Colombia

Should You Visit Villa De Leyva on a Day Trip?

A visit to the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva is like stepping back in time into Colombia’s past. With its 400-year-old Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and all-white buildings, it’s a stunning looking town, so it definitely should be on your Colombian itinerary. However, many people visit Villa de Leyva as a day trip from Bogota...

Our Complete Guide to Bogota, Colombia

I’m not going to lie, even though we booked a week in Bogota, we didn’t expect much from it. Bogota is not a place that most people rush to when they visit Colombia. A lot of people only spend a day or two there and others don’t even bother visiting Bogota at all. It’s just another big city, right? Of course, the capital of Colombia is a big city. After all, it has a...

Hiking the Cerro de Monserrate, Bogota

Walking around Bogota, you can’t miss spotting the Cerro de Monserrate, the large hill that rises above downtown Bogota. With its church perched on top of it, the highest point in Bogota stands out. Monserrate is one of Bogota’s most popular tourist attractions because, as you can imagine, from its peak at 3200 metres above sea level, you get amazing views of the...

Searching for El Dorado in Guatavita, Colombia

Have you heard of the legend of El Dorado? Maybe you’ve read a book about it or even seen the Disney movie? It turns out that this widespread legend is one of South America’s most mysterious stories and one that was born not far outside of Bogota, Colombia’s capital city. During our week in Bogota, we wanted to learn more about this mystical legend. So we went on a...

Cartagena Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

There is really no need for an introduction to Cartagena, Colombia’s most Instagram-prominent city. Cartagena is the perfect place for a warm-weather getaway. Cartagena has it all, that tropical Caribbean vibe and a historic old-town packed with colourful colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. Then there’s its charismatic locals, the nearby tropical islands...

Hiking in the Tayrona National Park from the Calabazo entrance

The Tayrona National Park is one of the prettiest national parks in Colombia. Located on the Caribbean Coast, Tayrona is pretty much paradise on earth. With palm trees galore, stunning blue water, white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife, it’s everything you might be looking for in a tropical getaway. It sounds perfect and it sure is! The only problem with Tayrona...

A Perfect Trip to Guatapé: Colombia’s Most Colourful Town

No trip to Medellín would be complete without spending some time in Guatapé, Colombia’s most colourful town. Guatapé is only a two-hour ride from Medellín and it’s the perfect getaway from that big city. You can go there for the day or spend a night or two there as we did. Whatever you do, you are going to love Guatapé, it’s impossible not to!  El Peñon What to...

Monthly Update – August 2019

How did a visit by Justin Bieber in 2013 lead to a flourishing street art scene in Bogota? Well, that’s just one of the fascinating things we learned during our travels in August. Read on to find out why! August was all about Colombia. At the end of July, we’d just finished ten days in Medellin. We were heading up to the north of the country, to explore the Caribbean...

Medellín: A Guide to the Most Innovative City in the World

Not so long ago, Medellín was a no-go city for tourists. In fact, in the ’80s, Medellín had the highest homicide rate in the world. Pablo Escobar and other cartel members were turning the city into a war zone and their violence was at its peak. Thankfully, after Pablo Escobar died in 1993, things started to turn around for Medellín. Since then, Medellín has become...

A Visit to Salento Our Favourite Town in Colombia

The small town of Salento is nestled in the middle of the Colombian Zona Cafetera. Only a few years ago, Salento was not a safe place to travel to. It was totally off the tourist grid, thanks to the guerrillas who had control over the whole region. However, things have changed for the better in recent years. Like many other destinations in Colombia, Salento is now...