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Photos: San Gerardo de Dota

COSTA RICA | Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
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San Gerardo de Dota

COSTA RICA | Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | Views [3996] | Video

After almost a month at the beach, I am in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota, in the south of Costa Rica, having sought refuge from the very busy Santa Semana (Easter week). San Gerardo de Dota is sometimes called “the Monteverde ... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, mountains, nature, quetzal, san gerardo de dota, travel


Photos: Playa Cabuyal - One Of My Favourite Places

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

Playa Cabuyal - One Of My Favourite Places
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Playa Cabuyal - One Of My Favourite Places

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | Views [3101] | Comments [3]

It is 4.30 in the afternoon at Playa Cabuyal, in the Gulf of Papagayo. I am the only person here, but I am far from alone. Myriads of crabs scurry quickly from one hole to the next, sea birds are floating beyond the breakers looking for ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, central amrica, costa rica, sea turtles, travel, volunteering


Photos: The Cloud Forests of Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Cloud Forests, Monteverde, Costa Rica, nature, travel, central America
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The Cloud Forests of Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | Views [2548] | Video

I have just come down from the clouds. Literally. I spent a week in the wonderful Cloud Forest area of Monteverde, in the north-west of Costa Rica. I have to admit I had never heard of Monteverde before I came to Costa Rica, and ... Read more >

Tags: central america, cloud forest, costa rica, monte verde, nature, santa elena, travel


Photos: Costa Rica, the happiest place in the world

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

San Jose and Heredia
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Costa Rica, the Happiest Place in the World

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | Views [1293]

Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world. It says so on a big welcome sign at San Jos é’s Santa Maria International Airport, and they didn’t just invent that slogan, it is based on the results of an independent survey conducted ... Read more >

Tags: bad hotel, central america, costa rica, heredia, museum, san josé, travel


Colombia to Costa Rica

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | Views [1672]

This originally was a blog about San Jos é , Costa Rica, but then I started to think about my journey to there from Santa Marta, Colombia. I usually try not to dwell on the tedium of the familiar airport experience (you know the deal) ... Read more >

Tags: border, embarrasment, santa marta, south anerica, travel


Photos: Tayrona National Park

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Tayrona National Park
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Tayrona National Park, Colombia

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1733] | Comments [1] | Video

The Tayrona National Park is a beautiful area less than 40 kilometres from Santa Marta, Colombia. It is a simple matter to get a group car or a local bus to the entrance of the park, where you purchase the entry ticket. When I arrived there were only ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, national park, south america, tayrona, travel, walks


Photos: Minca, in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia

COLOMBIA | Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

beautiful scenery in a tranquil setting
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Minca, in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia

COLOMBIA | Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | Views [8109] | Video

If you want to hear about high excitement and action, read no further. This is a story of a relaxing holiday in Minca, a small village in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia. Only 14 kilometres away from Santa Marta, it is a tranquil, beautiful area. I enjoyed ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, minca, sierra nevada, south america, travel


Photos: More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga
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More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | Views [8140] | Video

I had been travelling for almost two months, nearly my halfway mark, and I was starting to get a bit tired of packing up my stuff and moving on. I think that’s part of why people travel light; it is the mental image of moving your things that can be ... Read more >

Tags: beachcolombia, santa marta, south america, south america, taganga, trekking


Photos: El Ciudad Perdido

COLOMBIA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

El Ciudad Perdido(Lost City) Colombia
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El Ciudad Perdido (The Lost City)

COLOMBIA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [2174] | Comments [2] | Video

I came to Santa Marta to visit El Ciudad Perdido, The Lost City. Known as Teyuna (Mother Nature) it was built about 700 A. D. but after the Spanish arrival almost all of the inhabitants died from introduced diseases and the city was abandoned. It was ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, culture, el ciudad perdido (the lost city), south america, travel, trek


Photos: Bogotá to Santa Marta

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

photos from Villa de Leiva, Tunja, San Gil, Santa Marta and the road along the way
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Bogotá to Santa Marta

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | Views [3958] | Video

In the seven days it took to arrive from Bogot á I spent about 22 hours on buses and progressed about 900 kilometres (depending on your source) to Santa Marta. (This doesn’t include my side trip to Villa de Leiva.) Being on holidays, I chose to use ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, san alberta, san gil, south america, trave, tunja, vliia de lieva


Photos: Museo Del Oro (The Museum of Gold)

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

The Museum of Gold, Bogata, Columbia
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