On Behalf of the Colombian Tourist Board May 8th 2009 Cocaine. Kidnapping. Guerillas. Guns. Murder.
This is what usually spings to mind when people think of Colombia.
When planning our trip, many friends and family were worried we would travel to Colombia. The capital Bogota is seen as a forbidden city, no one in their right mind goes there. Some though us nuts! Yet we heard nothing but good reports about the country from travellers who had just ... read more
South America » Colombia Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
Setting off with one way tickets to Mexico via Cuba (a two-month detour), we set ourselves the challenge of travelling through Central and South America down to the southern tip of Argentina by bus/train/boat.
We wrote and photographed all our adventures, discoveries and passions - food and football, people and pictures, wildlife and walking, books and buildings, mountains and music. We promise you won't read a boring day-to-day diary, just interesting tales from the road.
Plus for our friends with itchy feet, real backpacking tips direct from the backpack.
Jess and Jam... full info