Monday, 29 December 2014
Saturday, 27 December 2014
|James and I with some of our English students|
In Medellín, we spent a few weeks volunteering with the Angeles de Medellín, teaching English, playing with the local children and distributing much needed clothes, food and household goods.
The charity operates up in one of the mountains in Medellín in the small barrio of Regalo de Dios (which, perhaps ironically, translates as gift from God).
Friday, 19 December 2014
This sign, which translates as "Don't take viagra, drink goat's milk", was on a wall in the small town of Guane, just outside of San Gil in Colombia.
There were several shops in the town, selling goat's milk,
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
San Gil in the Santander region is about 6 or 7 hours north of Bogotá. It's Colombia's centre for outdoor sports, from caving to bungee jumping, down hill mountain biking to white water rafting.
We opted for a day on the river, as I had never been white water rafting before. Despite my lack of experience, I was persuaded
Friday, 12 December 2014
About 30 miles outside of Cartagena lies the Volcan de Totumbo, where you can bathe in a mud pool inside the crater of a small volcano, while getting yourself a massage. We were intrigued.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
I may have been able to seek out more vegetarian options in Argentina, if James hadn't been on an ongoing mission to find the best steak in the world.
Luckily, because of the Italian influence on Argentinian cuisine, pretty much every restaurant in Argentina (including the steak houses) do serve meat-free pasta dishes. However, generally these options are either pasta with a nice (but not especially inspiring) tomato sauce or pasta with a good (but again not particularly varied) cheese sauce.
To avoid just eating pasta covered with tomatoes, here are some of our top tips for being vegetarian in Argentina:
Monday, 8 December 2014
|Sunset in Tayrona|
The Tayrona National Park is beautiful mix of dense jungle and pristine white beaches, bordering the clear waters of the Caribbean sea in north east Colombia.
Unfortunately for us (and the trees), there had been very little rainfall
Friday, 5 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
|The famous clock tower entrance into the old town|
On both visits, we enjoyed wandering the colourful streets, eating and drinking, 'walling'