girl and going solo

“You’re so brave.” That’s a comment I got a lot from people whenever they found out I was travelling alone. It’s not true though – I’m not braver than most, and sometimes I’m downright chicken – for example, I still don’t like trekking alone because I’m convinced I’ll get lost and I’m not sure I’m […]

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la guajira steals your heart

The story I wrote on visiting Colombia’s La Guajira region ran on Thursday, two days after I landed back home. Reading it and looking through my photos afresh brought about the predictable twinges of longing. Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas are full-on experiences, where the environment – hot, harshly dazzling – makes itself […]

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running away to mompós

Topknots on boys and girls. Talk of cocaine tours. Electronic music pulsing by the pool.  I sat in my hostel in Santa Marta and thought, fuck it, let’s go somewhere else.   I had come to Santa Marta after spending a few glorious days in Riohacha, Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas. Sure, there […]

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