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Last Days in Colombia: The End of Team Beatrice

Saturday, 1 Oct 2011 | Views [1479]

The next morning, Bea and I headed back on the boat to Turbo, along with our new friend from Miami who had blindingly white teeth. Disappointingly the weather was fine and the sea calm, so no exciting ocean adventures with the threat of death ... Read more >

Tags: bogota, colombia, couchsurfing, long day, on the road, reflections

The hellish, exhausting and utterly entertaining road to Capurgana

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | Views [2853]

The end was nigh. Bea and I's flights from Bogota to Europe loomed over us. We decided to go out with a bang and finish our Colombian adventures in the Darien Gap. The Darien Gap is the link between South America and Central America, and this thin ... Read more >

Tags: capurgana, long day, monteria, potholes, salsa, sapzurro, turbo

Mud Volcanoes and Midnight Swims - Cartagena II and Playa Blanca

Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | Views [3393]

After our rain soaked experience the day before, we decided to spend the following day covering ourselves in another substance: mud! Helen and I had been eagerly anticipating the Volcan de Lodo El Totumo since reading about it back in Leticia, but ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cartagena, colombia, hammocks, midnight swim, mud volcano, playa blanca

"I like sex! I like sex!": Adventures in Cartagena

Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | Views [13556] | Comments [1]

Cartagena de Indias is the bread and butter of Colombian tourism. A beautiful colonial town with still intact walled remains, it is almost de rigor for anyone visiting Colombia to include it in their itinerary. Colorful, gorgeous and a historical delight, ... Read more >

Tags: cartagena, cocaine, colombia, colonial, salsa

Learning the hard way that hammocks and second degree sunburn don´t mix

Saturday, 3 Sep 2011 | Views [1483]

My latest destination And so I left my Amazonian home and winged my way to Santa Marta, at the opposite end of Colombia. I really enjoyed the Leticia-Bogota leg, where the plane swung wildly from side to side, especially as just the day before ... Read more >

Tags: arrecifes, beaches, colombia, hammocks, national park, santa marta, tayrona

M&M's threatened my life

Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | Views [2737]

I'd been in Leticia for 2 weeks. Used to dodging motorcycles to cross the road, being woken up at 5am by army drills and not ever quite used to overwhelming heat, but used to how ununsed I was to it. Unable to do a weekend jungle trip like I had hoped ... Read more >

Tags: border guard, brazil, scary, soldier, tabatinga

A Day on the Rio Amazonas

Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | Views [1507]

Going on jungle trips in the Amazon was a lot harder to organize than I´d imagined. As a solo traveller, it was near impossible to arrange anything and even if I had, I would have paid far, far, far more than what I could afford. Very frustrating, but ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, amazon river, amazonas, colombia, leticia, puerto narino, santa rosa

Tres Paises, Un Dia

Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | Views [1558]

Hey remember that time I went to three countries in one day? Yes, in a 24 hour stretch I spent enough time in Peru, Brazil and Colombia to truthfully say I visited all three. Not a bad effort - the benefits of living in the Tri Frontier region. I woke ... Read more >

Tags: amazonas, brazil, colombia, international borders, leticia, peru, santa rosa, tabatinga

Jungle Fever

Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | Views [1467]

In a sudden blur, I found myself having left quiet, sedate Chile where I knew the streets, the metro stops and had made friends and all of a sudden crash landing in an Amazonian border town (literally - the budget airplane I took skidded to the side ... Read more >

Tags: amazon basin, amazonas, arriving, colombia, leticia

Hola America de la Sur!!

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | Views [1088]

I have a confession - despite years of living overseas and the countless plane trips I´ve taken in my life, when I was a kid, takeoffs scared the shit out of me. Until my early teens, I was legitimately convinced every single plane I flew on would ... Read more >

Tags: childhood memory, flights, scared, turbulence



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