quilotoa lake, ecuador

Hiking the Quilotoa Loop

With stunning scenery, panoramic views, cosy hostels and delicious food the Quilotoa Loop is a hikers paradise. For some reason, unbeknown to us, it is still much less popular than some of the other treks in South America and remains somewhat of a hidden gem in the Andes. Read More


As capital cities go Quito is a breath of fresh air. At 2850m above sea level it’s the second highest capital city in the world Read More

Hiking Rucu Pichincha

With its ease of accessibility and magnificent city views, Rucu Pichincha is great hike for anyone visiting Quito, especially those looking to acclimatise before tackling some of Ecuador’s even bigger peaks.  Read More

Bogota Street Art


Big, busy and dangerous to the unwary, Bogota is the classic example of a capital city. As always you have to search through the rough to find the diamond and Bogota is no exception. Read More

coffee picking in Finca El Ocaso, Salento


Halfway between Medellin and Cali, nestled amongst beautiful green mountains and coffee plantations is the small town of Salento. Although historically surviving off river trout farming and the coffee industry, Salento is increasingly becoming a major tourist destination Read More

Wooden truck travelling from Jardin to Salento, Colombia

Getting from Jardin to Salento

Jardin to Salento is not the easiest of routes to navigate on public transport, but it is one many backpackers will choose to do. Here is the route we took this week (March 2018) Read More

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Jardin, Colombia


Self-declaring itself as the most beautiful town in Colombia, Jardin has a serious reputation to live up to. But with its magnificent cathedral, colourful houses and surrounding hillside decorated coffee plantations it is definitely a contender.
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guatape, colombia, colourful colonial houses


Usually when man interferes with nature the end product is grey, destructive and ugly. Guatapé, on the other hand, is beautiful, colourful and really quite peaceful. Read More

Comuna 13, Medellin


Deep in a valley in the Colombian Andes is the city of Medellin. It’s a city with hope, currently undergoing a rapid transformation, which makes it an exciting and interesting place to visit. Read More

Guajira Peninsula, colombia

The Guajira Peninsula

The Guajira Península is like nothing I have ever seen before in my life. It is huge, arid, dry and orange. It is intimidating and a little scary but also inspiring and beautiful in its own way. Read More

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