Medellin – Guatapé tour & coffee farm

On our third day in Medellin, we decided to book a day tour to Guatapé. Located approx 2hrs east, it is home to a famous rock, lakes and incredible views. The tour was recommended to us by one of my friends who we met up with in NYC; she had done it a few months…

Medellin: Poblado, city center & Comuna 13

Now time to reach the last leg of our Colombian trip: Medellin. A quick 1h flight got us to Medellin very easily and without any trouble. Flights in Colombia are weirdly cheap, and a great way to get around quicker considering the size of the country. Once we arrived in Medellin, we decided to get…

Cartagena – San Felipe Fortress, Getsemani & free city tour

On our third day in Cartagena, we decided to check out one of the main tourist attractions of the city: the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. This fortress was built in the 1600s (it took nearly 100 years to finish it) to protect Cartagena from pirates and other invadors interested in taking over the most…

Cartagena – The Walled City & Playa Blanca

After 2 days on a remote hostel in the middle of nowhere, it was time to head back to mainland. A 2 hour speed boat ride brought us back to the port, from where we got a cab to our accommodation at El Laguito. This touristy area is filled with luxury resorts and rental apartments….

Cartagena: Casa en El Agua

After a further look at our itinerary, we decided to make some adjustments. We had initially planned to fly to Santa Marta and check out the jungle-like Tayrona National park for 3 nights. But after having being bitten by hundreds of mosquitoes in Holbox, we both agreed we couldn’t be bothered fighting them again in…

Bogotá

This post will be rather short as we didn’t find Bogotá too exciting. We visited Bogotá on 2 occasions. The first after flying from Cancun; this was a quick overnight stay close to the airport before we flew to San Andres. The second time was for a couple of nights after returning from San Andres….

San Andres

San Andres is so beautiful! After landing in Bogotá from Cancun in the afternoon, and getting the world’s cheapest Mani/Pedi ($12AUD for both), we made our way to San Andres early the following morning. San Andres is a small Colombian island located in the Caribbean, close to Nicaragua. It used to be a British colony…