Although we had never heard of Salento prior to arriving in Colombia, many people we met along ‘The Gringo Trail’ highly recommended it as a beautiful place to visit and completely diverse to the Caribbean coastline or the cosmopolitan city of Medellin.


To get from Santa Marta to Medellin we opted for a 17 hour night-bus as an alternative to the 75 minute flight, for a massive saving of… 1 nights accommodation. Despite the Antarctica themed air-con the journey wasn’t anywhere near as tortuous as it could have been.

Bogota & Cartagena

Bogota Due to the delays we encountered en route to Bogota (see ramblings of previous blog), the pick-up we had organised through the hostel had unsurprisingly gone awry. It was up to us to get to the hostel and make our own way in the big bad world without being baby sat. One thing to … More Bogota & Cartagena