1 month itinerary for beautiful Colombia

1 MONTH ITINERARY FOR COLOMBIA

1 month in Colombia is not much time to explore this wonderful country but I have made a 1 month itinerary for Colombia so you have an idea of how many days you could stay in each place and what to do. My focus was nature and outdoor adventures. So why did I end up in Colombia on my first solo travel? Colombia had for many years been on my bucket list. To be honest I think it was Shakira that started the idea when she put her country on the world map with her hip shaking song “whenever-wherever”. Then back in 2007 my best friend and I were about to decide[…]

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The guide recommends: what to put in your backpack to hit Torres del Paine National park. Patagonia, Chile

THE GUIDE RECOMMENDS: WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK TO HIT TORRES DEL PAINE

“THE GUIDE RECOMMENDS” was an idea Victor and I got because we often talk about our future outdoor adventures and he helps me understand this “world” of trekking, mountaineering and outdoor life since I haven’t much experience (yet!!). Victor has 14 years of experience as outdoor guide and is currently working as guide in Torres del Paine National park and this article is meant to help people who are going for multiple days in the park.   “WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?” PREPAIR YOURSELF FOR ALL KIND OF WEATHER Number one concern of travellers is always the weather. They try to predict how its gonna be before arriving but in Patagonia its[…]

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TREKKING IN TORRES DEL PAINE – HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS

In my daily work I meet a lot of tourist during the day that want to hike in the national park Torres del Paine. Most popular is the “W” or the trail Macizo Paine Grande. The amount of visitors has exploded resent years and last year a lot of people experienced that the free and private camping areas were already full when they arrived. This year CONAF took the consequences of this and made some regulations to control the amount of people in the lodges, camping and refugios. For you as a visitor it means that you need to plan your trip well before entering the park if you are[…]

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5 AMAZING TOURS YOU NEED TO DO IN PUERTO NATALES, CHILE

Puerto Natales and its surroundings are a paradise for people who love outstanding nature, mountains, glaciers and to challenge themselves physical and mentally by doing outdoor activities. I have done all these tours myself and I can recommend them for everybody to do it. Are you short in time you can do a half day activity in the morning and another half day activity in the afternoon. When you have seen how many opportunities Puerto Natales has you´ll wish you had more time to explore the area because there are so much more to see and do than the famous national park Torres del Paine. For whom: This guide is ideal for people who are not[…]

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Denmark: Hiking in Mols Bjerge National Park and visit at Clausholm Castle

Travel tips if you are staying in Jutlandia, Denmark This 1 day trip was done by car and was the first trip outside Aarhus I did with Victor. Since Victor is an outdoor guide I wanted to show him the nearest national park and afterwards I showed him some Danish culture! NATIONAL PARK MOLS BJERGE The national park Mols Bjerge, 40 minutes drive from Aarhus. I thought I was going to show Victor some special Danish nature, but Victor said the nature reminded him of Chile; same fruits, berries, trees and plants. How come? Well, guess what. South of Chile and Denmark have actually the same climate zone, the tempered zone.[…]

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Chile life: we almost had to leave our life in Puerto Natales because of an accident

Monday the 31st of October. Everything was going great. Victor had a lot of work to do, I was approaching my first month of work and we had a 1-day trip to Argentina Tuesday to see the impressive glacier Perito Moreno. Some days earlier we had made a list of things we wanted to do during the season and after the season. We calculated the money we had and how much we would earn. We were being very positive about the future! Then I got a message from Victor that took us through an emotional roller coaster ride through the not-so-friendly Chilean health system. THE ACCIDENT IN TORRES DEL PAINE[…]

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How did Victor and I meet each other? You better ask “where”!

People often ask how Victor and I met each other and I always start the story by saying “the amazon jungle in the middle of nowhere”. As mentioned in my Sunday Confessions 5 I dont believe in coincidences but yes, this random place on earth was where I met him. So what was I doing there? I was travelling 1 month alone in Colombia, wasn’t looking for anyone, I just came out of a relationship 3 months earlier and this trip was kind of a personal journey where I had to re-discover how to be alone again. I was approaching my last week in Colombia and my plan was going to Leticia to visit[…]

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How is life in Chile after 1 month

I have now been more than 1 month in Chile – time really flies! With this post I wanna update a bit about life here at the end of the world. I have just been posting amazing pictures but these great trips are not my everyday life. Work-life-balance in Puerto Natales We have been in Puerto Natales almost 3 weeks, and I have been working 2 weeks in a outdoor/tour shop. My days are normally from 10am -1pm, then siesta/lunch time until 3pm and then work again from 3pm – 9pm. A normal work week here is 45 hours, one day off. But I am trying to “save up” days off so[…]

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What surprises me about the Chileans / Lo que me soprende de los Chilenos

For Spanish scroll down / En Español ver más abajo! Disclaimer: These observations were made during 2 weeks in Chile in places like Santiago, Temuco, Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt during September. I am not saying this is typical for all Chileans or general situations that happen everywhere in Chile. I just write what I saw 🙂 Chileans have a serious problem with mayonnaise! They really like it and they put aloooot of it on their food like “completos” and sandwiches. Seems like it is as normal as having ketchup and mustard aside. Down jackets is the preferred kind of jacket. Mostly in black or blue. And they wear it outside[…]

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North of Denmark: Medieval days, a soon-to-disappear lighthouse and a Danish vineyard

I was lucky to borrow my sister’s car when she was on vacation in Croatia and we therefore went 2 days to the north. Victor is absolutely not a museum kind of guy; he prefers to take photos of things outside e.g. the surrounding nature, buildings, and animals. With this in mind we planned the activities for 2 days in the north of Denmark. Voergaard castle with medieval days First stop was Voergaard castle in Dronningelund. This week we were lucky that they had medieval days meaning that outside the castle there were people dressed out, trade stands, knight tournaments and activities for kids. It was amazing to see how people[…]

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