Christmas Day in Cartagena…

These guys were having a great Christmas morning on the beach down at Bocagrande earlier. Phwooooooooar!!!  Bless their cotton socks (literally). We headed down on foot from the walled city and after a very long and sweaty walk (and a calorific stop in a bakery next to an industrial fan), set up camp amongst ten million other Colombians. They also had the great idea of spending Christmas on the beach. We bought some beers from one of nine hundred people...Read More

How to spend Christmas in Colombia (or not)…

I’ve stayed in more hostels over the past six months than I can count and most of the time they’re very nice experiences. But after a while, you start to recognize the types of people who frequent these places. You know as soon as you see them. Him over there? Oh he’s a smug long-stayer who spreads his shit out all over the dorm and knows everything and everyone and has his own special shelf in the fridge. You're going...Read More