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Colombia is my favourite country in South America.  Backpacking in Colombia will reward you with beautiful scenery, interesting culture and incredible beaches – don’t miss it!

Awesome Budget Things to do in Bogota Colombia

Awesome Budget Things to do in Bogota Colombia

Bogota certainly isn’t my favourite place in Colombia.  Compared to the rest of this beautiful country, it is dirty, the traffic is always horrendous, and there are much better places to spend a week in Colombia, like Tayrona National Park, or the Cocora Valley for example.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find there were more than enough things to keep me occupied for a few days before I took my flight back to Mexico.  For me, to really understand…

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Food Tour & Cooking Class in Bogota with 5Bogota

Food Tour & Cooking Class in Bogota with 5Bogota

You must be realising by now that I am a huge food fan.  Everywhere I visit I am trying to take as many cooking classes and food tours as possible, from a tapas tour in Barcelona to a cooking class in Mexico City, and learning how to make chocolate in Belize, I am always on the lookout for food related activities!  When I was trying to decide what to do in Bogota, there weren’t many options for a cooking class or…

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Las Gachas and Guadalupe Colombia: The Ultimate Guide

Las Gachas and Guadalupe Colombia: The Ultimate Guide

I first came to Guadalupe Colombia in June 2016.  It was one of the last places I visited in South America before I flew home, and was one of my favourites.  This tiny town in the Santander region of Colombia was barely on the map back then, I’d read one blog article about Las Gachas, the natural plunge pools nearby, and my hostel in Bucaramanga recommended that I come here.  So, I came.  There was one hostel, one decent restaurant,…

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Why Now is the Time to Visit Colombia

Why Now is the Time to Visit Colombia

Colombia is one of my favourite countries I have visited. When Carly from Curly Bird Travel asked if she could write a blog post about Colombia, and her love for it, I couldn’t refuse.  Colombia really has to be experienced first hand, so here is Carly to tell you why now is the time to visit Colombia! I know how you feel. I was also apprehensive about beginning my South America backpacking in Colombia – especially as a solo female…

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What to Pack for La Ciudad Perdida Lost City Trek

What to Pack for La Ciudad Perdida Lost City Trek

The trek to the Ciudad Perdida, or Lost City Trek, in northern Colombia is an incredible hike.  It is not an easy walk though, and involves steep climbs and descents, two river crossings and hoards of mosquitos.  Here is a handy guide of what to pack for La Ciudad Perdida Trek to help you prepare, and handle it like a pro! I recommend Wiwa Tours for the trek, I went with them and had a great time, learning a lot about…

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Ciudad Perdida: The Lost City Trek Colombia

Ciudad Perdida: The Lost City Trek Colombia

The trek to La Ciudad Perdida or Lost City trek in Colombia is a challenging but fascinating journey that I highly recommend.  Trekking through the Colombian jungle for 4 or 5 days is beautiful, sometimes strenuous, always sweaty and at times very wet!  See how I got on when I did the Lost City Trek Colombia: READ MORE: WHAT TO PACK FOR THE LOST CITY TREK The Best Company for the Lost City Trek to Ciudad Perdida Several different companies…

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A Practical Guide to Tayrona National Park

A Practical Guide to Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park, or Parque Nacional Tayrona as it’s called in Spanish, is on the northern coast of Colombia, enjoying the heavenly warm seas of the Caribbean.  In this practical guide to Tayrona National Park you’ll see how to get there, how the hike to the camps is, what to take & where to camp in Parque Tayrona.  One of the most beautiful places I have ever been, don’t miss it! READ MORE: Tayrona Park is Much More Than Beautiful Beaches How…

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Tayrona National Park: Much More Than Beautiful Beaches

Tayrona National Park: Much More Than Beautiful Beaches

Tayrona National Park, or Parque Nacional Tayrona as its called in Spanish, should be on any Colombian itinerary.  The protected area on Colombia’s northern coast spans 150 km2 of land, and 30km2 of ocean, providing lush forest, glorious coastline and pre-Hispanic history to explore.  Obviously, the beaches are stunning, but there is more to Tayrona than just the beaches, and I’d recommend at least a two-night stay to make the most of your time here.  And definitely stay overnight, to see…

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Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Salento is a beautiful village, and the perfect base for exploring the Cocora valley.  We heard about a hike from Cocora, just 30 minutes from Salento, where you can hike through the valley, visiting a humming bird sanctuary and admiring stunning scenery including the magnificent wax palm trees that grow here. The Hike Around Cocora Valley According to my guide book the hike takes between 4-5 hours, which in my opinion is a huge under-estimation.  Including a short visit to the humming…

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Guadalupe, Santander: Off the Beaten Track in Colombia

Guadalupe, Santander: Off the Beaten Track in Colombia

Have you ever been to a place so beautiful, so pure and untainted by tourism that you wanted to keep it for yourself?  I have.  It’s called Guadalupe, Santander in Colombia.  It really is Colombia off the beaten path; a little piece of paradise away from the tourist hoards.  Come and discover the natural plunge pools, beautiful countryside and small town charm of Guadalupe Colombia. Discover Colombia Off the Beaten Track Guadalupe is a tiny town in the Santander region…

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