Colombia

Having called Colombia my home, I’m sharing my travel tips, recommendations and my thoughts on Colombia here.

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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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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Diving in San Andrés with Blue Life

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Diving San Andrés with Blue Life Crystal clear water, warm water, colourful fish = that’s what awaits you when diving San Andrés! Little over two hours by plane is what it takes to get from Bogotá to San Andrés. A bit of mainland and the rest is ocean! San Andrés is located near Nicaragua and most people wouldn’t think it belongs to Colombia. And exactly this island was my destination for four days. I only had one plan: dive, dive, dive. I didn’t really care what else can be experienced on the island – I just wanted to spend three…

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Chingaza National Park – a Weekend away from Bogotá

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Chingaza National Park – a Weekend getaway from Bogotá The more time I spend in cities the more I need to be away from them – living now in a huuuugge city like Bogotá it’s a lot! I need this silence, the tranquility more than ever. No bustling junctions and life-risking scooters. No forced cuddling in the bus in the morning, no loud and noisy street vendors that try to sell me sunglasses when it rains and hot chocolate when the sun is hot. But anyways, Colombia is a PARADISE for nature lovers like me. Disconnect and enjoy the moment….

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Bogotá for Foodies – a Guide to the exceptional Colombian Cuisine

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Bogotá for Foodies Colombia is known for its excellent coffee – I can’t quite confirm it since I don’t drink any. But Colombia has so much more to offer than just this hot beverage. Together with La Mesa I toured through the streets and tried so many delicious dishes, snacks and drinks in the capital. The following yummy things were part of the walk: Arepas = corn dough filled with pretty much anything – egg, cheese, meat, … you name it! I do like Colombian Arepas, but they are by far not as tasty as the ones from Venezuela. If you…

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How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving?

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How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving? I love lists and breaking down costs – so that’s why I wrote down everything I spent during my 4-day-trip to San Andrés in Colombia. I’ve also gathered a lot of recommendations for you here as well. Itinerary for 4 days on San Andrés Day 0: arriving in San Andrés late night, after a flight from Bogotá (approx. 2 hours flight time) Day 1: Diving Day 2: Diving Day 3: Diving Day 4: discovering the island with a scooter, visiting Ecofiwi and enjoying the ocean. I had a late night flight back to Botogá Find your…

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