Moss: Norwegian Summer Nights and Summer Days

23:47 June 30th, it doesn’t get any darker than this. I stayed up looking at the sky until 3 am and it never got dark. Scandinavian summer nights, this was precisely what I came for. No… Continue reading

Return to Scandinavian Summer…

Finally! The upcoming six weeks will be spent in some spontaneously chosen places in Scandinavia with Karlsborg in Sweden and Moss in Norway as base camps. Stay in tune…    

Is the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral worth a visit?

Even though it has been low on my list for things to do around Bogotá, I was really amazed when I finally got to the Salt Cathedral. I had the idea that it’d just… Continue reading

Macbeth won’t let me travel

This blog still exists! I promise! The reason you haven’t heard much from me lately is best described by the photo above. Latinamerikaliv is working. And what a job! After nine long years of trying… Continue reading

A day on a Colombian Coffee Farm

  What is Colombia to me? The color green in a million different nuances. You will notice, if you come here. As soon as you leave Bogotá behind you, the emerald green mountains are… Continue reading

Abandoned places in Colombia: Hotel Salto del Tequendama

Does anybody share my fascination for abandoned places? I’ve dreamt of seeing el Hotel del Salto del Tequendama for a long time. Abandoned for more than 50 years, many people believe it’s haunted… Continue reading

Chicaque Cloud Forest only an hour from Bogotá

The best thing about Chicaque Natural Park is that it’s so close to Bogotá. Second best is that it’s a green valley with hummingbirds, cloud forest, waterfalls and well-marked trails for hiking. Once you… Continue reading

10 reasons to fall in love with Medellín

I’ve fallen in love with Medellín, just as I had heard so many other travellers do. The walks through Comuna 13, the bars in Provenza, the museums, well-functioning infrastructure, stunning views and relaxed and… Continue reading

The best way to enjoy the thermal baths in Choachí

10.45 am Start by taking the bus to Choachí from Parque Tercer Milenio in Bogotá. (Confortable seats, costs 9000 pesos, leaves every 15 minutes, takes 1 h 10 minutes.) Enjoy the varying view… Continue reading

The beautiful Botanical Garden of Bogotá

From Andean páramo, Amazon rain forest, wax palms and oak woods to an English rose garden as well as indigenous irrigation techniques. With this extraordinary variety of landscapes, the botanical garden of Bogotá is… Continue reading

Happy new 2016 from Bogotá and Medellín!

Sorry it’s been so quiet from Latinamerikaliv. Sometimes this Latin American living just consumes me completely and there seems to be no space for blogging. But now there’s so much to tell. I’ve… Continue reading

Confessions of the happy nomad

A nomad is no better than a backpacker or conventional tourist. But maybe a bit different… Read PedroL’s interesting reflection on our nomad lifestyles. Latinamerikaliv is so happy to have PedroL as a… Continue reading

3000 years old statues in the greenest mountains of Colombia

Intriguing archeology together with breathtaking sceneries of green Andean mountains and high waterfalls, clean air and the best hammocks in Colombia. San Agustín in the Colombian Andes tops my favourite destinations in Colombia. Hundreds of 3000 years old… Continue reading

Cabo de la Vela: A desert that ends in the Caribbean sea

Which is the most beautiful place in Colombia? What should we visit? Where are there least tourists? These are questions that I often get. One of my top answers? Cabo de la Vela. This… Continue reading

A guide to the Street Art of Bogotá

Being one of the most graffiti liberal cities in the world, Bogotá in 2015 hosts at least 5000 big mural paintings and somewhere between 3000 and 5000 street artists. Graffiti paintings in Bogotá often… Continue reading

travellers chat #3: Maria from Latinamerikaliv

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Åsa Maria Hermansson was born 29 years ago in Skövde. From this swedish city has discovered the world, travelling in 40 countries, living in 5 of them across…

My travel bucket list

These are the things that I currently have on my list. What are your dream travel destinations? Do you have any good travel tips for those places that I still haven’t had the… Continue reading

Matilde’s 101st birthday party with a stunning view over Boyacá

   

Why the Atacama desert in Chile is the most beautiful place in the world

I had never imagined that a desert could have so many different faces as the Atacama desert in Chile. Geysers, altiplano lakes, salt flats, hot springs, salt lagoons… I hope that these pictures… Continue reading

Páramo de Ocetá: Hiking the most beautiful páramo of Colombia

There’s no translation of páramo, since it’s a landscape and ecosystem that only exists in Colombia and its neighboring countries. This particular tropical alpine landscape begins at 3000 meters above sea level and… Continue reading

Santuario de las Lajas: Have you seen a more beautiful place for a church?

The Santuario de las Lajas had been on my list for so long. On the border between Colombia and Ecuador lies this church with possibly the most beautiful location in the world. The… Continue reading

Ecuador: How I got the swing at the end of the world entirely for myself

I’ve always loved swings. I had seen pictures of this one without knowing where to find it, the swing at the end of the world. A place where you swing over the precipice… Continue reading

Puerto Williams: Spring in the southernmost village of the world

The very last stop along the Antarctica voyage was in this village in the southernmost part of Chile. Hence, Puerto Williams it is also the southernmost village in the world. We didn’t really see… Continue reading

Last day in Antarctica: Deception island and Whalers bay

On our last day in Antarctica, we went in to the lagoon of the volcanic Deception island. In Telefon bay we walked up the slope of a volcano crater. Then we stopped in Whalers’… Continue reading

10 birthdays in 10 places in 8 countries: Happy birthday to me!

Now that it happens to be my birthday today, I just realised that over the last ten years I’ve been in a new place for every birthday. Last year’s stunning 3rd of Nov 2014 at Machu… Continue reading

Antarctica: Lost in Antarctica and a swim in the polar sea

On our third day in Antarctica we went out in the zodiac boats to cruise around Spert island. The sky was dark but it wasn’t very windy at the point when we left the… Continue reading

Antarctica: Midnight sunset in Lemaire channel

Who said that snow was white? When the sun sets near midnight just north of the polar circle in Antarctica, the sky, the sea and the snow get some unbelievable colours. Simply enjoy the… Continue reading

Antarctica: Whale watching and human encounters

The second morning in Antarctica we woke up in Gerlache strait. Swimming Gentoo penguins around the ship. After the cold weather the days before, now we could be out in the sunshine without… Continue reading

Antarctica: South Shetland islands and penguins, penguins, penguins

The feeling of fulfilling one of my most unachievable dreams. If ever at all, I thought I’d visit Antarctica when I’m middle-aged. Not that I’d all of a sudden would be standing there, as a budget backpacker, surrounded… Continue reading

Going to Antarctica: Crossing the Drake passage

Drake Passage. Notorious for its unpredictable weather and claimed to have the roughest waters in the world. This 800 km passage between Cape Horn of South America and the Antarctic peninsula is the shortest… Continue reading