Colombia is like the world in one country. Snow-capped peaks rise from palm-fringed beaches; deserts, rain forests and everything in between form habitats for plants and animals in one of the most biodiverse nations on earth; and the culture is as varied and vibrant as the land. With adventure, relaxation and welcoming, friendly people Colombia is a paradise yet to be discovered by most of the world.

The downside? Colombia has one of the most unequal distributions of wealth in the world and human rights abuses abound. Nevertheless, there are many examples of courage and resistance in the face of such adversity.

So, whilst Colombia is one of the most dangerous places to be a trade unionist or a human rights activist, it is one of the best places to visit as a tourist.

I am a solicitor (lawyer) by profession but my life has been significantly curtailed since a virus I caught three years ago left me chronically ill. I am also an aspiring writer working on my first novel, which is set partly in London and partly in Colombia.

If you are interested in Colombia, travel, travelling with children or adventurous travel for the chronically ill, you might enjoy my blog.

Click here to see my video:

9 Responses to About

  1. Martina says:

    Amazing pics! We have been there a few weeks ago and had some great experinces! Have been in Bogota, Neiva and Cartagena. Unfortunately we have lost one of our SD-cards from our camera 😦 so we don`t have any pictures of Bogota! 😦 May I ask you to send me some of them, e.x. monserrate and the cathedrale in Zipaquirá. Would this be possible? It would meen a lot to me! Thanks and nice regards from Austria

    • Hi Martina. Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you like my photos. Did you go to the Tatacoa desert when you visited Neiva? That is definitely worth a visit. Sorry to hear you lost your SD card. You can access my photos of the places you are interested in by clicking on the photo tab on my blog and then the link to flickr for each place from there. you are welcome to use them for personal purposes.

      • martin_dreier@hotmail.com says:

        Oh, yes of course we have been to the Tatacoa desert too! It is really worth a visit! 🙂 Unfortunately I can not copy your pics… just could copy the link… 😦

  2. robypad says:

    amazing! tnx for inspiring me!! i will go soon defenetely!

  3. Jools says:

    Guess what – I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can see how it works on my award post here (http://awritersnotepad.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/versatile-blogger-award/) and if you decide to participate, you just need to follow the rules for the award, which are:
    • Display the Award Certificate on your blog (just cut-and-paste it from my post)
    • Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you – that’s me!
    • Nominate 15 other bloggers (I’ve kept to 10 as 15 seemed quite a lot)
    • Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog
    • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
    Whether you join in or not, I just want you to know that I nominated you because I really enjoy your blog and thought you might like to see it shared with some new readers. 🙂

  4. Great video. Captures the magic of this beautiful land. Really enjoyable.

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