Meeting the monkeys of Alto del Aguila // Colombian Amazonas

Alto del Aguila

Puerto Nariño is a colorful, well developed village with about 7.700 inhabitants. The village is located 75 kilometers – a two hours’ boat ride – from Leticia. The atmosphere is very relaxed and quiet, also because there are no cars. The boat Read more…


Santa Marta // Colombia

St. Marta - Town

Santa Marta is one of the oldest towns in South America, located on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. It’s close to other tourist destinations like Baranquilla, Minca and the Tayrona National Park. Things to do Walk around the old town Read more…


Boat Trip from Leticia (Colombia) to Iquitos (Peru)

Amazonas

If you are wondering how to get out of the jungle, there are only two ways: by boat or by plane. I decided to go by boat from Leticia to Iquitos and take the chance to see more of the Read more…


Things to do in Leticia // Colombian Amazonas

Leticia

Leticia: Location & History Leticia is located in the Amazonas, and the southernmost city of Colombia. The next big city is far away and you can only get to Leticia by plane or boat. It is almost isolated and more Read more…


Welcome to the Jungle: The Amazonas, one of my biggest adventures

Amazonas

I was sitting in a restaurant in Cartagena, when two guys started talking to me. They asked me which places I plan to go in Colombia and I told them that after my next stop in Medellin, I had no Read more…


Hola Gringa! Welcome to Colombia! Exploring Colombia for 6 weeks

Cartagena og:image

Isn’t Colombia on every backpackers’ bucket list nowadays? Are you dreaming of exploring this diverse country? I spent 6 amazing weeks there and I want to share useful travel information and personal impressions about Colombia in this blog. You will Read more…


Things to do in Medellin // Colombia

Medellin Cable Car

Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia with a population of 2,4 million people. It is located in the Aburrá valley in the Andes. Thanks to its location, Medellin is called the „City of the Eternal Spring“. The temperatures Read more…


Salento: Colombias Coffee Region & the World’s Highest Palm Trees

Don Elias Coffee

Salento is a small town in the Coffee region (Zona Cafetera) of Colombia, close to cities like Armenia and Pereira. This town is famous for its coffee farms and the unique landscape of the Cocora Valley (El Valle de Cocora) Read more…


Cartagena // Colombia

Cartagena Streets

For the author Gabriel Garcia Marques, Cartagena was an inspirational place and it’s not surprising because this historic city is something special with it’s beautiful buildings and magical places. Cartagena is the biggest colonial town in Latin America and was Read more…


Finca Carpe Diem around Minca // Colombia

Minca - View point

Finca Carpe Diem is a hostel, guesthouse and eco-farm, 7 km outside of Minca. The Finca is in the jungle of Minca and there is nothing but beautiful nature around it. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful area and Read more…


Palomino // Colombia

Palomino - Beach

Palomino is a small beach town on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, only 40 minutes by bus from the Tayrona National Park. It’s not well known among tourists, so you will mainly find backpackers and Hippies in this place. Beside Read more…


Tayrona National Park // Colombia

Tayrona - Beach

Highlights of the Tayrona National Park Hiking in a diverse landscape Relaxing on a beautiful beach Spending a night in hammock next to the ocean The National Park is located on the Caribbean Cost of Colombia, close to Santa Marta Read more…