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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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The taste of the Colombian Caribbean

Arriving on the Colombian coast means a few shifts in the options of taste and general gluttony. First impressions are that the local Costeñas love to eat! Fish is naturally a huge part of Caribbean cooking, as are coconut flavoured rice and soups. Not to mention outrageously sweet tropical fruit and some new ingredients we […]


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Cartagena – a crumbling city of contrasts

Cartagena is one of those places that romances you with historic beauty and then disappoints you with the disparate poverty on the other side of her crumbling walls. Driving in to the sea side city, it’s all discarded rubbish, shacks, fruit vendors and muddy roads. Government corruption over many years has ensured that the cities […]


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