Out Of Water On An 8 Hour Hike

Thirsty, hot, tired, out of water…desperate. These are the thoughts that went through my mind as the entire group had run out of water only after 3 hours on an 8-hour hike. Altitude sickness, 30 degrees sun, then the cold at 3700 meters above sea level (m.a.s.). These are the facts we had to deal…

Budget Travel In Sogamoso & Villa de Leyva

My last week in Colombia was all about avoiding Bogotá. Throughout the first 4 weeks of my stay in Colombia, I had only gotten shit reviews about Bogotá. “It’s ugly”, “it’s cold as hell”, “it’s sketchy”, “I got robbed at knifepoint”…..enough! Even though I normally take advise on any location with a grain of salt and would…

Adrenaline Seeking in San Gil

For the last two years one of the things I have come to realize about me is that I am an early-stage adrenaline junkie. Some may say I have a death wish, while others may just think that I’ve lost my mind trying all these seemingly dangerous things. But to me it’s all part of…

My Week In Medellín

The hardest part of writing about Medellín is finding something to say about this city that has not been said or written before. It is also quite hard for me to write about big cities because honestly, I just don’t like big cities. Since leaving Lima in early February I had only stepped foot into…

Backpacking in Southern Colombia

Before coming into Colombia I met this Colombian couple who mentioned to me that “there is nothing to see in the south” of Colombia and that I “should avoid it” and simply “pass through it”. After spending two full weeks roaming the southern cities of Pasto, Popayán and Tierradentro, I couldn’t disagree more. I’m loving backpacking in southern…

Why Salento Is A Must-See in Colombia

Colorful and full of life, the city of Salento is the perfect backpacker retreat for those looking to get away from the hustling and bustling of big cities like Medellin or Bogotá. Salento is situated amidst the Eje Cafetero (coffee region) of Colombia. Its colorful streets and laid back attitude are only the beginning. The numerous…

Why I Might Never Leave Colombia

My decision to come to Colombia can be best described as out-of-the-blue and last minute. Having started my trip in Peru, and my original plan to visit Bolivia and Argentina no longer being appealing, I decided to make the trip north and travel to Colombia. I am now only two weeks into my Colombia adventure,…

Crossing Borders: From Ecuador to Colombia

My time in Ecuador this time was short, but it was quite well spent discovering a new city: Cuenca. Charming, full of pretty sights and warm people, Cuenca was an unexpected surprise. Having already visited Ecuador, I was eager to discover Colombia. So eager that I booked yet another overnight bus to the border. The bus ride from…