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,…