El Rio Hostel Colombia Review

El Rio Hostel Colombia Review – Luxury River Hostel on a Budget!


El Rio Hostel Colombia, is probably one of the best hostel in the world. It’s not just the destination – an exotic forest backing onto a beautiful river free of any upstream contamination – but the community here, the food and activities. It truly is the perfect place to stay in Colombia and not somewhere you want to me!  …

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Travel Blogger’s Favourite UNESCO Sites in South America!


As any regular reader might know, traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world are a bit of an obsession of mine. As of writing I have been to 250+ odd UNESCO Sites and I’m sure this will increase in the future. I love the diversity of landscapes, the cultures and heritages on display, the famous, the obscure and…

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Portal de la Marquesa Boutique Hotel: Old World Charm in Mompox


The Portal de la Marquesa Boutique Hotel is one of those perfect boutique hotels you day-dream about while stuck in  a  office cubical. A beautifully decorated 400 year old colonial villa, respectfully renovated with modern comforts located on the banks of a quiet river – This is the elegant manifestation of old world charm and the perfect place to escape from…

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Exploring Comuna 13: Medellin Street Art


  The transformative power of street art has always amazed me. A powerful tool which has the ability to not only modify and invigorate any urban environment but also to instigate significant political and social change. Street art is, at its essence, a form of social media which pre-dates Facebook, Twitter and even the  internet itself to get a particular…

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Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flat Tour Reviews: Cruz Andina Traveller


I’m sure you’ve all seen the iconic  photos from a Bolivia Salt Flat Tour, you know the ones – people sitting in shoes, or sipping out of a giant wine glass – but do you even know where these great pictures of perspective can be done? Or about the other amazing highlights of the region?  Well have no fear –…

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Photographic Exploration of Bogota Street Art in Colombia


I love the street art of South America!  So vibrant, so colourful and inspirational! And Colombia is leading the pack, with its capital Bogota quickly becoming a mecca of street art. A walk through its old colonial centre reveals a thriving graffiti scene filled with stories begging to be told.  Artists from all over the world come here to make their…

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Medellín Food Tour With Tasty Town


​When you’re exploring a new city or even a new country food is one of the most of the most exciting parts. It’s something we may take for granted at home but once out of our everyday surroundings it’s something that can become somewhat of an adventure (be it good or bad) as you discover new tastes and smells. We…

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Salento Mountain Biking To The Worlds Biggest Palm Forest! 


Adrenaline filled mountain biking and a calm and tranquil walk amongst a secluded palm forest… Not exactly a likely mix right? But somehow it works, perfectly, in the itinerary offered by Salento Cycling  – a wild and crazy yet beautiful and peaceful day trip into one of Colombia’s greatest secret spots: The Carbonera Forest, the world’s biggest palm forest!  The…

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Top Ten Things to Do in Popayan


Popayan is perhaps one of the most under-rated tourist attractions in Colombia. Nicknamed La Ciu- dad Blanca, or ‘the White City’ Popayan is one of South America’s most impressive colonial cities, with white-washed facades covered the entire old town, with trendy cafes and imposing churches around every corner. This under-the-radar city even has two UNESCO designations,one for intangible cultural heritage…

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Things to Do In Buga: Beer, God and Iguanas

Things to Do In Buga: Beer, God and Iguanas


Have you heard of Buga, a sleepy town in Colombia’s Cauca Valley most famously known for religious pilgrimages? No? I’m pretty sure you hadn’t, as neither had I … it’s not even mentioned in the Lonely Planet! But it’s conveniently located on the main bus route between Armenia / Medellin and Cali and after accidentally googling it we found that there…

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