Borders And Beyond

Leah and Lee are a young Irish couple who are exploring the world. They take us along with them in the form of their fantastically produced YouTube videos, getting us right into the action. We hugely recommend subscribing to their channel!

Borders And Beyond

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13th September 2022 by Borders And Beyond

Top things to do in Salento | Colombia travel guide

We're Lee and Leah. We spent much of the last year and a half travelling around Ireland due to Covid restrictions but, in August 2021, we packed our bags and got on a one way flight to South America, which we spent the next four months travelling around. The first country we decided to explore was Colombia. In this video we go through the top things we think you should do while visiting the small colourful town of Salento, our favourite place in Colombia, and home to some of the best...

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3rd January 2022 by Borders And Beyond

Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia | Lee nearly died

We're Lee and Leah. We spent much of the last year and a half travelling around Ireland due to Covid restrictions, but in August we packed our bags and got on a one way flight to South America, which we plan on spending the next four months travelling around. The first country we decided to explore was Colombia. In this video we went on a 5hr hike of the Cocora Valley, home to the tallest wax palm trees in the world. We ran out of water half way through, didn't bring food and Lee almost......

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16th December 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Finca El Ocaso | Colombian coffee farm tour

In this video we went on a tour of an authentic Colombian Coffee Farm in Salento, Finca El Ocaso. We headed off to the farm in a Willie (local jeep). Our guide showed us how the coffee......

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2nd November 2021 by Borders And Beyond

The Salsa capital of the world | Cali Colombia

In this video we took a flight to Cali, which is known as the Salsa capital of the world, where we done some salsa lessons, explored the city, and went to a Deportivo Cali football......

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28th September 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Bogot√° from above | Cable car to Monserrate

In this video we took a trip up to Monserrate Mountain on the Cable Car/teleférico. Monserrate sits at 3,152m above sea level and overlooks the city of Bogotá, giving amazing views of the city......

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19th September 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Exploring La Candelaria | Top things to do when visiting Bogot√°

In this video we wandered around the Colonial streets of La Candelaria, admiring the colourful buildings, and Graffiti, and eating Pizza at Pizza Candelaria. We are looking forward to documenting our......

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12th September 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Our biggest adventure yet | Day one in Colombia

We spent our first day in Bogotá travelling around Plaza Bolívar, getting attacked by pigeons and trying local Colombian foods. We are looking forward to documenting our travels and adventures......

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23rd June 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Crone Woods hike | Finding a hidden valley in the Wicklow Mountains

Crone Woods Hike | Finding a hidden Valley in the Wicklow Mountains We found a hidden valley in the Wicklow Mountains. Have you ever been to Crone woods? Located close to Enniskerry, Crone woods is one of our favourite hikes in Wicklow to date. The hike brings you to a viewpoint which looks down over the grounds of Powerscourt waterfall, with amazing views of the waterfall from above, as well as the Sugar Loaf in the distance. If you continue on the yellow trail of the hike, you will end...

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17th May 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Ticknock Fairy Castle Hike | Hiking the Dublin Mountains

Want to go on a hike in the Dublin Mountains? Ticknock is the place to go. Ireland is finally opening back up and we have decided to see as much of it as possible over the next few months. First stop, Fairy castle loop hike in Ticknock. Ticknock is in the Dublin Mountains and is a hugely popular place for walking, hiking and Biking. It has a really good Mountain Biking Trail and there you can even rent bikes at Biking.ie in the Car......

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25th April 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Sunrise swim at the Vico Baths in Dalkey

Sunrise Swim at the Vico Baths in Dalkey - the best sunrise swim spot in Dublin. On the last week of Irelands 5km Lockdown we decided to get up at the crack of dawn (literally) and go for a Sunrise swim in the Vico Baths in Dalkey. The Vico Baths are one of the most best swimming spots in all of Dublin, and especially popular for a people going for a sunrise dip. We are so lucky to have had it in our 5km during lockdown. If you plan on braving the cold and going for a sunrise swim, we...

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8th April 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Knocksink Wood, Co Wicklow

Since Ireland is back in Lockdown (again), we have taken the time to explore some hidden gems that are in our 5km radius. We have explored pretty much every nook and cranny our 5km has to offer, but this week we headed to Knocksink Wood, in Enniskerry Co Wicklow to see what it has to offer. Its safe to say it didnt disappoint. Knocksink Wood is a beautiful Woodland walk, which the River Dargle flows through, and well worth a visit......

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10th January 2021 by Borders And Beyond

Hiking the Sugar Loaf | Snow in the Wicklow Mountains

Snow fell in Ireland this week, and though it didn't stick on the lowlands, it did in the Wicklow Mountains. Although we are back in lockdown, we are lucky to have the Sugar Loaf Mountain in our 5km radius. We decided to take a hike up the Sugar Loaf to see if we could find any snow, and we were not disappointed. Check out our hike, and the views of the Wicklow Mountains from the top. It did not disappoint. Would......