The Tatacoa Desert (Desierto de la Tatacoa)

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To break up the bus trip back to Bogota from San Agustin, I made a stop into Neiva and the Tatacoa Desert for a couple of days. I visited the desert as a day trip from Neiva, the capital of … Continue reading

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A cooking lesson on the Pacific Coast of Colombia

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I love trying out the local cuisine when I’m travelling and I love to cook, so naturally I’m always on the lookout for a cooking class wherever I happen to be. In El Valle, on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, … Continue reading

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I am now an ‘Official Blogger’ for ProExport and Colombia Travel

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I have been invited by ProExport, the organisation that promotes tourism in Colombia, to be a part of their ‘Official Blogger’ campaign which was officially launched two days ago. I’m one of about 30 bloggers that will contribute stories to the … Continue reading

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Colombian Festivals – San Pacho Festival in Quibdó

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The San Pacho Festival in Quibdó, running for 20 days at the end of September, was for me a vibrant celebration full of colour starting each day with people dancing along the streets in the afternoon street parade. You could … Continue reading

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Top 10 – favourite places in Bogota

These are my top 10 favourite places to hang out in Bogota, Colombia. Whether it’s for coffee, dancing or just hanging out, these are the places where you would most likely find me! 1. Juan Valdez Cafe Now, this is … Continue reading

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The bizarre chocolate and cheese phenomenon of Colombia

In Colombia it’s quite common for your hot chocolate to be served with a side of cheese. The idea is to put the cheese into the hot chocolate. When I first came across this I was sceptical. I gave it … Continue reading

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Day trips from Bogota – Chingaza National Park

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Our hike through the Siecha Lakes (Lagunas de Siecha) part of Chingaza National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza) initially looked like it might begin before we’d made it to the entrance of the park. With the terrible weather we’ve been … Continue reading

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Photography – sunsets from Colombia

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A collection of sunsets from Colombia. Sunset at Rosario Island Sunset over the river at Quibdo Sunset on the plains of Meta The most amazing sunset on the Pacific Coast at El Valle So amazing, that this sunset at El … Continue reading

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Halloween parties and festivals in Bogota

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Halloween in Bogota is somewhat of an unofficial festival. Colombians love Halloween and go all out with costumes, decorations and parties. Halloween this year began about a week before the 31st of October. First, I noticed children wearing their extremely … Continue reading

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Road trip through Meta

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It was a work trip and we were off to see some properties in the state of Meta, located in the centre of Colombia. It would be 2 days of working, followed by 2 days of holiday at a farm/ … Continue reading

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