A Lazy Bum’s Account of the Lost City Trail

On the first of January, Lea and I set out to join a group of 12 for four days to find the Lost City in the Colombian rain forest. Just a few days before we had booked the tour in the Expotur Agency (at this point I must say that this agency was the best... Continue Reading →


When the Mamacita Talks Back

„Hermosa, mona, *kissing sounds*, te amo“. In less than 5 seconds, a stranger had declared his supposed love. I had just left the house to go to the supermarket, wearing shorts and a top as usual, nothing that would in any way attract attention in Germany. Right in front of my house, two men linger,... Continue Reading →

Of Caffeine and Canines

The glorious Monday-holidays allowed me a trip to dog heaven the other weekend. Dog heaven is also called Salento and is a little town in Quindío in Colombia. If I had to sum it up, I would say that it was a perfect weekend full of cold snoots and hot cups of coffee. On Saturday... Continue Reading →


Colombians seem to love long weekends. With only a few exceptions almost all holidays are placed on a Monday. That means that if you're lucky enough you can get 3 sequential days off. Lea and I used our first Colombian festivo to go on an insanely short trip to Medellín. After a long week of... Continue Reading →

The Day of the Black Cat

Nobody can tell what your first real challenge on your journey abroad may be. And who would have thought that mine is tied to a little black kitten. If you're more into happy travel updates, you might want to skip the next paragraph. Yesterday started out as an ordinary day, watching my flatmate moving sleepily... Continue Reading →

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