Tag Archive: life

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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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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Pereira, Colombia: coffee and relaxing

Pereira is another city in the coffee region, not as big as Armenia but still a decent size. It kind of feels more warm and homely, and reminded a lot of my hometown, Brighton. When one asks a Colombian about Pereira, the first thing they will say is there’s a lot…
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Armenia, Colombia: coffee tour in Buenasvista

It was time to travel as I had a week off teaching as it was Semana Santa: basically Easter week. After different discussions with friends around the country, we decided to do the coffee region plus Medellin, which is my current home town. Our first stop was Armenia, a city…
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Things to do in Jerico, Antioquia

Jerico is a beautiful town in the state of Antioquia, just south-west of Medellin. It’s actually my favourite pueblo in the whole of Colombia. I just don’t know how to describe it. It is a small village with incredible, colourful buildings along straight roads and surrounded by mountains. There is…
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SENA and Volunteers Colombia orientation

It’s time to start my orientation and actually settle in Colombia for a few months. I hadn’t worked since being in Australia and that was just under 5 months ago. Back to the work life will be slightly hard but at least it’s in another country, where I get to…
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Life discovery

Why do I exist? What’s my purpose? Does my life matter? Why am I alive? These were question posed to me on my adventure day with Life Discovery Charity. They made me stop and think, no really think. They gave me time to think: space to think. Most people haven’t…
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