Tag Archive: wanderlust

​Mendoza, Argentina: Wine, bikes and horses

Mendoza is a small city, North-West of Argentina and is famous for its vineyards and wine. Quite a few travellers stop here, mainly to do the wine and bike tour in the winery area. It seems like a great reason to spend a couple of days here. I was in…
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How travelling changed me

Recently I read a blog called ‘How travel killed my ambition‘ by another travel blogger and it made me stop and think, how I have changed since travelling. You always read conflicting blogs, where some would say that travelling has completely changed them as a person and their perspective whereas…
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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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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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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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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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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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