Colombian Coast

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Catching sight of the Caribbean for the first time on our drive from Bogota to Cartagena was a spine-tingling moment. Driving the length of South America is no small feat, and we felt a great sense of achievement. We kicked … Continue reading

A-Salt on the Senses

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After nearly a year travelling we arrived in Bogota, to be met by Jose, his wife, Caro and their little girl, Sofia. Nick and Jose worked together in London, before Jose and his family returned to Colombia and he set … Continue reading

Colonial Colombia

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Colombia’s colonial history began when Rodrigo de Bastidas became the first European to set foot on Colombian soil. He established the first Spanish settlement in Santa Marta, on the Caribbean coast, before kicking off the hunt for ‘El Dorado’, a … Continue reading

Killing Pablo

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Ask most people what comes to mind when thinking about Colombia and most will say either Pablo Escobar or cocaine. The former is a key figure why people associate the latter with Colombia. We went on a tour in Medellin to … Continue reading

Mindo to the World

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We took a couple of other noteworthy excursions whilst in Ecuador to the towns of Mindo and Montecristi. Mindo is situated in the Ecuadorian cloud forest and, much like the Cuyabeno Reserve, is incredibly biodiverse. Whilst the town is small, … Continue reading

Museo Fundación Guayasamín

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We visited the Museo Fundación Guayasamín, situated in a leafy hilltop suburb of Quito, on the recommendation of Liz & Al. Until then, neither of us had heard of Oswaldo Guayasamín, who is widely agreed to be Ecuador’s greatest contemporary painter … Continue reading

Rumble in the Jungle

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No trip to South America would be complete without exploring the Amazon Rainforest, and Ecuador has more species of mammals and amphibians per square metre than any country on Earth. So, we signed up for a five day, four night … Continue reading