My name is Oliver, I was born in Germany and am currently living and working in Colombia. I am passionate about traveling and getting to know different cultures. I hope to share with you my passion for Colombia, the diverse country that left me, like many other travelers that visited it, with a deep impression and the wish to return.
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have always been passionate about traveling, having visited different destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, but I knew I wanted to stay in Colombia for a longer time after my first stay in Colombia in 2015. Last year I finished my master's thesis about ecotourism in the Amazon and soon after relocated to Cali, where I now live and work."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"When I first stayed in Medellín for two and a half months I was blown away by the hospitality and friendliness of its people. In Medellín, I volunteered in a community, located on the hills surrounding the city. The highlight of my stay was when the kids I had been working with threw a barbeque-party in their neighborhood for me before I left, from where you have the most spectacular view of the sun setting over the city. "
Featured trips & expertise
One of the best aspects of visiting Cartagena on Colombia's northern coast is having close proximity to nearby Caribbean Islands for the ultimate culture/beach adventure. On this 5-day trip, you'll start off experiencing the city's narrow streets with palaces, churches, and mansions painted in pastel colors (not to mention hip hotels and galleries that are popping up). Then, boat over to San Bernardo's beautiful coral islands for white-sand beaches and watersports. Finish the adventure back in Cartagena for one more night of colonial romance.
This outdoorsy, action-packed itinerary hits the crown jewels near two of Colombia's most exciting cities. Start off in up-and-coming Medellín before driving to the "coffee triangle" where you'll stay in a traditional ranch in the Andes. From here, embark on a three-day hike through some of the last surviving snowcapped peaks in the tropics before rafting in two of Colombia's major rivers. Next, you'll head north to the Caribbean coast for white sand beaches, sailing, and a chance to scuba dive in one of the few coral reefs in Colombia. Finish off the two-week adventure with time to explore the romantic cobbled alleys of Cartagena's Old Town.