Category Archives: Colombia

IN THE MOUNTAINS WHERE MAGIC RESIDES

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It’s dusk in the sleepy town of San Augustin in south-western Colombia. The temperature is dropping quickly and what was a hot and sticky afternoon spent exploring the ruins outside of town has become cool and crisp with the dipping … Continue reading

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COLOMBIA’S PULSATING HEART

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Our return to Bogota, Columbia’s capital began at the wee hour of five in the morning as we stumbled bleary-eyed out of our overnight bus from San Gil and into the icy night air- which, at 2600m is thin and … Continue reading

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15 MINUTES OF AIRTIME

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So, they say that San Gil in Santander is the adventure capital of Columbia which is why we decided to put the adage to the test after our decidedly peaceful break in the neighbouring village of Barichara. With abseiling, rock climbing, … Continue reading

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OF MUD AND STONE AND OTHER SIMPLE DELIGHTS

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Imagine a town created by the Spanish in 1705. The streets are paved with stone, climbing steeply to reveal an ancient cemetery, a dizzying view over the river Suarez and the majestic Cordillera de los Cobardes and a humble stone chapel dating back … Continue reading

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BUSSING TO BARICHARA

We’re on a bus carving a winding route through the Cordilleras Oriental, Columbia’s easternmost of three mountain ranges. We’ve been rapidly climbing since our departure from Bucaramanga and the passing view beyond the window has transformed dramatically. What we are … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC HOURS

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The late afternoon light is golden. The beach is sun-smitten and saturated with warmth. The rocks, the sand and the dry shrubs are soaking up each ray of dusk, spinning its light into gold. As for the water, it’s a … Continue reading

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PARADISE FOUND

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We’re on the Caribbean coast of Columbia at the Northern end of South America. Chris and i together with my family have set off from the little fishing village of Taganga in order to spend the night on the idyllic … Continue reading

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