Bogotá, Colombia • Traditional. Affordable. Delicious.

If you are looking for a place to try traditional Colombian cuisine, look no further than La Puerta Falsa in Bogota. The restaurant has been frequented by Bogotanos since 1816 and is hidden on a street near the Plaza de Bolivar. You most likely won’t be able to find a table when you walk in…

Bogotá, Colombia • See the City by Bike

Although Bogotá is basically safe for tourists in this day and age, there are still some areas of town that you probably shouldn’t visit, at least not without a local guide. But with Bogota Bike Tours, you can see several zones of the city, learn about the tumultuous history of Colombia, sample some local dishes, and even…

Cartagena, Colombia – La Paleterria: A Sweet Secret

Cartagena is seriously hot. I’m talking extreme humidity. The kind where you’ll spend all day melting and take every chance you can to find places to cool down. Tiplr has the best way to do so and today’s Tip is to visit La Paletteria in the Old, walled Town for a Palette, to chill out in…

Bogotá, Colombia – Beyond Brilliant Beer

It’s no surprise that Brits love their beer. It’s in our blood…from a young age most English kids will tell you they accompanied their parents to the pub on a weekend for a good family feed and for dad to enjoy a couple of pints after a hard weeks work. The Brit pub culture is…

Rose Goes South • Minca, Minca, Minca

I don’t know what to think about Minca. For a start Minca, Santa Marta isn’t really in Santa Marta: it’s a deceiving 2 hour drive uphill from the city in a jeep. Famous hostel, Casa Elemento, Minca isn’t really in Minca: it’s an hour drive up a death-road and sits at the top of a…

Rose Goes South • Tyrona: Hiking and Hammocking

Last week I published a post about how to do nothing in Santa Marta. Today I’m writing one about how to make your trip to Santa Marta worthwhile by doing anything and everything in the Tyrona National Park, only a stones throw from Santa Marta, by taxi or by bus. A popular traveller route, the…

Rose Goes South • Do Nothing in Santa Marta

If the 5 hour bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta has you feeling deflated then don’t worry, you won’t need to do much in Santa Marta. For this reason, this place comes with a key Tip: stay in a great hostel! We picked Drop Bear, purely because from my Australia trip previously, I loved the…

Rose Goes South • 48 Hours in Cartagena 

On a late night bus to Santa Marta, AC blowing and American chick flick dubbed in Spanish on the TV, it’s finally time to relax and to reflect on the most colourful few days of my trip so far. But this blog post poses a challenge: Cartagena Des Indias appeals to too many senses to…

Rose Goes South • A Little Slice of Paradise 

Playa Blanca is paradise. Except it’s a strange kind of paradise. Imagine a remote Caribbean retreat on an island miles from civilisation…Palm trees, white sand, clear skies, warm crystal waters, coconuts… Are you there yet? Well, Playa Blanca is basically the full whammy, but only 45 minutes away from buzzing city of Cartagena. Accessible by…

Rose Goes South • A Tiplr Trip

On April 11th, our editorial assistant Rose left home in the UK and headed South for an epic backpacking trip around South and Central America. Along the way she’s sharing her everyday experiences and tips. Follow her interesting adventures through Colombia, Panama and Nicaragua here: Rose Goes South

Rose Goes South • Food and Football     

Late nights and early mornings are becoming a thing but 6 hours in a hostel room without aircon is definitely enough… Plus brunch at our local hero, Al Alma is enough to get us through any day on zero sleep. Eggs Benedict and an Americano and we’re ready to roll – I won’t say anymore…

Rose Goes South • The Escobar Experience

It’s impossible to avoid drugs in Colombia and I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you all about them. How did I find out about them? I went on a Pablo Escobar tour, of course. Dreary eyed from the night before I boarded a bus for what other travellers had recommended as a great experience…