Born and bred in South Africa, Jacqui traveled the world and finally found her place in Colombia, which she now calls home. Her extensive knowledge of the country enables her to provide in-depth information related to travel safety and experiences in Colombia. Jacqui’s interests lie in environmental, travel and human-impact stories, and working for both local and international media, she strives to effectively communicate information that has the potential to inspire readers to respond in their own individual capacity.
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What are the common scams and rip-offs in South Africa? Before you go, find out about ATM fraud, fake police and unofficial guides.
What are the top 10 things to see and do in Colombia? Nomad Jacqui dishes out the best of Amazon, Caribbean, and cultural sites.
Travelers should be aware of Colombia’s volcanic and seismic activity. Find out what to do if a natural disaster strikes, and the best time of year to travel.
Everything travelers need to know about altitude sickness, travel health, diseases, and vaccinations before a trip to Colombia.
Medellin has something for every nomad. From innovative architecture and art to wide open green spaces, our local insider Jacqui handpicks the city's best.
What are the top things women traveling solo in Colombia should know, and how safe is it for LGBTQ+ men and women?
Going to Colombia without any knowledge of the Spanish language? Here are a few useful phrases to help travelers get around safely.
Don’t get caught up with the drug scene in Colombia. Here’s what you need to know before you go.
Be captivated by Colombian music, see influential art and watch a soccer game to really experience Colombia's culture.
Watch out for muggings, pickpocketing and phone theft while you’re traveling Colombia. Our expert shares her tips on how to stay safe.
In each region of Colombia, national dishes are prepared differently. Find out what Colombian snacks and dishes you must try.
Experience more of Cartagena in one sweaty day with our 24hr itinerary that'll show you a different side to the city’s fascinating culture and history.
While beautiful by day, Cartagena truly comes alive at night – especially in Old Town – with laughter and music radiating throughout the streets. Local insider Jacqui shares her picks of Cartagena’s best spots after dark.
From Cartagena's Old Town to the top of San Lazaro hill, here are the top things you should see and do.
Located in the stunning Cauca Valley, between the Farallones de Cali Mountain range and the Cauca River, Cali is a great city to base yourself for adventure.
Discover Cali's history and culture by eating and drinking at colorful markets, observing colonial architecture, and, most importantly, dancing salsa with our insider Jacqui's 24h itinerary.
Only got 24 hours in Colombia's capital city? Experience the local culture and see the best bits with this one day itinerary from our local insider, Jacqui.
From La Candelaria and Usaquén to Zona Rosa and Chapinero, here are the best neighborhoods and places to go in Bogotá.
Beyond the hills of the huge, fast-paced city of Bogotá awaits several adventures that’ll bring you much closer to the culture and rolling hills of the Andean countryside.
From bill switching to fake goods, our expert uncovers the most common tourist scams in Colombia and how to avoid them.
Should you worry about express kidnappings? We debunk the dangerous myths to show you Colombia's safe side.
Just how safe is it to travel South Africa? From petty theft to serious crime, we asked a local to share her top travel safety tips for first-time visitors.
Jacqui de Klerk separates the fact from fiction on kidnapping risks in Colombia, and everything you need to know to stay safe.