Colombia - Paradise Lost October 7th 2009 On the 15th we left Caracas for Santa Marta, Colombia. Of course the bus left an hour late, took about 10 hours longer than the ticket lady had told us it would and broke down for a good hour when we were nearly there. But this should have been expected given that the transport fairy hates me. All in all it took about 24 hours and was pretty straight forward. On the approach to the Colombian board ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena 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
October 07 - Friends, family and random people who stumble accross my blog: this is an account of my year away from the UK. I will be spending 6 months working in Tokyo and then 5 months backpacking across parts of Asia and South America. I hope you enjoy my stories...
September 09 - The travels continue so the blog continues... ... full info