […]

Cafe Cultor Bogota

  Last week, I wrote a post about the growing specialty coffee culture in Colombia. But the real question is: “Where can I experience this?” If, like me, you are looking not just for a mind-blowing cup of coffee (because, let’s face it, sometimes I can’t tell much more than that it tastes like great […]

Colombian coffee

  At this moment Colombia contains 6 UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites; one of those is the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, which was declared a World Heritage site in 2011. UNESCO describes it as “an exceptional example of a sustainable and productive cultural landscape that is unique and representative of a tradition that is a […]