I Love Colombian Lula

Happiness, more or less, it's just a change in me, something in my liberty... I ended up working at the hostel for two months and Colombians' carefree, loving approach to just about everything was infectious. I think I had a bit of post-teen awakening (the first of many!) Here’s the story, Hollywood: Back-packing Cinderella alternates... Continue Reading →

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Volunteering in Colombia 

I volunteered at a hostel in Santa Marta (North Colombia) and it was fab. We worked behind the bar for 6 hours a day, 6 days a week in exchange for 2 meals and a bed. I was dismissive of volunteering at hostels initially, it’s paid work surely?! But actually it gives you the chance... Continue Reading →

Colombia, A Travellers’ Favourite…

Five Colombians in a room invariably turns into a party. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Everyone I’ve met who’s been to Colombia says it’s fantastic and ten days in, I couldn’t agree more. Music is everywhere and it seems both men and women learn to wiggle their hips in the womb. People are super welcoming by... Continue Reading →

Peru: High on Nature

Trekking in the Andes was sublime. You feel tiny surrounded by colossal mountains. Insignificant, calm.  A gentle reminder that there's so much more to life than our self-indulgent circles. You feel free: No unnecessary belongings, no daily stress, miles away from a world that encourages you to hurt yourself and others. Next stop, volunteering on a farm... Continue Reading →

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