After an epic adventure lasting not quite a year, we have bumped back down to Earth in Cornwall. We have all so incredibly enjoyed our experience and there will be many things we will miss but at the same time we have been enjoying the things in England that mean much to us: coleslaw, … Continue reading Goodbye Colombia
As we come towards the end of our trip there are a few bits and pieces we thought we would share before we pack up and leave. Medellin Back in November we spent some time in the amazing city of Medellin a couple of hours south of here by plane. We had … Continue reading Vistas, visits and Venezuelans
We are conscious that many of our blog posts sound rather spectacular so we thought a bit of realism was in order for this next one because, actually most of our days here follow a pretty similar pattern and don’t regularly involve hunting spiders in the jungle or dune buggying in the desert…. The … Continue reading Day in our lives
….following on from the Amazon, Peru was our next stop; Lima being the first place. The whole Peru trip followed a well trodden tourist trail and it felt rather like a very fancy holiday rather than any sort of travelling event. Lima is a nice enough city, located on the Pacific coast with a … Continue reading Peru
It has been a while since we last got around to posting on our blog. Our visas ran out on 2nd March and we were fairly sure we could just get them renewed here in Santa Marta. About 3 weeks before, we went to check at the “Migración” office, only to be told that … Continue reading The Amazon
There are some things we missed over Christmas: In particular, time with friends and family. The challenges here are so different from home but they are still challenges nevertheless and not being surrounded by the people and friendships we value most it sometimes feels harder. Thank goodness for WhatsApp and email. We quizzed each … Continue reading Missing Quality Streets
Yes, it is a feliz Navidad (happy Christmas) from us here. Like every other school the children have been getting tired/excitied/silly/tempestuous in equal measure. The photo above is from their Christmas party. For the past 9 years 2 American brothers have kindly put on a party for the children in a Hostel in the city … Continue reading Feliz Navidad!
We thought we’d visit Park Tayrona, a 150 square mile National park famed particularly for it’s beaches but with lots of jungle and a bit of rainforest, (there’s a difference) before the holiday season starts at the end of November. It is apparently a bit of a magnet for holiday makers (mainly from Colombian … Continue reading The rain coming in through the tent was initially refreshing …
We are now back at school after 10 days holiday and then almost another week due to a tropical storm which hit us one evening. As the school is at the bottom of the mountains and many of the children live in the hills nearby with only mud paths for access; if there is … Continue reading Back to the Barrio.
Having settled in to our new abode, and the school being closed for 10 days or so, we thought we’d head up to the mountains and into the rainforest. Since the day we told the children we would be coming to Colombia, it has been the wildlife they’ve been most excited about seeing and the … Continue reading The rainforest