5 Colombians in a room invariably turns into a party – Gabriel Garcia Marquez… May 17th 2013 Before arriving in Colombia I had heard nothing but positive reports from other travellers that had recently visited, with many saying with a knowing look that I would end up spending a lot longer here than I expected! I hate to pander to the stereotypes but they were exactly right, as I've already been here 6 weeks and this may be the first country where I have to do a nifty quickstep across ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cali 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
Having graduated from University of Nottingham I started travelling and absolutely loved it. I did one trip around the world, then a second major trip through Latin America.
I then went back to the real world with one of those job things, but the wanderlust didn't leave and I managed to fit in plenty of short trips.
I've now taken 12 months out to learn/perfect my Spanish. I'll be travelling through Spanish speaking South and Central America with a trip from Buenos Aires to San Francisco.
The primary focus of the trip will be learning the language - so I'll be regularly settling to st... full info