Taganga Beach

Taganga Beach

Since landing in Bogotá, Sam and I have both been really keen to get ourselves to the coast and get onto a beach. So, when we woke up in Santa Marta last Thursday and discovered that the beach there is a tiny strip of gritty sand next to a port, you…

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Paragliding in Bucaramanga

Paragliding in Bucaramanga

On Tuesday last week, Sam and I woke up in Bucaramanga – having randomly decided to stop there on the way to Santa Marta purely to break the journey up. We had no idea what Bucaramanga was or what it had to offer us, but after looking around our hostel…

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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

On Sunday last week, we hopped on a bus to Zipaquira, about two hours north of Bogotá, to head into the salt mines and see the famous salt cathedral (info on how to get there at the bottom of this post). The bus dropped us off close to the city centre, and…

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Best of Bogotá

Best of Bogotá

(NB – This post was written on Sunday 16th February while we were still in Bogotá) We’ve been in Bogotá for a few days now and have seen a lot of the city! We started out staying at the truly gorgeous Casa Gaitan Cortes, in the trendy Zona-G neighbourhood which is a fairly…

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First Day in Bogota

First Day in Bogota

WE’RE IN COLOMBIA! Finally, after a year of planning and saving, we made it to South America! We landed on Wednesday evening and have spent the first couple of days in Bogota acting like tourists in our gorgeous hotel, Casa Gaitan Cortes, lazily recovering from jet lag and generally relaxing…

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Review: Casa Gaitán Cortés, Bogota

Review: Casa Gaitán Cortés, Bogota

What better way to kick off five months long term travelling in South America, than with a couple of nights surrounded by luxury at a gorgeous boutique hotel? That was my thinking behind booking us in for two nights at the stunning Casa Gaitán Cortés in Bogota. After a few stressful…

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Postcard From… Peru

Postcard From... Peru

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk – I would love to hear from you! This week it’s the turn of Lindsey Webb, who…

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Postcard From… Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Postcard From... Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk – I would love to hear from you! Taking part this week is Swiss ex-pat Peter Lauffer,…

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