Month: May 2018

Colombia

Top Things to do in Bogotá

Bogotá is Colombia’s capital and home to over 8 million people. The 3rd highest capital in South America (after Quito, Ecuador and Sucre, Bolivia), standing at 2,640m above sea level, Bogotá will quite literally take your breath away! A vast and sprawling city, the main tourist district is La Candelaria, where […]

Colombia

One full day in Villa de Leyva

The journey to Villa de Leyva from San Gil through the misty valleys was unforgettable. It felt as if we were transported back in time as we disembarked from the bus, probably due to the white washed buildings, cobblestones and the light fog that was hanging in the air. With […]

Colombia

San Gil – Colombia’s Adventure Capital

San Gil is a small town located in the Santander department of Colombia. It is known as Colombia’s adventure capital, and for good reason. Within close proximity to rivers and canyons, this town is the perfect town to appease the needs of all adrenaline junkies. How we got there – […]

Colombia

El Camino Real – Barichara to Guane

One of the main reasons we came to San Gil was due to its close proximity to Barichara and the famous Camino Real. The Camino Real is a lovely 10km hike from Barichara to Guane, following a pre-colombian road that was rebuilt in the 1860’s. Barichara Cathedral To get to Barichara […]

Colombia

Medellín – The City of Eternal Spring!

The first thing that greeted us in Medellín was rain, which was such a change from life on the Carribean coast for the last number of weeks. I’d nearly go as far and say it was a welcome change from the heat! Medellín is known as the City of the Eternal Spring, […]

Colombia

Guatapé – Colour Personified

We went to Guatapé on a day trip from Medellín and it has become one of the favourite villages we have visited. You can only feel happy when walking through the colourful streets admiring the facades of buildings covered in bright colours and images. Many of which allude to what service […]