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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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