23 10, 2017

23 things that are different in Colombia

By | October 23rd, 2017|General|0 Comments

Milk in bags, I don’t know why. It’s not self-standing, it doesn’t stay as fresh as long, it’s not as environmentally conscious as tetra paks. But the milk is in bags. Deal with it. The football commentary is incredibly passionate and enthusiastic even when not much is happening. I’ve grown to love this. The atmosphere [...]

17 10, 2017

Craft Beer in Colombia: Fomeque and the Páramos

By | October 17th, 2017|Gastronomy|0 Comments

Craft beer is big business and very popular throughout Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. However in South America it is very up and coming, craft breweries and artisan beers tours are few and far between. There is definitely a market for it and people always love to try unique beers, I'm no [...]

20 09, 2017

Back in Choachi

By | September 20th, 2017|Art and Culture, Nature|0 Comments

Another beautiful sunny day meant another perfect excursion to Choachi to explore what I missed out on last time! After the short journey from the capital I started the day with breakfast at Bella Italia followed by a great espresso before visiting some nearby thermal pools. Despite the sulphuric smell this was an enjoyable place to [...]

4 09, 2017

Hiking and waterfalls near Bogota!

By | September 4th, 2017|Coffee, Nature|0 Comments

If looking for waterfalls near Bogota you need look no further than La Chorrera. Famous for being the highest waterfall here in Colombia it's also a beautiful hike with such scenic surroundings that it should definitely be considered by anyone visiting Bogota. A quick heads up would be that the hike from the main road to [...]

14 08, 2017

The Best South American Beaches

By | August 14th, 2017|Adventure, Nature|0 Comments

  Whether it's the pristine sands of Colombia's Caribbean coast or the turquoise waters of the paradise that is North East Brazil, South America is a beach goers heaven. If you're searching for a city with great beaches then you need look no further than Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (with the famous Copacabana beach [...]

17 07, 2017

Getting lost in Paloquemao market

By | July 17th, 2017|Art and Culture, Gastronomy|0 Comments

Thanks to Hansa Tours I finally got the opportunity to visit the famous fruit market Paloquemao, but fruit is not all I found! A dizzying array of market goods are on offer here as well as countless Colombian traditional snacks and rows upon rows of brightly coloured (often painted!) flowers :) It's great fun to [...]

14 07, 2017

Exploring the South American jungle

By | July 14th, 2017|Adventure, Nature|0 Comments

Having spent time in the jungles of Brazil, Bolivia and Ecuador I suppose I can claim some authority on the subject. I can definitely confirm that no two pieces of the rain forest are completely alike, each trip is as unique and exciting as the last! If you're going to venture into the great unknown, [...]