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.

6 Lessons Learned From 6 Months of Travel – The Best Long Term Travel Tips

by Stephanie Walsh July 6, 2012
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Today is our 6-month Travel-versary! This day 6 months ago we set out on our South American adventure and began our life of long term travel. Time has flown and I can’t believe we’ve already been living a location independent lifestyle and travelling for 6 months now. The last 6 months have been amazing, and […]

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Is This Paradise? Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia’s Must-See Travel Destination

by Stephanie Walsh June 20, 2012
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The word ‘Paradise’ is over-used today. It is thrown around too lightly. A quick Google search gives over 95 million results for the word paradise…over-used much? Wikipedia describes paradise as a “place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless….in paradise there is only peace, prosperity and happiness…paradise is a place of contentment, but it […]

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Photo Essay | Colombia’s Psychedelic Underground Salt Cathedral

by Stephanie Walsh June 10, 2012
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Yes, you read correctly. A Salt Cathedral…and a very psychedelic one at that! The Salt Cathedral, about an hour outside of Bogotá in the lovely small town of Zipaquirá, is the most popular tourist destination in Colombia. People come from far and wide to visit the holy Catholic Cathedral; located 200 metres underground in a […]

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Photo of the Week | Small Girl Holds Candle During Easter Processions in Popayán

by Stephanie Walsh May 18, 2012
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This weeks Photo of the Week is again combined with #FriFotos theme of HOLY PLACES.   A small girl holds a candle during the Easter processions in Popayán, Colombia. Popayán holds Colombia’s biggest celebration of Easter Week (Semana Santa) with daily processions through the historical centre of the town during Holy Week. UNESCO has declared […]

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Parque Del Café – Coffee, Culture and Roller-Coasters

by Stephanie Walsh May 16, 2012
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You really can’t visit Colombia, the home of some of the worlds best coffee, without visiting the Coffee Triangle, called so because of the axis formed between the regions of Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda which are the main coffee producing zones in Colombia. Within the Coffee Triangle is the famous Colombian National Coffee Park (Parque […]

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Photo of the Week | Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh May 11, 2012
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My first ‘Photo of the Week‘ combines the #FriFotos theme of #Paradise.   Cabo San Juan Beach in Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia Parque Tayrona is one of the most spectacular places I have been. The unspoilt beaches, overlooked by the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada, in this gigantic nature park are incredible. […]

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Valle Del Cocora | Colombia’s Cold Mountain Hideaway

by Stephanie Walsh May 8, 2012
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Valle del Cocora is among one of the most visited regions in Colombia, due to its stunning landscapes, covered in a beautiful mountain mist almost all year round. Just 3 hours from the warm climate of Cali, Valle del Cocora feels like another country and has the unique characteristic of being almost always covered in […]

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Popayán | Easter Week in Colombias Religious Capital

by Stephanie Walsh April 10, 2012
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While in our ‘base-camp’ in Cali, we thought we would be foolish to miss out on the opportunity to visit Popayán during Easter Week (Semana Santa) and witness Colombia’s biggest and best celebration of the most important week in the Catholic Calendar. The town is famous for having rich religious traditions and every year they […]

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Neguanje – The Biggest Beach Bay in Tayrona National Nature Park, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh March 28, 2012
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Aaaand the crystal clear, blue waters of the tropic continue to amaze me! This time; Neguanje, yet another fantastic beach in Colombia and part of Tayrona National Nature Park. We didn’t go here during our 7-day camp in Tayrona as it is very far from the other main beaches but drove here with our friends […]

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Bonding with Strangers on a Lake in Colombia’s Flamingo Park

by Stephanie Walsh March 27, 2012
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During our short time in Riohacha, La Guajira, we wanted to visit the Flamingos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary (Santuario de Fauna y Flora/Parque los Flamencos). We took a cab out of Riohacha with our new taxi-driver friend, on a completely deserted straight road for about 20 minutes, when he admitted he didn’t know where the park […]

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