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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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How I afford to travel long term

People are always asking me how I have been travelling for so long or travellers are shocked when I tell them how long I have been travelling. I will start with a bit of background about me. I was a qualified teacher in England before deciding to quit my job…
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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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