Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.


  1. mayuri
    17 Jun 2018 @ 5:05 am

    Love all of your pictures. Makes me want to visit Columbia. I have a few S American countries in mind that I wish to visit, this post makes it easier to book for Columbia! Thanks for sharing


  2. Bangali Backpackers
    17 Jun 2018 @ 4:11 am

    Those hummingbirds are stunning! And I love the landscape…so green, so many waterfalls.


  3. philippa
    19 Apr 2017 @ 9:07 pm

    Haha so funny – I’m Welsh and loving in Colombia and say it reminds me of Wales a lot! People who don’t know Wales think I’m bonkers, glad to see someone else thinks it too!!


  4. Baia Dzagnidze
    10 Mar 2017 @ 10:09 pm

    This is so informative. Colombia is on my bucket lists so thanks for sharing! will save it for later as well!


  5. [email protected]
    30 Jan 2017 @ 11:31 pm

    I’ve been twice to Colombia but didn’t make it to Salento (it wasn’t very popular back then) but I plan on going back as I really want to see the Cocora Valley. Good thing you (mostly) got over your fear of heights & bridges allowing you to experience the beauty of the valley. And your gumboots are really cute!


  6. Janine Good
    30 Jan 2017 @ 10:03 am

    I would love to get to Colombia one day. The game with the gunpowder sounds very interesting and combining that with the beer sounds like quite risky business 🙂 It is nice to see that Colombia has returned to the tourist map as for many years it was too dangerous to get there. The bird also looked magnificent.


  7. Ivy
    30 Jan 2017 @ 7:49 am

    Are gumboots the same as rainboots? 🙂 It’s so sad that so many places in Central and South America get such a bad rap. We had a similar conversation with the people we met in Guatemala and they said the same thing, that they wish more people could give them a chance.


  8. Natasha Welch
    29 Jan 2017 @ 5:10 pm

    wow this is one incredible trip! i’m actually in awe of your photography, those landscapes and bird shots are unreal, amazing work. Never heard of that valley before but now its well and truly on the bucketlist! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  9. Ticker Eats The World
    29 Jan 2017 @ 2:44 pm

    Awesome adventure. Tejo looks like the perfect game to play after a few drinks, even though it is a little dangerous. Thanks for the video. The greenery in Colombia is amazing and the waterfall looks mighty refreshing. Loved the colourful architecture of the houses in the end.

    Salento looks like a wonderful charming place. I love when locals are so friendly and they invite you over to their houses on the spur of the moment, That’s what traveling is all about.


  10. Abigail
    29 Jan 2017 @ 1:38 pm

    Sounds like quite the Colombian adventure! That trek looked worthwhile though. I’ve been wanting to explore more of South America and Colombia is something to consider.


  11. promisemaxwell
    28 Jan 2017 @ 11:05 pm

    Wow! Tejo sounds fun, would love to try it out some day. Humming birds are beautiful. You guys did have a wonderful time.


  12. TravelingMel
    28 Jan 2017 @ 5:36 pm

    I’m not a coffee drinker either, but I would love playing Tejo, difficult as it may be. More than that, though, the hike and horse ride look amazing (and I love the colorful boots you found). I’m definitely putting this on my list of places to visit (and buy boots)!


    • La Vida Viva Travel
      6 Feb 2017 @ 1:51 am

      You won’t need to buy boots of your hotel/hostel provides them (and they should). Tejo, though difficult, was super fun so I definitely recommend it!


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