Money, money, money – how much do I need for traveling Colombia?

We loved Colombia and would highly recommend it to everyone. The people are so friendly, there is a lot of interesting history to dive into, be it art, culture, or the infamous drug cartels, it will keep you reading for weeks. The landscapes are stunning and the prices are very low. This is no doubt one of our favourite countries. There is just so much to see, you can jump from the coast, to hiking in the mountains, to lakes, waterfalls even a desert (well sort of). We felt we could have spent so much more time in this country and will no doubt regret we didn’t, but we’ve chosen to leave some attractions for Ecuador and the rest of South America where we will be visiting the Amazon and then onwards. As you’ve probably realised from our blog we are trying to fit a huge trip into a small time frame, so we’re having to get pretty picky about how we’re spending time. Anyway if you have a month and your wondering where to go I will put this at the top of your list.

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O tym jak zmokliśmy na pustyni i poczuliśmy się mali przy najwyższych palmach świata

My first post in polish, my mother tong. During our travels I haven’t had many opportunities to speak polish so it was a pleasure to write something. There are a lot of photos for those who don’t understand the words. 

Jesteśmy w Kolumbii – w kraju, przed którym byliśmy wiecznie ostrzegani. Ku naszemu zdziwieniu nic nie jest takie, jakie miało być. Ludzie są tutaj tak mili, jak nigdzie indziej. Jednakże dystanse miedzy punktami naszego zaionteresowania są znacznie większe niż w malutkiej Ameryce Centralnej. Tutaj każda podróż to minimum 8 godzin w ścigającym się z innymi autobusie. Wyścig kończy się jednak co parę godzin, kiedy to autobus zatrzymuje się na środku drogi, żeby zabrać więcej pasażerów i pozwolić ulicznym sprzedawcom wejść do środka i handlować wszystkim: od lodów, po smażone kurczaki i świeże owoce. W ten sposób podróż wydłuża się z szacowanych 6 do 8 godzin. Czasem nas to denerwuje, bo chcielibyśmy dojechać na miejsce jak najszybciej, ale z drugiej strony dzięki temu nigdy nie jesteśmy głodni!

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Discovering Medellin and Guatape, Colombia

Welcome to Colombia 

We arrived in Colombia, a country we were sceptical about visiting due to its notorious history. We bordered our night flight from Panama City to Medellin and some how departed half an hour early, something unheard off. We were even allowed to bring our 1,5l bottle of water on board! The Security seems very relaxed compared to Europe. Our flight left early evening, we were able to see an amazing sunset as we waved good bye to Central America, on to our next adventure.

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