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Hiking in the Tatacoa: Starry nights, meteors and UFO landing zones

Photo by Luca Tofan VILLAVIEJA, HUILA – As I laid down on a rock, still feeling its heat...

Isla Múcura: La Isla Bonita on the caribbean coast

It’s sunshine and coconuts by day and plankton dancing by night on the Isla Múcura. Plus, if you take the scenic route, getting to this island paradise is half the pleasure.

Medellin’s very own traditional Coffee Hacienda

Don Carlos Monzon sits contentedly in his office on the bottom floor of Hacienda Media Luna, a majestic 160-year old coffee homestead perched high...
Rainbow gathering

Searching for the Crystal Land: The Rainbow Gathering in Southern Colombia

"When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes,...

Hot Springs, Volcanos and Altitude Sickness: Colombia’s Cerros Los Nevados

  I was nearing 4,000m on the ascent to Colombia’s Cerros Los Nevados when the situation became serious. My trekking partner, delirious from the cold,...

Travel off the beaten track: Spotting the blue-bearded helmetcrest

The blue-bearded helmetcrest has returned from supposed extinction and is now teetering on the edge. Our intrepid columnist is one of the few people alive to have seen it.

Travel off the beaten track: Guerrillas in the Caquetá mist

Meeting a group of dissident guerrillas while meandering along the Caquetá river may sound like every traveller’s nightmare, but in this instance they only wanted insect repellent and a few hours of attention.

The intrepid travels of photographer Lucana in her vintage ’61 Mercedes

On a sunny afternoon last week, we sat down with traveller and photographer Ana Lucia Perez Tobón at her home in Poblado, to talk...

Diving into the Amazon: Gerald Barr floats on, in, and under...

Our intrepid columnist takes research to a whole new level on holiday on the Amazon. And yes, we do mean 'on'.
Colombian Festivals

A festival free-for-all: The best Colombian festivals

Colombians are known for their love of a good time, which explains the abundance of festivals this country has to offer. From tiny towns celebrating a foodstuff that is the backbone of their economies, to giant festivals that attract talent from the world over, there’s something for any taste.