Colombia

Adventures from the beautiful and extremely diverse Colombia. From the coastal cities of Santa Marta, Cartagena and Riohacha to the inner metropolises of Bogota, Medellin and Cali.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh April 3, 2014
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Colombia is stunningly beautiful, great fun and an amazing place to visit as a traveller or backpacker. However, as it’s such a large country, planning a trip there can be overwhelming, with so many options for places to see and things to do. A lot of people have asked me what places I would recommend […]

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Photo of the Week: Dia de las Velitas in Cali, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh December 7, 2013
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Today, December 7th, Colombia celebrates Dia de las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles) and I was lucky to be in Cali, Colombia, last year to experience it. I love these traditional Colombian holidays, of which there are many! On Dia de las Velitas, people place candles all along the streets, outside their homes and […]

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30 Beautiful Photos Of Cartagena To Inspire You To Visit Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh October 29, 2013
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This photo essay was the winner of Hostelworld’s Travel Story of the Year Awards 2013 for the Photo category! Thank you to everyone who voted for it! Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The colours, sounds and atmosphere never cease to make me swoon and it was no different […]

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Why Do Travelers Fall So In Love With Colombia?

by Stephanie Walsh July 16, 2013
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There’s just something about Colombia. It’s just a beautiful, colourful, friendly, welcoming, fun, energetic and lovable country. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across through the blogging world and in ‘real’ life, who have fallen head over heels in love with this beautiful country. In fact, many of those travelers now call […]

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101 Reasons To Love Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh July 15, 2013
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Now that I’ve finally booked flights home to Ireland for a visit, I have started to reminisce about my time here in Colombia. I’ve spent a total of 14 non-consecutive months in this country and I have had an amazing time. I dare say, it has even been life changing. I have met amazing people, […]

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Hiking Volcán Azufral And The Spectacular Laguna Verde in Southern Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh June 28, 2013
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In the southern department of Nariño, tucked away in the Colombian Andes, rests a spectacular green lake, Laguna Verde, inside the crater of a semi-dormant volcano, known as Volcán Azufral. During our visit to Pasto, we decided to visit this remote and difficult to reach site. After a two hour journey to the town of […]

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Carnaval de Negros y Blancos de Pasto, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh February 11, 2013
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Attending the craziness of the Carnaval de Negros y Blancos (Blacks and Whites’ Carnival) in Pasto, Colombia has been one of the best experiences I’ve had here. I’m going to make a completely uninformed statement and say that this annual Colombian carnival would blow the Tomato Throwing Festival (La Tomatina) in Spain, Holi Festival in […]

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How To Survive A Long Distance Bus Journey In Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh February 5, 2013
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I’ve been on my fair share of long distance bus journeys in Colombia and beyond, over the past couple of months, but only recently on a trip to Pasto, in the south of Colombia, did I really feel like I was in some sort of battle for my safety! This article could easily have been […]

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2012; A Year Of Growing Through Travel

by Stephanie Walsh January 29, 2013
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This past year has been, without doubt, one of the best years of my life. There was, of course, many difficult times and times I wished for nothing more than to be back in Ireland, in the safety and familiarity of my home with family and friends. But those hard times always passed, and overall, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh August 11, 2012
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Top Tips for Getting There, Saving Money, Camping and Making the Most of a Trip to Tayrona National Natural Park, Santa Marta, Colombia.   Welcome to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Tayrona National Natural Park‘. This is a fairly extensive and detailed post designed for those people who are planning a trip to Tayrona National Natural […]

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