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…

My 48 Hours in Cuenca – Ecuador

“Plans change”… That is the motto of many longterm backpacker travellers who many times have had to adjust plans and travel routes for different reasons. From staying with that pretty cool group of people we’ve met in a certain city, to a break up while on the road forcing us to reroute, one thing is certain,…

Crossing Borders: From Peru to Ecuador

Crossing borders by land in South America is far from straightforward. The bustle of border towns and cities is sometimes overwhelming, without counting the scams or robberies perpetrated by some shameless individuals. The information found on the internet, especially for the Peru-Ecuador border, is also sometimes outdated and unclear…so the question is: Why are we even doing…

My 2017 Travel Goals

2017 has been a huge year of change for me. After a quite bad 2016, this new year has seen me take steps towards a new life. If you had asked me in January 2016 where I would be next year, I could have never guessed that I would be travelling the world and accomplishing…