Category Archives: Colombia

After our adventure in the claustrophic bat cave, we went on to our second activity in San Gil: white-water rafting. Although Chris and I have been white water rafting in Arequipa a few years ago, we were all too happy to go through a safety drill which included a practice fall into the water. Something that Read More →

We always think it’s important to start a year as you mean to go on and so in that vein, last weekend Chris and I jumped into a car with our super friends Vivi and Yiyo and set off for San Gil – the adventure sports capital of Colombia. San Gil is a 4-6 hour Read More →

Wherever Chris and I temporarily lay our hats, we always do our best to try and immerse ourselves into the local cultures of the countries which are kind enough to host us. For example when we lived in Cambodia, we made sure that whenever we went out, we dressed like the locals, even if we Read More →

As in many other South American countries, Halloween is a big deal in Colombia. Parties took place across the country, and even offices weren´t exempt with colleagues coming into work fully made up in fancy dress. In Bogota, there is one place where Halloween gets taken to a different level though – Andres Carne de Res Read More →

Chris and I have always been keen hikers so when Colombia4U asked us if we wanted to join their trek to La Chorrera waterfall, the answer was a foregone conclusion. The Chorrera waterfall is Colombia’s highest waterfall, measuring a whopping 590 metres in height. The falls are located just outside Bogota, so anyone lucky enough Read More →

When we announced to our family and friends that we were moving to Colombia for a new job posting, almost everybody´s reaction was: “Isn’t it dangerous?”, or “Be careful you don´t get kidnapped”. I can see why people say these things. Colombia is officially still a conflict zone and has been so for the almost Read More →