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Drew Sullivan

I was born in Sydney, Australia – a sunny, multicultural city. At the age of 18 I spent 5 months vagabonding around India before I returned to my home town and started university to become a journalist.

Between classes I wrote for a newspaper called Sydney City News and on the weekends I rode my motorbike as far away as I could. I had a dream brewing, a motorcycle ride around South America. So when my university offered me a scholarship to study my final semester in Colombia, I accepted straight away. In Bogotá I bought a new motorcycle and rode it throughout Cundinamarca, Antioquia, Boyacá, El Valle del Cauca, Santander, the Pacific and the Caribbean coasts. Then in December 2010 I finished university and hit the road again. I rode down to Ecuador, across Peru, down through Chile, over to Argentina, up to Brazil, around Uruguay, over to Bolivia and then back up to Bogotá. It took me a year to ride that motorcycle 20,000km´s around South America, living my dream. Back in Bogotá, I was out of cash and in love, so I decided to stay a while and soon found a job as a travel writer with Mantaraya Travel.


The dream is to ride all the way up to Alaska. But for the meantime, I´m comfortable and content in Colombia.



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Top 10 Travel Destinations in Colombia

1. Cartagena

Cartagena´s colonial charm, colorful culture and picturesque coastal setting has made it Colombia´s number 1 travel destination for decades. Whether you´re there to wander through the narrow streets of the World Heritage Listed old city, party or chill out on the beaches of the beautiful neighboring islands, Cartagena certainly has something for everyone.

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    Thanks for the great article it was very helpful as we planned a long adventure in Colombia. We had an amazing time....
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    Thanks for the great article, it was very helpful as we planned our month-long adventure in Colombia. We had an amazing time and a...

Hilarious Colombian Hand Gestures

Is this person calling me an idiot or saying that the bus is full? Are they blowing me a kiss or pointing to the restaurant across the street? This one minute video on hilarious Colombian hand gestures will help any traveler slip smoothly into Colombian culture, making the locals jaws drop in the process.

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    Awesome slide show. We are preparing an extended trip to Colombia and I am going to bookmark your video and share it with my Colo...

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