San Agustin and the journey to Ecuador, or the one where I talk fear, discomfort, and exhaustion

30th Jan – 3rd Feb 2016 Don’t be fooled by the title, this is a positive blog post I promise. Fear, discomfort, and exhaustion are all things which are not uncommon occurrences in the budget backpacker lifestyle, but in varying amounts and to varying ends. It’s not been unusual this trip to be scared of … More San Agustin and the journey to Ecuador, or the one where I talk fear, discomfort, and exhaustion

Bogotá and Salento, or the one where we play with pickaxes and throw stones at gunpowder

18th-25th January 2016 Travelling in big cities is so different from travelling in smaller towns; it is probably one of the things which most makes this trip feel so varied. In the time covered by this post, we went to the absolutely enormous Bogotá (almost 8 million inhabitants) to the much smaller Salento which, although … More Bogotá and Salento, or the one where we play with pickaxes and throw stones at gunpowder

Medellin, or the one with art all over the place

10 -17th January 2016 Why am I travelling? I’ve had a lot of time to think about this question. The bus journey to Medellin from Santa Marta was 16 bumpy, sleepless, overnight hours long, and then afterwards from Medellin to Bogota was another 10. These hours, plus plenty more in previous journeys, lying around in … More Medellin, or the one with art all over the place

Santa Marta, or the one where I have some thoughts about group travel

So I don’t really know what this blog post is going to be. Mainly ramble inspired by my time in Santa Marta (coloured a bit by my current thoughts in Medellin which I’ll write more about another time), interspersed with a few pictures and probably plenty more of my usual ‘what we did’ blah. Since … More Santa Marta, or the one where I have some thoughts about group travel

Capurgana and Cartagena, or the one with New Year festivities

29th December 2015 – 4th January 2016 So we’re in Colombia. Country number 8 of the trip (9 if you count the couple of hours drive through Honduras) and a whole new continent. Central America was beautiful, interesting, and varied; the south has a tough act to follow. Capurgana We spent our first Colombian night … More Capurgana and Cartagena, or the one with New Year festivities