Salento

My final stop in exploring Colombia was the small town Salento in the region of Quindío. During my travels I’ve been blessed with more often than not good weather. With this in mind, it wasn’t a disappointment to be met with a few days of rain and cloud. Founded in 1842, Salento was one of…

Cartagena

Next stop was the enchanting Cartagena, Colombia’s crown jewel of the Caribbean coast. During my time there, I explored “The Walled City” , the city’s old town that has a 6.5 mile wall surrounding itself that was built by the Spanish. It was only on my return to Medéllin that I realised that Cartagena’s old…

Parque Tayrona

Happy belated Easter to whoever is reading this. Back home in England during the Easter period, it’s a blessing with Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday giving people deserved time off. Over here in Colombia though, they take it up a notch – everyone has the whole week off! Take note England! So with this…

Medellin vs Nacional – Derby day

The Paisa Derby. The biggest match in Colombian football. In the red corner we have Independiente Medellin, the older club at 102 years old. In the green corner we have Atletico Nacional, 68 years old and the most successful Colombian club side. As a reflection of this, they are known locally as “The king of…

Medellín Homestay

Here I am, back in Medellin, the Paisa region of Colombia. For the next month i’ll be living with a Colombian family whilst also attending Spanish school. This is something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while. A real immersion experience. I’m aiming to secure a good foundational level of Spanish – hopefully i…

Bogota

Reaching Bogota in many ways was the end of one journey, and the start of another. It was time my best friend Ross had to go home. We had started our epic adventure 5 months ago when set off from London Gatwick: Destination Miami, Florida. Together we had the trip of a lifetime. 10 countries…

San Gil

Down the road from Chicamocha lies San Gil, a small town of roughly 40,000 people. The town is growing due to the fact that it is the adventure sport tourism hotspot in Colombia. In addition to the paragliding that I did a few days ago, other popular activities include white water rafting, rock climbing, caving…

Guatepe

Guatepe is a small lakeside town no further than a few hours from Medellin. I had heard it was a wonderful place to visit as my sister was here several months ago. The town is best known for 2 things; Embalse El Peñol, a man made lake of huge significance to Colombia and El Peñol,…

Medellín – City of Eternal Spring

After a short and smooth plane journey consisting of a good sleep and Janus and I convincing Ross to start watching “Narcos”, I arrived in the City of Eternal Spring – Medellín. Once upon a time it was the home of Pablo Escobar, the Medellin Cartel and it held the title of being the most…

Carpurganá

After travelling Central America for the past 4 months I washed up in Carpurganá – the starting point for my South American adventure. When looking at a map, it is simply where Central America ends and South America begins. Both towns are situatated in the far reaches of North West Colombia whose coastline sits on the Carribean….