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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!

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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Horse Riding in Salento & Colombian Coffee Tasting

Horse Riding in Salento & Colombian Coffee Tasting

Salento is a pretty Colombian town, colourful and friendly, and slap-bang in Colombia’s coffee region.  Horse riding in Salento is the perfect way to explore the area, and there are various options on offer.  My friend Jen and I chose to visit a nearby coffee plantation and waterfall – around five hours in total.   The hostel booked our horse riding tour for us, and the following morning we were collected from our hostel for our Colombian coffee tasting adventure!…

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El Santuario de las Lajas – Ipiales

El Santuario de las Lajas – Ipiales

A short drive across the border between Ecuador and Colombia lies the town of Ipiales.  The town itself is no different from a hundred other little towns, except for the nearby church that was built across a river valley.  El Santuario de las Lajas is one of the world’s most beautiful churches, and definitely worth visiting if you are crossing the Ecuador – Colombia border by land, like I did. The Miracle at Las Lajas El Santuario de las Lajas…

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Entering Colombia with an Emergency Passport

Entering Colombia with an Emergency Passport

After having my passport and laptop stolen in Ecuador, I was definitely ready to leave that country, and was eager to continue my journey.  I had been looking forward to Colombia, after hearing so much from friends and fellow travellers, but was nervous to see if I would have any problems entering Colombia with an emergency passport.  I had already experienced crossing borders in most of South America, so hopefully this would be no different! After leaving Quito, I spent…

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