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?
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
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
Salsa in Cartagena means places like Donde Fidel and Cafe´ Havana, and famous artist Joe Arroyo… In this post I´ll talk of all of them, experienced in the very hot and humid days I spent in the beautiful colonial city of Cartagena de Indias. Donde Fidel This is how the Lonely Planet describes this… Continua a leggere Where to dance Salsa in Cartagena, Colombia
As anyone in the blogosphere, I should write a post looking back to 2011 and another one listing the resolutions for 2012. Maybe I should say that “end of the year is always a good moment to stop and analyze” or something like that. But truth to be told – I spent a fair amount of… Continua a leggere 11 things from 2011