Cocora Wax Palms

  Colombia is home to a startling abundance of spectacular natural phenomena: vast coastal deserts, diverse coral reefs, rainforests teeming with life, and a remarkable array of birds, plants and animals. Which is why choosing a favourite spot amongst these wonders is an almost impossible task. However, you’d be hard pressed to find a more […]

  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 […]

Salento Mirador

So, I don’t know why, but I agreed to go on a trip to the coffee triangle with the adopted little brother I never wanted. Being Australian myself, I should’ve realised how annoying and uncouth my countrymen can be, but, I’m fairly notorious for making poor judgements (apart from going to Colombia, of course), so […]

Pereira is one of the three cities that make up the Coffee Triangle in Antioquia, Colombia. 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.

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 […]