Crossing the border – Maicao, Colombia to Maracaibo, Venezuela

Having flagged a bus just outside Tayrona National Park, which incidentally was the worst shed of a bus we have seen in Colombia, we arrived at the border town of Maicao into chaos. There were several men greeting us off the bus shouting “Maricaibo, Maricaibo, Por Puesto, Por Puesto”, traffic all over the place and … More Crossing the border – Maicao, Colombia to Maracaibo, Venezuela

Adios Colombia – what they say and what we found

Our 3 weeks in Colombia are at an end, we’ve travelled overland from one end of the country to the other – Ipiales on the Ecuadorian border to Maicao on the Venezuelan Caribbean coast border – and stopped off lots on the way. What they say Colombia is known for terrorist guerrillas, cocaine and for … More Adios Colombia – what they say and what we found

Hot in Cartagena

The night bus to Cartagena took 13 1/2 hours, getting us in at 7:30am. It had the most leg room of any bus we’ve been on and even had a boys and a girls toilet which we thought was bliss (we all know that men struggle to pee in a stationary toilet, never mind on … More Hot in Cartagena