Cartagena has the most charming city center that I have ever seen! The perfectly preserved colorful historical houses, the beautiful roads criss crossing at 90 degree angles, the churches rising up from the middle all add to the charm of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it is the variety … more »
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Where hips don’t lie!
Other worldly sunset over Guatape
Just an hour and a half bus ride from Medellin are the dreamy towns of Guatape and Penol. Both of them are situated in a valley which was flooded for a hydro project in the 60s The interesting thing is that there is an ancient rock in the middle of … more »
Colombia visa for Indians
Update (Great news): Colombia has started offering a visa exemption (yes, that also means free entry) to Indians who hold a Schengen C/D visa (should be valid for 180 additional days) or any class of US visa (except transit, same validity rules apply). You get to stay 90 days in … more »
Stylish Bogota at B.O.G. Hotel
When we traveled to Bogota, we stayed at the Bog Hotel located in one of city’s trendiest neighborhoods, La Cabrera. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this beautiful hotel was designed by a fellow Portuguese, Nina Andrade. The concept behind it though is inspired in very Colombian elements such … more »
Pink is my favorite color!
Little girls in Colombia are something else! Very often into fashion since an early age, they love to dress up, accessorize and pose. We observed that in a lot of girls we came across mainly in the cities, some of them who have even been featured here on Backpack ME … more »
Coffee, Nature & Wellness at Hotel Salento Real
Salento is the most touristic area in the popular “Coffee Triangle” of Colombia. No wonder there are so many hostels and guesthouses in town. But if you’d like to stay in a place that offers something extra than the standard hostal, Hotel Salento Real is the place to head to! … more »
LOVE is the only thing that keeps us alive
There is no doubt that the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias is ultra picturesque. With its quaint architecture, bright colors all around and Caribbean people’s hustle and bustle adding to the charm. In in the middle of all of this eye-catching beauty, it is difficult to stand out. Still, … more »
Discovering the CARIBBEAN COAST of COLOMBIA with Taroa Adventures
Explore. Discover. Feel. That is the motto of Taroa Adventures, an adventure and eco-tourism company based in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. They specialize in tailored trips and off the beaten path experiences. Focusing on a mix of natural exploration and cultural tourism, Taroa will take you where no other company … more »
#WORLDCUP fever in Colombia!
A couple of weeks ago we were in the small town of Salento, in Colombia’s well known “Coffee Triangle”, when Colombia’s national team won 2-1 against Cote d’Ivoire in the FIFA World Cup. If I hadn’t had a context, just by walking the streets and observing how happy people where, … more »
You know nothing Jon Snow!
Today’s photo goes out to all fellow Game of Thrones fans. Well, only you would get it anyway. As for everyone else, you have about 290 days to catch up on the previous 4 seasons until the best show on TV since Breaking Bad starts again. We were exploring the … more »