Quito – Ecuador

We apologize for the lack of updates recently, we have been busy travelling. We will try to keep you all more up to date in the future. Since our last blog post we haven’t actually moved so far in terms of distance but we have still been up to quite a bit. About 2 weeks…

Traveling down South

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) We have known for some time now that we will be doing volunteer work in Ecuador starting November 23, so we have slowly been moving down the country, making our way towards there since we hiked the lost city trek six weeks ago. After having had a great…

Volcán Puracé

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) The day we walked up to the volcano in Puracé National Park was special in many ways. The start was early, at 4am we left our Hostel to take a bus into the mountains and into the national park where the volcano was located. The bus left the…

Salento and Cocora Valley

Next stop for us was Salento. A small, quiet town in the Zona Cafetera (The coffee region) of Colombia. Although very small and can be fully explored in a couple of hours it still manages to be one of our favourite places in Colombia so far. There are lots of hostels, cosy bars, restaurants and colourful gift shops…

Six days in Medellín (Including video)

(För svenskt text, scrolla längre ner under bilderna och videon). Just like many of you may have done, we have also seen Netflix’s series Narcos and followed its main character, Pablo Escobar. In the series we can see, among other things, how ‘he’ (saying his name in Medellín today is quite frowned upon) takes control…

Cartagena and the bedbugs

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) Next stop in Colombia was Cartagena. Probably one of the most visited places in Colombia by tourists. This former Spanish colonial town sits on the Northern coast looking out over the Caribbean Sea and is popular among both backpackers and all-inclusive honeymooners. Our journey there started with a…

Ciudad Perdida – The Lost City

We started day One by jumping in the back of a 4×4. The first hour on the road was fine until we took a sharp turn onto a narrow dirt track and the next hour or so became very interesting. As we drove deeper and deeper into the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, the…

Bogotá

(For English text, please scroll further down under the pictures) Vi spenderade totalt fyra heldagar i Colombias huvudstad Bogotá. Då detta blev vårt första stopp i Sydamerika klev vi ur taxin, efter en förmodad lång omväg till den turistiga stadsdelen La Candeleria, som hundraprocentiga gringos. Väl ute på trottoarkanten, när den gula taxibilen rullat vidare,…

Traveling to Colombia

(För svensk text, scrolla längre ner, under bilderna.) We arrive at Manchester airport early on Monday morning and are welcomed with the longest of queues to the Thomas Cook desk. At the end of the queue we are told that we need some kind of visa for the US even though we were only there…

Getting ready for Part 2

This blogpost is written in Swedish, please use google translate if needed. Vi har nu varit på hemmaplan i två och en halv månad och gör i skrivande stund oss redo för att resa ut i världen igen. Det har varit med blandade känslor (länk till förra blogginlägget) vi varit hemma men vi måste ändå…

We are home. A shorter stay. With mixed feelings.

As we write this blog post we are sitting in Frida’s family summer house in Sweden. Not exactly where we expected to be just 24 hours earlier. Sometimes life throws you curve balls and this week we were thrown a big one. About seven days ago whilst sitting in our hostel room in Nyaung Shwe,…