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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I am going to change my name! Any suggestions?

Huston, we are having a problem. Or maybe I should address my mom: Mom! We are having a problem here in Chile! The problem is my name 🙁   In Spanish “La Nana” is the person who takes care of the house and/or the kids. In Chile they put el or la in front of names so when people address me they say “ask the Nana”. So guess what, people think it´s a joke and laugh when my boss ask clients to go talk with the Nanny/housekeeper. When I then explain that it is in fact my real name then it all starts: – Really? Is that your name? –[…]

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Sunday Confessions 5

This Sunday Confession is a bit special because it´s something I still have some kind of mixed feeling about. I have a bachelor in Spanish and Int. Business Communication. I was in doubt whether I should choose English instead of Spanish, but today I am really happy for my choice, it seems like it all made sense in regards to where I am today. My master on the other hand.. I never really liked it. But I thought to myself that I would be happy about it when I was done. On the positive side people with a Master in IT, Communication and Organisation are really attractive in the Danish labour[…]

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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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