Colombia

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

Here you’ll find all blog posts about Colombia: the most helpful travel tips, most exciting destinations, most spectacular itineraries, extensive packing lists and much more!

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

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…

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

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…

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Tobia = Daytrip from Bogotá with loads of Adrenaline

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…

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How much are 4 Days in Colombia’s Coffee Region

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…

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

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…

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Colombia – How to get a SIM card with data

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…

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Diving in San Andrés with Blue Life

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…

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Chingaza National Park – a Weekend away from Bogotá

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…

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Bogotá for Foodies – a Guide to the exceptional Colombian Cuisine

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…

San Andres Sound Bay

How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving?

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)…

San Andres Kolumbien

San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils

San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils A two-hour flight from Bogotá, off the Nicaraguan coast, is a little island paradise – or at least that’s what I was promised by many Colombians and Google image search. It is a paradise for divers, but the rest of the island did not impress me at all. If anything, it got me thinking… I flew with Viva Colombia and landed…

Varsana Eco Yoga Village near Bogotá – my first weekend in Colombia

Varsana Eco Yoga Village near Bogotá – my first weekend in Colombia I haven’t even been in Colombia for a week and I’ve already planned a weekend trip – a short one that doesn’t require a lot of hours on a bus. Together with other students from Colombia and some international students as well as some that already work we went to the charming Varsana Eco Yoga Village in Granada…

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First Week in Colombia – Impressions

Colombia – First Impressions Exactly one week ago I arrived in Colombia – the first week of many has passed. Some of you might know that I’ll be spending some months in Bogotá studying at one of the country’s best (and most expensive) universities. I’ve already lived in neighbouring Venezuela a couple of years ago, so much is familiar and I’ve felt somewhat home right from the beginning. Most of…