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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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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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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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Bitching about itching: Can you travel with atopic eczema?

Bitching about itching: Can you travel with atopic eczema?

I am sweating as I slowly walk uphill. Fit runners pass me by, but the only thing that is up for a race today is my heartbeat. You used to walk a lot, I remind myself. You can do it, common! You´ve done it before. When I was twenty, I walked more than 850km in a single take. It took me a month and some days and afterwards, I was fitter than ever. I was even skinny for a short period…

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I said I loved traveling alone and I lied

I said I loved traveling alone and I lied

I met Juan Diego in Colombia; we haven´t become particularly close as he likes to keep to himself – but after talking to him a couple of times, something clicked together in my head. Diego has walked hundreds and thousands of miles across South America, camping in the wild, playing his flute and admiring landscapes. He is a biologist and loves to watch nature, knows everything about plants and loves his calm – he is not much of a party maker. He didn´t prepare,…

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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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