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…

Patagonia : Glacier Mereno

After recovering from the W Trek and a mild hangover (post trek wine is a killer) , the next stop in Patagonia was to Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina – my 12th country of this trip. The park/reserve covers an area of some 600,000 hectares in the South-westerly province of Santa Cruz and has…

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,…

Yungas – Road of Death

It begins at 15,400 feet and for an estimated 300 people a year ends in the loss of their life, yet Bolivia’s North Yungus Road – better known as ‘The Death Road’ – is among Bolivia’s largest draw cards for a thrill-seeking adventure. So after a late night in central La Paz, the journey to…

La Paz

“A re-occurring theme for my travels was the fact that I had found many capital cities along the way lacking in character – yes, they had history, art galleries and museums, but that’s all the stuff straight out of a textbook. The majority of them are the administrative capitals and not a whole lot more….

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….

Potosí

“After an afternoon of recuperating from the San Pedro to Uyuni adventure, I proceeded to Potosi – a city whose origins date back to pre Hispanic times, in the 16th century. Despite its location – perched at a dizzying height of over 4000 meters above sea-level in the Bolivian Andes, Potosi possesses a rich history.“…