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Off the gringo trail on the beaches of Tolú, Colombia 

As Colombia becomes a safer place to travel, tourists are arriving in ever greater numbers, from cruise ship passengers to gap year backpackers. Consequently, it’s becoming harder to get away from the crowds, but there’s one place just a few hours along the coast from Cartagena that sees comparatively few foreign travellers – Tolú. 480 more words


A perfect Caribbean Coast Adventure: Colombia Calling

White sand beaches, lush green forest, lavish colonial architecture, meandering rivers and parties aplenty. You better believe it… this is Colombia!

So, we had explored its ancient history in the south, sipped our way through the coffee region, explored the city streets, rumbled through the jungle and trotted around the countryside. 1,040 more words


Girls Surf Too...

…Yeah they do. Unless they’re me.

A few weeks before reaching Costa Rica, I’d busted my knee up pretty badly in a ridiculous snorkelling accident off the coast of Ecuador. 475 more words

South America

Cartagena at Christmas

Day 17-21: Cartagena, Colombia

How we arrived:
Yep you guessed it. We went back on the “direct” bus from Santa Marta. To make the journey a little shorter, the driver decided to drive through the city of Barranquilla at rush hour. 561 more words

City Blog

Reasons to Hate Paradise. No. 1: Giant Ants

I spent the last three days marvelling at your teamwork and wondering why the leaves nearest you weren’t good enough, but respected your lifestyle choices anyway. 521 more words

Caribbean Coast

First taste of Colombia in Santa Marta, Minca and Tyrone National Park

Day 13-17 Santa Marta

How we arrived:
After the boat trip, we had to spend one night in Cartagena as we waited to get our passports back. 453 more words

City Blog

Colourful Cartagena

As we walked through Cartagena’s evening rush hour from the bus station to our hostel it seemed like any other noisy, busy Latin American city …. 550 more words