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Birds in the Amazon

Animals in the amazon

Those of you who know us, read our blog and follow us on social media, are probably aware that we (well, mainly me, Antie) are a little bit animal obsessed. I was that crazy kid who ran after dogs in the park, hugged every cat in sight and traumatised hamsters. […]

View of valley from Salento

How to Spend a Month in Colombia

Colombia – a country once known solely for its bloody, cocaine-fuelled years, but now better known for salsa, football and its wonderful people, has experienced an incredible resurgence over the past 20 years and is firmly on the South America backpacker trail. No longer under the drug lord Pablo Escobar’s corrupt reign of […]

Live Like a Local in Bogota

Continuing our Live Like a Local series, Pete’s sister Hannah talks to us about why she lived in Bogota for a year and what her top tips are for while you’re there. Why did you choose to live in Bogota? Good question, to be honest I’m not quite sure how […]

The Lost city trek

The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) Trek in Colombia

‘What percentage do you have?’ There was a chorus of responses from the group with everything between 15 to 50. Amid the chatter, one of the guys chimes in with ‘98%’. There were gasps from around the table and awed hush followed. 98% deet. The holy grail of mosquito spray, […]

Boat on the Amazon

The What, Where, Why and How of Travelling the Amazon

What? We hardly have to say it, but it’s the biggest river in the world and its delta stretches over six countries and several million square miles. It’s also home to the most insane collection of wildlife, birdlife and perhaps most irritatingly insect life. Where? We travelled through it from […]

View from Guatape Rock

Top 10 Tips for Travelling Colombia

We spent a month or so in Colombia, spending time in a wide variety of places, environments and cities. From Capurgana on the Caribbean coast, to Bogota and finally to Leticia in the heart of the Amazon. Along the way, we inevitably learnt a few things that might come in handy […]