A Real Life Fairytale – Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

A Real Life Fairytale – Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary is the ‘fairytale’ cathedral of my dreams! The cathedral is built into a canyon in South-West Colombia which is close to the border with Ecuador. We had seen this beautiful sanctuary on numerous travel blogs and videos and we couldn’t wait to see it for ourselves! Getting to Ipiales The Sanctuary is located in a small Andean town in South-West Colombia called Ipiales. The town is really nothing special with the main and only attraction being the spectacular…

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A quick guide to Jardin and Salento, Colombia

A quick guide to Jardin and Salento, Colombia

Jardin and Salento are two of the prettiest towns in Colombia, and if you have chance to make it to both, then I highly recommend it. If you are a little short on time, hopefully you can make it to at least one of these beautiful places. Getting to Jardin from Medellin Getting to Jardin from Medellin is super easy. Just take a taxi to the terminal del Sur and take a direct bus to Jardin for 20 – 25,000COP….

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Top things to do in Medellin, Colombia

Top things to do in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin has become a hot spot for travellers and rightly so, once you go there it’s easy see why. Surrounded by stunning mountains and set in a narrow valley, Medellin has a spring like climate, all year round. If you are looking for a destination that has plenty of sightseeing, tons of history and a buzzing nightlife, then Medellin is the place for you. Gone is the stigma that Medellin is too dangerous to visit following the tragic troubles in…

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Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park, Diving in Taganga & Hiking in Minca

Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park, Diving in Taganga & Hiking in Minca

The Caribbean coast of Colombia is a special place and definitely worth a trip, even if it’s a flying visit to Tayrona National Park. We actually spent almost 3 weeks in this area of the country as we loved the laid back relaxed vibes of being by the ocean. Most people use Santa Marta as a base to explore this tropical part of Colombia. Santa Marta Getting there From Cartagena – Cartagena bus terminal is about a 40-minute drive out…

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A quick guide to Cartagena, Colombia

A quick guide to Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia is such a diverse country, and with so much to see and do, it’s hard to decide where best to spend your time. In my opinion, no trip to Colombia would be complete without a visit to Cartagena. Cartagena is located in the north of Colombia by the Caribbean Coast and is one of the oldest port towns in the country. The tropical climate also makes it a great beach destination and there are plenty of beaches and small…

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Top destinations to visit in Nicaragua

Top destinations to visit in Nicaragua

We were only supposed to be in Central America for around 6 weeks, but we celebrated 6 months of travelling in Nicaragua. If you like adventure sports such as volcano boarding and surfing, hiking, exploring cities and partying like you’ve never partied before then Nicaragua is the place for you. Somoto Canyon We found out about Somoto Canyon whilst staying at Lago de Yojoa in Honduras. There was a little notice on the board with details on how to get…

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Lago de Yojoa – The Real Honduras

Lago de Yojoa – The Real Honduras

Whilst backpacking through Central America, you will hear most people talk about skipping Honduras, or only heading to the Bay Islands. I wanted to find out more about the country everyone deems too dangerous to explore. The people we met during our time in Honduras were some of the kindest and most helpful we have met so far on our journey. They really can’t do enough to help you, especially if you look a little lost. It’s almost as if…

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Everything you need to know about Utila, Honduras

Everything you need to know about Utila, Honduras

After spending 3 months in Guatemala, I was more than a little excited to be moving to Utila for a couple of months whilst Chris completed his Dive Master Training at Underwater Vision. Utila is a small island which is part of the Bay Islands and can be found off the Caribbean coast in Honduras. Getting there As we were travelling from Antigua, Guatemala we decided it would be a good idea to spend a few days in Livingston which…

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The ultimate guide to Antigua, Guatemala

The ultimate guide to Antigua, Guatemala

If you have been following my travel journey, you will know that I spent almost 3 months living in Antigua, Guatemala. Here is my ultimate guide on places to stay, where to party and things to do in this beautiful colonial town. Places to crash There are tons of places to stay in Antigua which fit all budgets – here are a few of my faves. Tropicana Hostel If you are a backpacker looking for a fun party hostel, then…

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Things to do in beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Things to do in beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

There is no doubt about it, if you are travelling in Guatemala, you’re more than likely going to be heading to Lake Atitlan. A beautiful lake known as Lago de Atitlan to the locals and a 3-hour drive from Antigua (well, kind of). The lake is surrounded by a backdrop of stunning volcanos and each town around the lake offers a little something different. How to get there If you are arriving from Antigua, you will likely arrive in Panajachel,…

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