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My first stop in Colombia (I flew from Lima, Peru) and I chose to stay in La Candeleria at a very cool hostel called Graffiti Hostel. Honestly, I rate this hostel highly as they are in a good location but also for using local graffiti artists to make their mark in different areas of the… Continue Reading →

Colombia – The place to be

I left my heart in Colombia! Colombia wasn’t my first choice and I was actually debating whether to go to Argentina or Colombia at the time. Fortunately, for me, Colombia won that debate and I’ve had the most unforgettable experiences there.  I wish I could’ve stayed in Colombia long as the people were friendly, the… Continue Reading →

Colombia’s IVA Tax & How to claim it back

So you’ve done some shopping in Colombia from retailers like Dr Martens, Forever 21, Zara or brought some sparkling new jewellery? If you are a Foreign tourist who doesn’t reside in Colombia, then YOU have the right to claim 100% IVA tax back from your goods purchased in Colombia.  Currently, the IVA Tax is at… Continue Reading →

Santa Marta – The Lost City Trek

When I arrived in Bogota; I was absolutely freezing! I arrived here in August and many people said to me that Colombia would be hot – it seemed they were wrong.  Then, I moved to Medellin which was a good warm like 25C – 30C which is a comfortable heat that I could handle. There… Continue Reading →


A cosmopolitan city that has a good Metro System to take you downtown to see the wonderful museums, bus station and other sights.  I stayed in the El Poblado area which is known to be safe – especially for tourists, lively with lots of places to eat, drink and party and some great places to… Continue Reading →

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