Salento, Colombia

22nd October 2019 This is Salento, the coffee region of Colombia. It’s a small, colourful town surrounded by rich countryside. It feels like an old wild western, with dusty taverns, wooden swinging doors and locals wearing crisp cowboy hats as they ride their horses through the square. I spent this week at a beautiful hostel,Continue reading “Salento, Colombia”

Deeper in Tayrona, Colombia

9th October 2019 I am in the jungle; deep inside the leafy, humid, creepy-crawly mass that is the Sierra Nevada. A few days ago, I trekked for two hours through the heat of the day with all my belongings on my back, continuously uncertain that I was even heading in the right direction. Twice IContinue reading “Deeper in Tayrona, Colombia”

Tayrona, Colombia

6th October 2019 Last night, through the determined rain, I arrived at Tayrona National Park. It’s a protected area at the northern peak of Colombia, with pristine white beaches, towering palm trees, exotic birds and swinging monkeys. You could say that visiting here was the main reason I came to Colombia — for months IContinue reading “Tayrona, Colombia”

Barú Island

1st October 2019 I’ve just come back from Barú Island, where I was staying on a beach called Playa Blanca. It’s a white-sanded stretch lapped by the Caribbean sea; bustling with restaurants and bars only metres away from the water, where locals walk up and down selling goods of jewellery and chopped exotic fruit. TheContinue reading “Barú Island”

Cartagena, Colombia

28th September 2019 Two days ago I stepped foot on Colombian soil for the first time. Now, I am in Cartagena, breathing in it’s effervescent, Caribbean, salsa-filled air. My legs are sticking to the chair as I wait for my brunch to arrive. A nice girl just delivered me a pot of tea, which IContinue reading “Cartagena, Colombia”