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 »
In the town of Salento
Travel articles rave about the importance of getting “off-the-beaten path”. It is funny, though, how some writers tell you how you should go away from touristic places mentioning exactly those “alternative” places you should instead go to. They list the “unusual” things you should do once you get there and … more »
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 »
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 »
Cowboys & trout in Colombia
Welcome to Colombia’s Coffee Triangle! One would figure that it’s all about coffee around this parts… and yes, it is, but trout also plays a big role around here. Walking around the touristic town of Salento, at the heart of the Eje Cafetero, you’ll see as many signs announcing freshly … 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 »
How to end a working day, Caribbean style!
Walking around Cartagena de India’s waterfront we came across this shack that serves as base for fishermen operating in the area. It might not be their permanent house, but it sure feels homely! The rooftop fabric blows gently with the evening breeze, the cat takes a nap, there’s good quality … 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 »
Strike a pose!
We were walking around the city of Medellin the other day with a bunch of other international travelers when a lady approached us. She asked if any of us would be interested in taking her daughter’s photo because it’d be a dream come true for her to have her image … more »