Aimee's Compass
Cartagena streets and buildings

If somebody offered you the chance to bathe in the crater of a volcano, would you take it? Considering volcano craters are usually bubbling with searing hot lava, I imagine not,...

Bogota Colombia

It’s a shock to the system when, at 6.30am and after yet another long night journey, we arrive at Bogota bus terminal to mild temperatures of fifteen degrees. Layered up in...

Medellin views colombia

It’s another long overnight bus that brings us to Medellin, in the North West of Colombia. We’ve been opting for them over daytime buses whenever possible, as it means we don’t...

san gil trek to barichara colombia

San Gil is known amongst backpackers as the adventure activity capital of Colombia. It’s a town located in what’s called the Santander Department, which means it’s inland and about a thirteen...

colombia beach

It’s the afternoon when Dave and I arrive in the bustling city of Santa Marta. We’re still on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, having travelled east from Cartagena. It’s still ridiculously...

Cartagena mud bathing volcano

The first thought that enters my head as we exit the arrivals gate at Cartagena airport is, “Wowza, it’s hot here”. It’s currently 10pm in the evening, but it feels like...

colombia places to travel church

Before I travelled Colombia, I had no idea just how tremendously large the country is. Ideally, in order to visit every town and city worth seeing and get to know the...

Colombia flight airport tax

When you’re travelling, every single penny, cent and pesos count. That’s why opportunities to claim back money you are owed, no matter how small, cannot be missed! Often though, us world...