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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South American Adventure – Timeline and Index

In 2014, I spent five months travelling overland through South America with my then-boyfriend.  Even in summary, there is so much to say about this trip. It took hundreds of blog posts and thousands of photographs, as well as tons of social media bragging, to capture even just a small…

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Best of Bogotá

Best of 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 quiet, upmarket district with lots of cool restaurants, bars and clubs. After two nights of luxury,…

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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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