15 April 2019 – Flying from Colombia to Peru on a shit airline

15 April 2019 – Flying from Colombia to Peru on a shit airline

After 5 weeks of exploring Colombia’s major cities, I’ve finally left and am on a plane to Lima where I can finally do the Salkantay trek. I’m on Viva Air – it must be a Peruvian airline because they won’t accept anything but US Dollars or peruvian Solas on for snacks and drinks which I [...]

8 April 2019 – the beginning of the second week of my workaway in Barbosa, Colombia

8 April 2019 – the beginning of the second week of my workaway in Barbosa, Colombia

I've finally finished work today - it was pretty chilled to be honest because Chad (my boss) wasn't here so I got to do things at my own pace (normally we're up by around 6-6.30pm but I was allowed to wake up whenever I wanted). Apart from the lights around the gazebo and moving the stuff [...]

3 April 2019 – Working in an organic farm in Barbosa, Colombia

3 April 2019 – Working in an organic farm in Barbosa, Colombia

If you read my last blog, you'd know that I recently caught a bus from Medellin to Barbosa to start my next Workaway. I was in desperate need to be immersed in nature and to have a routine again. What did I think before? I applied for about 10 Workaways and 3 places responded. There [...]

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Picture: me working with a Brazilian local who couldn't speak any English in Rio Das Ostras. I've always wanted to learn another language. I usually tend to get motivated when I go overseas and then struggle to communicate with the locals...when this happens, I come back home with this burning desire to learn the language of [...]

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

I always knew I wanted to come to Colombia. It was in my plan the whole time...and Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Cali were on my bucket list. Today, I arrived in Medellin (I can finally check off three of the four cities). As a nature lover, I'm surprised I haven't actually explored the beautiful nature [...]

12 March 2019 – Coming to Colombia on a whim and experiencing culture shock all over again

12 March 2019 – Coming to Colombia on a whim and experiencing culture shock all over again

Ok I’m kind of lying when I say I came here on a whim. I knew I was coming here but didn’t plan to come here so quickly. I initially planned to come to Colombia by catching a 4-5 day slow boat from Brazil… It was a ridiculously tough decision for me because I was [...]