Photo: Coffee Management Services

  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 […]

vallenato festival valledupar colombia

  The northern Colombian city of Valledupar is famous for a few things and, although not especially well-known by travelers to Colombia, is especially iconic for it’s status as the birthplace and spiritual home of vallenato music, a traditional folk music form which has become arguably Colombia’s most popular musical genre (at least within the country). And […]

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 […]

  Valledupar, the capital city of Cesar department in the north of Colombia, is a small city in a gorgeous and privileged location sandwiched between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serrania de Perija mountains. It is famous for vallenato music, the insistent, accordion-led songs which you will undoubtedly hear emanating from every bar and […]

visit valledupar colombia

  Valledupar isn’t the most attractive city in the world. While its main square is large and lined with trees, other streets can be found strewn with garbage that rots in the incessant, irrepentant heat. Many areas are industrious, dizzyingly chaotic and lacking in any real significant charm that might transform these traits into something […]