Waves Taste Like Salt&Vinegar Crisps

Something I found out during a very adventurous day of my vacation on the Colombian coast with my sister, her boyfriend and a good friend of mine is that waves taste like salt and vinegar crisps on my lips. The revelation came in a little boat, better to be described as a nutshell, which whipped... Continue Reading →


The Half-Time Slump

I am at the point that I can say that I have spent half a year here in Cali when someone asks me about my voluntary year. Half a year marks the time frame when locals don't only regard you as a traveller too lazy to move on, but as somewhat valuable for their community.... Continue Reading →

El Lado Oscuro

During our holidays in Santa Marta, we often commented on how safe we felt in comparison to Cali. We walked around the streets, with certain precautions but with more ease than in our chosen home. Yet while I was in Santa Marta, I experienced the dark side. Not of Colombia, but of humanity in general.... 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 →

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