Latin America

A Weekend in the Desert of Tatacoa – or I wish I was at the Pool already

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A Weekend in the Desert of Tatacoa It’s about to be midnight and I’m cold. Even though I’ve chosen Bogotá because of its mild climate, I tend to forget about it from time to time. I cross one of the city’s main highways on the pedestrian bridge and finally find the others. Together with other students, we are travelling to the Desert of Tatacoa with Outlanders Colombia. The night bus to Tatacoa At the beginning of my semester here in Colombia, I marked all sites and places in my Lonely Planet that I wanted to visit during the semester. I…

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Packing List Colombia – everything you’ll need for your trip

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Packing List Colombia – everything you’ll need for your trip Colombia is pure diversity and it won’t be a boring trip at all. No matter if you want to travel Colombia for a few weeks or even months, this packing list will help you pack the things you need on your trip. Don’t trust the weather forecast When my boyfriend visited me in Bogotá and a bit later my best friend from Canada, they both asked me what to pack. What did I tell them? Sunscreen and a rain jacket! Even the most beautiful and sunny day can turn into…

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Muelle del Alma – a breathtaking hike on Chiloé

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A wooden footbridge leading to mystery lands. Well not entirely. It’s a wooden footbridge that leads you upward to a platform towards the ocean. The view up there is just breathtaking. The footbridge has a well-sounding name: Muelle del Alma – path or harbour of the soul.

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The first time Stand Up Paddling – Galapagos

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SUP – the struggle is real! I want to be honest: until now, I’ve smiled at stand-up paddlers and didn’t take the sport seriously at all. Things like wannabe surfers, bores on the water, or even this are people who want to be in the water without getting wet came to mind. After I had been looking for activities for my last day in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz, I was walking through the village and noticed people stand up paddling. Taster courses were offered and only took two hours. So I thought why not try it for myself? I’d…

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Tobia = Daytrip from Bogotá with loads of Adrenaline

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An adventure filled day in Tobia Adrenaline, water and sports – that was my plan for a day trip to Tobia. Tobia is not far from Bogota but it took me about an hour to leave the city (yep, Bogota is huge!). Here is why you should definitely spend a day in Tobia and my personal to do list: Adrenaline, fun and a loooot of water My day started at 4 am, shortly after I was in a taxi en route to the bus station Terminal de Bogotá. I bought a bus ticket from the Flota Santa Fe counter and…

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How much are 4 Days in Colombia’s Coffee Region

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How much are 4 Days in Colombia’s Coffee Region Colombia’s Coffee Region is a must for everyone that loves green landscapes. Don’t worry if you don’t like any coffee, there’s plenty to do here. The colourful facades of Salento and Filandia seem like a daydream. How much I spent in 4 days travelling the Coffee Zone aka Eje Cafetero or Zona Cafetera here in this post: My itinerary for 4 days in Colombia’s Coffee Region Day 0: Fight from Bogotá to Pereira Day 1: Salento and hiking in Valle de Cocora Day 2: Day trip to Filandia Day 3: Coffee Farm near Salento, then…

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Discover Colombia’s Coffee Region (even if you don’t like Coffee)

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Discover Colombia’s Coffee Region (even if you don’t like Coffee) This part of Colombia is also known as the Zona Cafetera, or most commonly the Eje Cafetero – that’s also how the Colombians refer to it. It’s just magical there, it’s like a trip far, far away from Colombia. Far away from politics and problems that are still present in the country (but have really decreased), just right there in the heart of Colombia, you’ll find the Coffee Region. Why I loved it so much and why I highly recommend you to visit this part of Colombia, I tell you in…

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Colombia – How to get a SIM card with data

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Colombia – how to get a prepaid SIM card with data I’ve been living in Bogotá for almost three months now, but even if I’d only stayed a few weeks, I would’ve gotten a SIM card with data. It makes life a lot easier. I started with a SIM card from a different operator (etb), but after a short while it stopped working. Also the registration process was a little awkward, so I decided to look for a different operator. The type of SIM card I need prepaid: it has to be a prepaid one so I am in control of…

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