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Arrecifes, Cabo San Juan & Pueblito: A Practical Guide to Tayrona Colombia

Arrecifes, Cabo San Juan & Pueblito: A Practical Guide to Tayrona Colombia

Tayrona must be the most famous National Park in Colombia. Its magic has to do with seeing the snowy mountain peaks while swimming in the warm waters of the Caribbean, surrounded by thick jungle. If the idea of swaying in a hammock and listening to the noise of the selva (yes, the jungle is noisy at night!) at night, waking up to birds chirping and starting your day eating an arepa and jumping right to the waves (because it´s effing…

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How To Get A Teaching Job In Colombia As A Foreigner & Without Agencies

How To Get A Teaching Job In Colombia As A Foreigner & Without Agencies

I have heard from many travelers that it is a piece of cake to get a teaching job in Colombia, since the locals like foreigners and prefer them for language teaching positions. Well…yes and no. It is indeed relatively easy for a native speaker to find a teaching gig because many people assume that being fluent in a language is an equivalent of being able to teach it. However, it is definitely possible to work as a teacher even if…

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An Insanely Detailed Guide To Bogota Colombia For Clueless Adventurers

An Insanely Detailed Guide To Bogota Colombia For Clueless Adventurers

Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is one of the places tourists often hesitate to put on their itinerary. Safety issues, general big-city-ness or even weather seem to daunt some of the travelers who love Colombia for its tropical nature, however, for an adventurous traveler interested in different aspects of Colombian society, Bogota is a fascinating spot to see. I have lived and worked in Bogota for over a year and even married a local Bogotano – therefore I often get…

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Visiting Cabo de la Vela, Colombia: Practical Guide For Adventurers

Visiting Cabo de la Vela, Colombia: Practical Guide For Adventurers

Cabo de la Vela is one of those less crowded and more withdrawn places on the Colombian Caribbean coast, but if you have a sense of adventure and a spirit of an explorer, you should definitely give it a shot. The region of Guajira is culturally distinct from the rest of Colombia and the desert makes for a whole different experience than the rest of the Caribbean coast. The village has an easygoing vibe that captured me in spite of…

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How to Avoid Dengue Fever When You Travel?

How to Avoid Dengue Fever When You Travel?

How can you avoid getting dengue fever on the road? This question seems to immediately start bugging many who set foot on the ground of a tropical country, “tropical” in this context being loose enough to contain all the hot places where a “tiger mosquito” (the one with white stripes) can thrive. I would even say the dengue is haunting the minds of all the travelers who travel to hot and humid regions – except for those who have contracted it already…

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5 weirdest places I slept at during my travels

5 weirdest places I slept at during my travels

Budget travel, as you know for sure, is not all about nice hotels and cute bed&breakfasts (although we all love those, don´t we?). When your budget is low even among the poorest guys, you need to level it up with unconventional ideas. And since that couchsurfer´s comfy couch is not always free, here I am with the collection of the five strangest and most uncommon accommodation spots I have spent a night at. Karin Stray story seeker. Hungry hitchhiker. Wannabe polyglot….

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Basic hitchhiking guide for a (stressing out) newbie hitchhiker

Basic hitchhiking guide for a (stressing out) newbie hitchhiker

Getting into a car with strangers is something that makes many people cringe – the fear of the unknown has the power to overwhelm the logic in a split second and even the thought of it seems too dangerous to consider. I used to be the same – however, I have been a happy hitchhiker for past three years and I swear to my favorite hiking boots that I have never had a bad experience, ever. Many Most of my friends…

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Chasing Waterfalls in Putumayo, Colombia: Practical Guide

Chasing Waterfalls in Putumayo, Colombia: Practical Guide

The selva (jungle) at the foothill of the Andes is friendlier and kinder than the dark, wet, sweltering guts of Amazonas, or so they say. Mocoa, the capital of the Putumayo district, is surrounded by it and in it, you can find many waterfalls and other hidden gems of nature. While Putumayo is not such a common destination for travelers to Colombia, it is certainly a place worth adding to your Colombian itinerary when planning your big trip. Instead of hordes of…

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Iné cesty

Iné cesty

Zrejme ste to už počuli odinakiaľ, ale aj tak. Túto sobotu budem prednášať v Košiciach na “festivale zodpovedného cestovania” Iné cesty, kam ma pozvali z Občianskeho združenia Sosna už pred niekoľkými mesiacmi (a ja som s radosťou prijala, lebo chápete, máločo robím radšej než vyprávať sa o mojich svetopatáliách; toto je príležitosť rozprávať celučičkú hodinu bez toho, aby ma niekto prerušil a prešiel na inú tému (ako napríklad lak na nechty), takže jupí!)(tuto asi už treba dať bodku). Toto som k…

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