Many of you know that right now, I’m in Colombia !
And to show you a bit of my trip, I decided to make this Colombia Travel Diary series, beginning with this one ?
Destination – Cali :
So, we took the plane from Paris to Madrid first, around 10 am.
There, we had lunch and took another plane to Cali, without stopping by Bogota (the capital), we spent a total of 12h on planes, pretty exhausting.
Cali is one of the biggest cities of Colombia, and it’s even I’m the list of the 10 most dangerous countries of the world. I honestly never had any problem, we always go to Cali to visit my uncle and cousins that live there ! Anyways, we had to adjust to the local time, it was 10 pm when we went to sleep, which in Europe means 5 am. Since that was the time when we woke up in France, we didn’t sleep for 24h straight. I’m not going to lie, it’s exhausting and awful, but I kind of love it in a way, it’s like an adventure ! I’m used to it since we’ve been travelling that way since I was 3 months old.
Our First Day in Colombia :
The next day we went to a small local market to get some vegetables for lunch.
Then we went to a swimming pool complex, we had a homemade lunch there that we cooked on a grill there was on the complex.
Here is the outfit I was wearing that day ❤
There were also lots of other things around like tennis, gym machines, kiosques… And of course lots of nature and flowers !
The showers for after the pool were built in stones, it’s like a small waterfall !
On Our Way to Popayan :
Later we had to continue our journey to Popayan, which is where my grandparents live.
Popayan is a student city, all the architecture is white and in colonial style, like 15th century in Spain. We arrived late too, so straight to bed again. The next day we woke up at 5-6 am too, couldn’t sleep more ! We didn’t visit much that day, we caught up with some more uncles and cousins, then we went to have some empanadas before lunch (Not the same version as my Empanadas Recipe Post ! These were “empanadas de pipian”).
Finally we ran some errands, since we forgot some stuff in France. I got a hydration face cream, a local simcard as I told you in my 11 Travel Essentials Post, a portable Wi-Fi device (we didn’t know my grand parents didn’t have Wi-Fi at home anymore), and some other hygiene products.
We also got some guanabana and more fruit ! Guanabana is kind of stinky but it’s delicious.
Look at this gigantic watermelon we saw at the store ? :
We ended the shopping session with a snack : almojabanas (a kind of bread pastry) and Milo (the local instant chocolate powder).
And that’s all we’ve done so far, tomorrow we’re off to Cali again because my mother needs to run some tests for her health.
How do you like the format of this Colombia Travel Diary ?
Tell me in the comments !
Read the Next One Here :
COLOMBIA – TRAVEL DIARY #2 : BREAKFAST, WITCHCRAFT & SHOPPING
Your photos are incredible (: what amazing views and pretty food! Can’t wait for day 2 xoxo
Thank you so much Kitty ! I’ll add the next one as soon as I can ??
Cool cool ??
Love the pics amazing have to add it on my list:)
Thank you dear ! ? I’m really glad you liked it, you should definetely come visit us ! ?
Courtney Livingston says
Amazing photos!!! Sounds so awesome!
Thank you Courtney ! It is awesome indeed ??
Looks like a lot of fun! Keep sharing ?
Thank you Cassie ! ? I will ?
The Emma Edit says
YESSSS travel diary, I’m loving it already! I’m glad you had a safe journey there ?. I love your outfit, super cute! I’ve never heard of guanabana fruit before
Thank you, I’m really glad you like this idea ! ? I think guanabana is called “soursop” in English, maybe you heard about it ! ?
Beautiful pictures! x
Thank you Lise ! ??
Amazing pictures…You are looking very pretty…
Thank you Trayee ! ? I’m glad you liked my pictures ?
Mrs.S LDN says
OMG the food!!! Its always the food for me when I’m away!! Keep em coming girl!!! Loving it!!! xxx
Hahaha me too ! The food is important in a country’s culture ? Ing very glad you liked my post dear ! ?
Mrs.S LDN says
Agree!! Its not fun eating the same ole same ole! When on holidays I wanna eat everything and anything!! Then I come home and try and recreate the best bits!! Its all part of it for sure!! That and street markets!! Oh goodness I’m a sucker for one of those!! Hope your having a ball!! xxx
Nice post and lovely pics! 🙂
Thank you dear ! ??
Daniela Soriano says
Looks like an awesome trip, I’m a huge fan of guanabana! Here in Mexico we eat it a lot, in water, ice cream and iceicles! ?
That’s awesome you have many ways of eating it ! ? It just tastes sooo good ?✨
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Bridget Fay says
that stone shower looks so incredible! I wish i could take a show in it right now
Thank you Bridget ! ? It was so cool to shower there, and very refreshing since the water was cold ! ?
Wow..that was good and I enjoyed reading it because i also love to travel and i felt as if i were there..
I have just started blogging…I invite you to visit my site as well and also give me suggestions..:-)
Thank you dear, I’m really glad you liked reading about my trip ! ? I’ll drop by your site as soon as I can ? (there is not any good internet here ?).
Sim @ Simslife.co.uk says
Oh wow! It all looks so colourful and vibrant and the food looks divine! I am super jealous, Colombia is a destination on my bucket list and this series has made me want to visit even more now! Super cute dress! Sim xx
Thank you Sim, I’m very glad you liked my post ! You should definitely visit Colombia as soon as you can, because the food is as delicious as it looks haha ? Greetings from Popayán ! ??
Ohh wow! Great blog, definitely want to visit Columbia now!
Thank you very much ! You definitely should, Colombia is a wonderful destination ?
Aarti Gupta says
Hi. I like your page. Thanks for sharing such useful information.
Thank you ! ?
That is such a cute outfit! I loved all your pictures. Traveling is awesome and I enjoyed viewing Colombia in your point of view ?
Thank you dear ! I’m glad you enjoyed my travel post ??
Lysbeth Koster says
x Lysbeth from
Thank you ! ?
This is super interesting, I have actually recently come back from a month travelling through Vietnam! Please feel free to check it out.
Oh that’s a country I would like to visit ! I’ll check out your blog later, thank you for letting me know ?
Thank you ! ??
I really enjoyed reading this!! And that shower… wow!!
Thank you Rosie ! ? I’m very glad you liked my post, don’t hesitate to read the following diaries if you’re interested ! ?
I love how you showed your passion to travel and you never forgot to take pictures. I love everything it i!
Of course, I love to show everything as well as I saw it, and the best way for that is with lots and lots of pictures ! ? I’m really glad you liked it ?
Hey! I love the format of this diary – I love posts with lots of pictures to illustrate what you have seen 🙂 You are making Colombia look amazing!!
Thank you Hannah, that was definitely my purpose so I’m really happy ! Pictures make everything clearer and help everyone feel like they were there, that’s why I always love to use lots of them ! ??
This is rather random but i love your dress! Brilliant photos too. Its nice to see the world from another persons eyes 🙂 x
Haha, it’s not random don’t worry ? Thank you Shona !
Great read, I love the photos!
Thank you ! I’m glad you enjoyed it ?
Really enjoyed reading your post..very descriptive ?
Thank you ! I’m glad you enjoyed it ??
Your pictures are beautiful and so interesting! Never stop taking them! Love that one of the market…
Thank you Harriet ! I won’t ?✨
Cute dress 🙂
Thanks Jaime ! ??
Julie Cao says
I like the photos you posted about this trip! It reflects your journey and the place. I have been in Colombia for 6 months, visited Cali but did not have a chance to travel to Popayan. The empanadas and the drinks are the food I miss the most in Colombia, and I always look at some weird shape fruits there. Have you tried avocados there too? They look so big.
Awesome ! Food is such a big part of Colombia, I miss it too. Of course ! Avocados have their rightful size there haha ? I always help my grandfather pick some at his farm, it’s a great experience ! ✨
love the layout of your post! great photos 🙂 i was traveling around colombia this time last year
Thank you dear ! How cool, did you e,joy it ? ?✨
Yes absolutely loved it! It’s crazy how many more ppl are traveling there these days
Colombia is one of my favorite places ! Thank you for sharing <3
So happy to hear that ! Colombia definitely needs some love ??
Lysbeth Koster says
Wauw! this looks so good! Your style of writing is very nice and creative!
x Lysbeth from
Thanks Lysbeth ! ?
Great post thank you ?
You’re welcome ! ?✨
Dr. K says
Maybe one day I’ll make it there! #Columbia
I hope you will ! Colombia is really a magical place ✨
Carmen Leung says
So much food it’s all so enticing!! Making me hungry! I hope to visit Colombia one day as well! Would love it if you would check out my travel blog as well!
I hope you will ! I made myself hungry writing this too haha ? Yeah sure ! ?
Mark Que says
Wow…Enjoyed looking at the fresh fruits and flowers… they are lovely indeed
Right ? Colombia is full of those ?✨
Mark Que says
I hope to them when I get to Colombia, God willing, next year… Your blog is really helpful in planning my trip for Colombia… Thanks
Beautiful pictures 🙂 All those food looks great!
Thank you ! I can confirm, they were delicious ?✨
I had to save your blog for my someday, Colombia trip ? I also have travel diaries you may visit ?
Thanks Gwendolyn ! I hope you manage to go to Colombia soon, and that you’ll love it ! ?? And yeah sure !
Wow sounds like you were having fun.
I absolutely was ! ?✨
You do have a very pretty blog …Love the photos..the shower looks very nice and out in the open…lovely 🙂 x