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A spork in the road: it’s time to go our separate ways

Since we left Australia we’ve had an incredible 16 months travelling together in South America and next week things are about to be very different. But super exciting. I’m flying to Panama on Tuesday to start my whirlwind Central American exploration and Andres is making his way to Cambodia via a decent stop in Russia […]


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Re-energising in the waterfalls of San Gil

San Gill has an abundance of waterfalls, natural ponds and the perfect heat to enjoy what can only be considered a natural paradise. We took a walk to one of the best waterfalls in the area known as Juan Curi. Locals say the 180 metre falls are named after the old owner of the property […]


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Photo dump: Wandering the colonial streets of Barichara

The quaint colours and steep streets of Barichara are backed by a patchwork of farming fields and tranquil hills. After six months in Colombia I have not only fallen in love with the colonial architecture, but it’s probably become an obsession. Next on my own personal architectural excursion, after Mompox, the streets of the tiny […]


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Watching the world go by in Mompox

Leaving the Caribbean Coast behind and heading East, the Colombian landscape changes rapidly. A green world unfolds as the environment and the communities that live there become all about the mighty Magdalena River. It´s an area of perpetual rain in Northern Colombia that has seen the river swell with the worst floods in over 40 […]


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Exploring the remote desert of la guajira

In the Northern most Colombian province of La Guajira an expansive and unforgiving desert meets the Caribbean sea. A remote wilderness of scorching heat where indigenous communities are barely surviving on the gifts from the ocean and visitors have the opportunity to feel completely alone. The disparity between rich and poor is glaringly obvious as […]


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Photo dump: Chasing flamingos in Camarones

Camarones translates to Prawns in English which is an odd name for a place, but when you realise the tiny town is based a round a huge sea fed lake that is literally jumping with prawns it makes perfect sense. Flamingos seem to think so too. We visited out of season so not only where there […]


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Taking a walk in Tayrona National Park

After a week in Taganga we were getting used to the pace of life that surrounds a Colombian fishing village; until one busy Sunday when I went to the beach and ended swimming in to a large human turd. So when a fellow Hostel goer said “Tayrona’s got to have the best coastline of beaches […]


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Not so saintly Santa Marta

It’s not often we’re underwhelmed by a place, but visiting Santa Marta rates pretty highly on the ‘meh’ scale of things. Unfortunately, it’s hard to ignore the huge disparity between rich and poor. Impoverished communities dominate the city beneath rapidly expanding high rise apartments aimed mostly at tourists. Not that that’s uncommon in Colombian cities, […]


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Fishing for sunsets at Taganga

Some people refer to Taganga’s beach side location as terrible, on the less common side she’s also well loved. For us, Taganga is turning out to be the perfect place to re-energise. Granted, if your looking for the classic Caribbean beach, Taganga is not going to deliver; with an abundance of rubbish you need to […]


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Caribbean Island Time

It had been well over a year since we sunk our toes in to white sandy beaches, dipped our travelling bodies in to a balmy ocean and lied motionless listening to the sound of waves. In fact the last beach we enjoyed was in chilly Patagonia, complete with a colony of elephant seals. But not […]


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