Colombia

Weekends in Jerico, Antioquia

I have been to Jerico three times now and actually love the pueblo. The first time was completely by chance and just stayed here for a day. I had just met a guy, who needed to go here for work so asked if I would like to go with him….
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Minca, Colombia: motorbike burns and hiking

Minca is a small, tranquil town in the mountains about an hour away from Santa Marta, with lots of cafes, hikes and bird-watching spots. From the hostel in the centre of Santa Marta, we caught a taxi, costing us 60,000 pesos between four of us. When we told the taxi…
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Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Tayrona National Park is just north of Santa Marta on the coast with several picturesque beaches, forest, different trails and a native community amongst the mountains. After waking up in Santa Marta, packing a small bag and checking out, we caught a taxi (as there was four of us) to…
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Santa Marta, Colombia: beaches and scuba diving 

Santa Marta is a town east of Cartagena still along the beach. It took just under 5 hours from Cartagena in a mini van through Barranquilla. Once I arrived, it was late but I managed to find my hostel using map.me. My hostel wasn’t in the centre but to be honest,…
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La Boquilla beach, Cartagena

La Boquilla beach is situated about 5km east of the historical centre in Cartagena. It’s easy to get there, see Cartagena’s historical centre and transport, Colombia. It takes around 15 minutes but definitely worth the effort because in my opinion, it’s one of the best beaches in Cartegena. I was…
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Cartagena’s historical centre and transport, Colombia

Cartagena is a small city on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, with a beautiful historic centre and beaches. It was founded in the 16th century, where there are cobbled streets, the wall ruins and colonial buildings. It is a very popular tourist destination for both Colombians and foreigners. After a…
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Tranquil evening in the historic centre of Cartegena 

Arriving in Cartegena meant that I got to watch the beautiful sunset, overlooking the ocean. The friends that I was staying with from my teaching programme, lives in La Boquilla, literally on the beach, which was an absolute treat. There were also two others visiting my friend from London so…
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Guatape, Antioquia: a slight disaster

Guatape is a village east of Medellin in Colombia. It is a very popular place to go among tourists and locals because of its beauty and unique, colourful houses. Unfortunately, my day trip to Guatape was a slight disaster. I had a week off work for Semana Santa (Easter) so…
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Teaching English as a Foreign language in Medellin, Colombia

My teaching experience in Colombia will be completely different to others who have also taught there. If you have ever wanted to teach abroad, Colombia is a great country to start with its relaxed culture, friendly people and beautiful cities. I initially wanted to teach in Colombia for 2 reasons:…
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