Colombia

Colombia is a country that stole my heart from the minute I set foot on the shores of Capurgana. It is extremely easy to Navigate and even traveling alone and with limited Spanish it was a hasslefree and enjoyable journey.

Buses are king in Colombia and you can rock up to the central bus station in a town and find a bus going to almost every major city. There was no need to prebook although you can online and there are 100s of competing companies so haggling for a price is fully acceptable. Overnight buses are a good way to save money on lodging as well, just be mindful that they are cold! Even on a roasting hot day the aircon is set to arctic….you have been warned!

Because of the diverse climates to fully appreciate this country you should spend at least a few weeks and travel from north to south. On the Northern coast there are tropical islands and rainforests, in the centre there is rolling hills and forests and in the South mountains and hidden valleys. There is something for everyone in Colombia!

Images by Pedro

Guatape

Islands floating in a deep blue lake, cool breezes and a haven for hiking and outdoor sports, Guatape is a perfect place to spend a few days relaxing in nature.

Salento

I had never heard of Salento before coming to Colombia until it was casually mentioned by other travelers. This mystical town in the southern hills with towering palm trees and lush forests. It just sounded like a dream, rolling coffee bean farms, horses and jeeps the only means of transport on the dirt trails,  I… Continue reading Salento