Latin America

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

tobia adventure

Tobia = Daytrip from Bogotá with loads of Adrenaline

by

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…

Coffee Region Colombia

How much are 4 Days in Colombia’s Coffee Region

by

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)

by

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…

sim prepaid

Colombia – How to get a SIM card with data

by

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…

diving san andrés

Diving in San Andrés with Blue Life

by

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…

xcaret

Xcaret Park – a Day at the Riviera Maya

by

How about a day in a small paradise on the Riviera Maya? Are you going to be travelling near Playa del Carmen and Tulum? Would you like to explore the world of the Mayans and learn a bit more about the history of Mexico

isla mujeres diving

Let’s dive the MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving

by

Let’s dive in! MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving A few years ago I first heard of MUSA – the Museo Subacuatico de Arte. Ever since I wanted to dive there and see it all for myself. This Underwater Museum was built aka sunk back in 2009. It’s not even the only one in the world – there’re others in the Caribbean and other places too, where you…

Chingaza

Chingaza National Park – a Weekend away from Bogotá

by

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…

bogota für schlemmer

Bogotá for Foodies – a Guide to the exceptional Colombian Cuisine

by

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…

Cozumel Diving

Don’t dive in Cozumel

by

Don’t ever dive in Cozumel There’s this little island. It belongs to Mexico and some of you might have heard about it. Many cruise ships (eewwww!) stop here. Others may know it because the diving is supposed to be “oh so spectacular”. Here is why you should never, and I mean never ever, dive in Cozumel: The reefs are ugly and there are hardly any fish left in the sea…

San Andres Sound Bay

How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving?

by

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

by

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…