Colombia – Travel Diary #1

Colombia – Travel Diary #1

 

Hey !

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.

Plane

madrid

 

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.

market

 

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.

 

complex

 

food

 

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Here is the outfit I was wearing that day ❤

 

outfit

 

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 !

 

shower

 

 

On Our Way to Popayan :

Later we had to continue our journey to Popayan, which is where my grandparents live.

cali

 

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”).

 

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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.

 

guanabana

 

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

 

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95 Comments

  1. 20/07/2017 / 01:41

    Your photos are incredible (: what amazing views and pretty food! Can’t wait for day 2 xoxo

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:34

      Thank you so much Kitty ! I’ll add the next one as soon as I can ??

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:28

      Thank you dear ! ? I’m really glad you liked it, you should definetely come visit us ! ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:23

      Thank you Courtney ! It is awesome indeed ??

  2. 20/07/2017 / 04:09

    Looks like a lot of fun! Keep sharing ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:13

      Thank you Cassie ! ? I will ?

  3. 20/07/2017 / 08:20

    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

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:10

      Thank you, I’m really glad you like this idea ! ? I think guanabana is called “soursop” in English, maybe you heard about it ! ?

  4. 20/07/2017 / 11:38

    Beautiful pictures! x

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:02

      Thank you Lise ! ??

  5. 20/07/2017 / 15:38

    Amazing pictures…You are looking very pretty…

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 20:01

      Thank you Trayee ! ? I’m glad you liked my pictures ?

  6. 20/07/2017 / 21:22

    OMG the food!!! Its always the food for me when I’m away!! Keep em coming girl!!! Loving it!!! xxx

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/07/2017 / 21:25

      Hahaha me too ! The food is important in a country’s culture ? Ing very glad you liked my post dear ! ?

      • 23/07/2017 / 18:58

        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

  7. 21/07/2017 / 03:55

    Nice post and lovely pics! 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      21/07/2017 / 04:49

      Thank you dear ! ??

  8. Victor
    21/07/2017 / 09:11

    ❤ ❤

  9. 21/07/2017 / 18:47

    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! ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      22/07/2017 / 01:02

      That’s awesome you have many ways of eating it ! ? It just tastes sooo good ?✨

  10. 26/07/2017 / 02:25

    that stone shower looks so incredible! I wish i could take a show in it right now
    Bridget

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/08/2017 / 23:18

      Thank you Bridget ! ? It was so cool to shower there, and very refreshing since the water was cold ! ?

  11. 28/07/2017 / 14:22

    Wow..that was good and I enjoyed reading it because i also love to travel and i felt as if i were there..

  12. 28/07/2017 / 14:24

    I have just started blogging…I invite you to visit my site as well and also give me suggestions..:-)

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/08/2017 / 22:56

      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 ?).

  13. 07/08/2017 / 20:30

    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

    • Oriana
      Author
      08/08/2017 / 02:05

      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 ! ??

  14. 12/08/2017 / 22:24

    Ohh wow! Great blog, definitely want to visit Columbia now!

    • Oriana
      Author
      25/08/2017 / 18:49

      Thank you very much ! You definitely should, Colombia is a wonderful destination ?

  15. Aarti Gupta
    14/08/2017 / 10:35

    Hi. I like your page. Thanks for sharing such useful information.
    web :
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    • Oriana
      Author
      22/08/2017 / 06:30

      Thank you ! ?

  16. 15/08/2017 / 04:21

    That is such a cute outfit! I loved all your pictures. Traveling is awesome and I enjoyed viewing Colombia in your point of view ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      22/08/2017 / 06:29

      Thank you dear ! I’m glad you enjoyed my travel post ??

    • Oriana
      Author
      22/08/2017 / 01:11

      Thank you ! ?

  17. 19/08/2017 / 20:36

    This is super interesting, I have actually recently come back from a month travelling through Vietnam! Please feel free to check it out.

    • Oriana
      Author
      22/08/2017 / 01:08

      Oh that’s a country I would like to visit ! I’ll check out your blog later, thank you for letting me know ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      22/08/2017 / 01:01

      Thank you ! ??

  18. 20/08/2017 / 19:50

    I really enjoyed reading this!! And that shower… wow!!

    • Oriana
      Author
      21/08/2017 / 19:10

      Thank you Rosie ! ? I’m very glad you liked my post, don’t hesitate to read the following diaries if you’re interested ! ?

  19. 22/08/2017 / 04:56

    I love how you showed your passion to travel and you never forgot to take pictures. I love everything it i!

    • Oriana
      Author
      25/08/2017 / 18:34

      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 ?

  20. 24/08/2017 / 21:33

    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!!

    • Oriana
      Author
      25/08/2017 / 18:10

      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 ! ??

  21. 31/08/2017 / 00:39

    This is rather random but i love your dress! Brilliant photos too. Its nice to see the world from another persons eyes 🙂 x

    • Oriana
      Author
      07/09/2017 / 13:02

      Haha, it’s not random don’t worry ? Thank you Shona !

    • Oriana
      Author
      07/09/2017 / 13:03

      Thank you ! I’m glad you enjoyed it ?

  22. 04/09/2017 / 13:49

    Really enjoyed reading your post..very descriptive ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      07/09/2017 / 13:03

      Thank you ! I’m glad you enjoyed it ??

  23. 13/09/2017 / 01:22

    Your pictures are beautiful and so interesting! Never stop taking them! Love that one of the market…

    • Oriana
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 00:45

      Thank you Harriet ! I won’t ?✨

  24. 23/09/2017 / 04:49

    Cute dress 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 00:37

      Thanks Jaime ! ??

  25. 25/09/2017 / 06:14

    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.

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 23:56

      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 ! ✨

  26. 26/09/2017 / 07:47

    love the layout of your post! great photos 🙂 i was traveling around colombia this time last year

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 23:54

      Thank you dear ! How cool, did you e,joy it ? ?✨

      • 11/10/2017 / 23:09

        Yes absolutely loved it! It’s crazy how many more ppl are traveling there these days

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 23:26

      So happy to hear that ! Colombia definitely needs some love ??

  27. 03/10/2017 / 00:20

    Wauw! this looks so good! Your style of writing is very nice and creative!
    x Lysbeth from

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 19:39

      Thanks Lysbeth ! ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 19:36

      You’re welcome ! ?✨

  28. 03/10/2017 / 21:36

    Maybe one day I’ll make it there! #Columbia

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 19:31

      I hope you will ! Colombia is really a magical place ✨

  29. 04/10/2017 / 05:45

    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!

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 19:30

      I hope you will ! I made myself hungry writing this too haha ? Yeah sure ! ?

  30. 05/10/2017 / 13:58

    Wow…Enjoyed looking at the fresh fruits and flowers… they are lovely indeed

    • Oriana
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 19:27

      Right ? Colombia is full of those ?✨

      • 06/10/2017 / 06:34

        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

    • Oriana
      Author
      11/10/2017 / 18:16

      Thank you ! I can confirm, they were delicious ?✨

  31. 23/10/2017 / 19:04

    I had to save your blog for my someday, Colombia trip ? I also have travel diaries you may visit ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      04/11/2017 / 21:28

      Thanks Gwendolyn ! I hope you manage to go to Colombia soon, and that you’ll love it ! ?? And yeah sure !

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/11/2017 / 17:05

      I absolutely was ! ?✨

  32. 03/05/2018 / 10:49

    You do have a very pretty blog …Love the photos..the shower looks very nice and out in the open…lovely 🙂 x

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