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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they are out of date, as prices go up, bus timetables change, visa regulations change etc. Read more about 10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet![…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Aguardiente in Guasca, Colombia

I ain’t written about Colombia for a long long time and sadly, the way life goes I wasn’t there for a long long time. One thing I have to say is that of all the people I have been pleasured to meet on this planet, one man will forever stand out. My Colombian mate Julio Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Aguardiente in Guasca, Colombia[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: The Man Who Swapped His Camera For A Cow!!

“I don’t want to be a consumer” – Julio Felipe (2005) It’s story time on Sunday’s Inspiration on Don’t Stop Living! And bear with me, as this is a long one but hopefully one you will enjoy. As a traveller you always end up in random jobs with random people at random times. This story Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: The Man Who Swapped His Camera For A Cow!![…]

Working Wednesdays: Milking Cows In Santa Ana Alta, Colombia

So at the age of 30 I was working on a farm in Colombia, milking cows. Yes, but not quite the full story. Yes I’ve actually “worked” in South America, but I only did one shift ha ha! And it was just milking cows on Julio’s farm while I stayed there, but still I enjoyed Read more about Working Wednesdays: Milking Cows In Santa Ana Alta, Colombia[…]

Staying at Vereda Santa Ana Alta: Beautiful Colombian Countryside

The sombre, peaceful, tranquil loneliness of Vereda Santa Ana Alta, Colombia. Travellers simply don’t go here on their own. There’s nowhere to stay. There’s no buses or transport. But thanks to my Colombian friend Julio Felipe I got to stay 4 nights in the mountain village of Vereda Santa Ana Alta (to quote its full Read more about Staying at Vereda Santa Ana Alta: Beautiful Colombian Countryside[…]

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