Welcome back to the #IGTravelChallenge! May’s Theme: Great skies There is something about the sky that can be very dramatic, like these ominous rain clouds: Or these low clouds: Sunsets can also be breathtaking, and no collection of sky photos would be complete without one! The hazy pink sunset on the tiny island of Bolivar was beautiful and the sky looked endless during this sunset … Continue reading May #IGTravelChallenge
This is Guatape, a village near Medellin in the heart of Colombia. I found out about Guatape on Instagram – the colourful streets looked so cute that I had to squeeze a visit in to my recent trip to the country. It is a quiet little place, with not a lot to do other than enjoy the cobbled streets and brightly-coloured houses. Which I did! … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 14 Guatape
What is the Ciudad Perdida? The Ciudad Perdida, or Lost City, is the site of an ancient citadel set deep in the jungle-covered Sierra Nevada mountains in northern Colombia. Said to have been built 800AD by the Tayrona people, the city was looted by grave-diggers in the 1970s, when it was ‘re-discovered’. What remains today are ruins, foundations of circular buildings that were built from mud … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to the Ciudad Perdida Trek
Casa Kayam is a lovely relaxed hostel just outside the town of Guatape. The walls are covered with fantastic murals and the owners call the place an art project. When you arrive you are asked what your artistic talents are, and guests can contribute. Breakfast – not included + well-equipped guest kitchen Rooms + the rooms are clean with lovely bedding + each dorm bed has its own plug … Continue reading Review: Casa Kayam, Guatape, Colombia
These are wax palms, the national tree of Colombia. I went to the Cocora Valley, or el Valle de Cocora near Salento to check them out. This national park is located in the Andes and is where the palms grow most abundantly. They really are unbelievably tall, reaching as high as 60m! It was an impressive sight and the thick fog made the spectacle all … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 13 Cocora Valley Colombia🌴
In March, Tricia from The Adventure List, Carlie from A Cajun in Cali and I co-hosted the IG travel challenge, a photo-sharing challenge on Instagram. You can take a look at entries by searching the hashtag #igtravelchallenge on Instagram. We were overwhelmed by how many instagrammers got involved! Thank you to those that participated! I want to share with you some of my favourite entries and let you … Continue reading The #IGtravelchallenge: what next?
I stayed at the gorgeous Calle 11 hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia the night before and after I went on a four day trek to the Ciudad Perdida. It set in a huge villa, and was the ideal place to relax ahead of / after a hike! Breakfast – not included + guest kitchen available Common zones + there are several seating areas downstairs, inside and … Continue reading Review: Calle 11 Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia