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”