Colombia Favourites: Quebrada La Vieja

Quebrada La Vieja is a gem of a hiking trail hidden right on Calle 72 in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. You really wouldn’t know it was there unless someone told you that it was there. I worked on Calle 72 for a year back in 2014/2015 and never even suspected that there was anything of the sort nearby! ¡Imáginate!

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Salvador, Bahia: First Impressions 

I’m a low expectations kinda girl, so when I booked my ticket to Salvador, Bahia back in March I had no real expectations of the city. I didn’t even know much about it, just a bit about the afro-Brazilian population that calls the city home.

Yesterday I flew into the city after a whirlwind week of non-stop travel around Colombia’s Caribbean coast and as soon as I got to Salvador all the tiredness disappeared.

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Travel Smart, Travel Cheap

When we think about travel we usually think about luxurious five star hotels with infinity pools and balconies overlooking the sea. Honestly this has never been my idea of traveling. All I’ve ever wanted was to jump on a plane and experience walking out of an airport into a whole new world of unknowns.

After two years in Colombia, my idea of travel may very well never include the fancy, money gobbling route most people prefer and that is fine with me. Here’s some tips on budget traveling if, like me, you want to see the world but you don’t have the bank account to back it up.

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