Feeling unsafe in Colombia?

Now that I’m back to the amusement park called Netherlands, when I tell people I’ve spent almost 3 months in Colombia the first questions I get are about safety. Did you feel unsafe? How dangerous really is? Did you have scary moments?  First of all, I consider myself fortunate as I didn’t had any real bad… Continua a leggere Feeling unsafe in Colombia?

Where to dance Salsa in Barranquilla, Colombia

The Lonely Planet guide to South-America says pretty clearly to skip Barranquilla because is too dangerous, too dusty and uninteresting. But in the city of world-famous Shakira, Salsa music is more popular than anything else and if you’re a Salsa lover would be a terrible mistake not to stop for a weekend here!! The Barranquilla… Continua a leggere Where to dance Salsa in Barranquilla, Colombia

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5 days in the jungle, hiking Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

The Ciudad Perdida (Lost city) has an history interesting enough to make me hike for 5 days in the rain forest. And I never did an hike longer than few hours before in my life. This pre-Colombian settlement of the Tayrona people, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding the city of Santa Marta, Colombia, was unknown… Continua a leggere 5 days in the jungle, hiking Ciudad Perdida, Colombia