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Finding El Dorado, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Finding El Dorado

A travel blog entry by ameng

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21/01/2011 - Saturday Our plane touched down 3 hours later in El Dorado Airport, Bogota.  We lined up for ages waiting to get our passports stamped, and while waiting we bumped into a Dutch girl that we had met in La Paz, and also happened to be ...

Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood..., Arboletes, Colombia travel blog

Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood...

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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While researching Capurgana we found out about a stop you can make on the way between Turbo and Cartagena. It's a town called Arboletes and it has the biggest mud volcano in South America. It’s not even in the Lonely Planet! We decided it was ...

In the Mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Colombia travel blog

In the Mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... a puppet-making workshop for kids so we went to see what the puppeteer was teaching. He was a fellow from France who comes to Colombia to teach puppetry to kids. He told us that he doesn't like to puppeteer but loves to work with kids in small ...

Young, vibrant and stylish -  this is Bogota!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Young, vibrant and stylish - this is Bogota!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... boarding my flight heading to Panama to see Ed and Solange Anchor who I met at their sons wedding in Brisbane in 2009. Colombia - a place you must visit. A friend emailed me recently saying she wished she had included it in her itinerary, I'm so glad I ...

Hike to Guane on the Camino Real, Barichara, Colombia travel blog

Hike to Guane on the Camino Real

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... chats or a little nap in the afternoon. In 1975, it was declared a national monument and named the most beautiful pueblo in Colombia. It is the perfect size, with about 8,000 people living there - around 10 streets wide and 10 streets long.  It ...

El Dorado and the Gold Museum, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

El Dorado and the Gold Museum

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... in Bogota. Because we are seniors, we did not have to pay the entrance fee.  The Banco de la Republica, Colombia's central bank, has beautifully displayed a small fraction of the thousands of pieces of worked gold that they have collected since their ...

Rolling in the Deep, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Rolling in the Deep

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Next stop along the Caribbean coast was Santa Marta. While here I decided to do another Scuba dive in nearby Taganga. I signed up for a two tank dive with Poseidon, one of the more expensive companies in town, as my instructor in Capurgana had ...

Our first day in La Candelaria, Bogota, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Our first day in La Candelaria, Bogota

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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On the day that we left Villa De Leyva, we were told that unfortunately there were no taxis available to take us to the bus station. During the past few days, we had seen hundreds. What had happened? Villa de Leyva is a tourist town so is very busy ...

Salt Cathedral and the Cerro de Monserrate, Zipaquirá, Colombia travel blog

Salt Cathedral and the Cerro de Monserrate

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... to go there on our own. Once again, a wonderful opportunity presented itself and this morning we were off to see one of Colombia's hidden treasures. Located about an hour's drive north of Bogota, the Salt Cathedral is located in a halite mine that has ...

A hot city, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A hot city

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Cartagena (old town) is really pretty and it's a great place just to wander around and lose yourself in for a day amongst all the gorgeous buildings. We did attempt to visit a museum – first one since Cusco I think – but unfortunately none ...

On to Villa De Leyva, Villa de Leyva, Colombia travel blog

On to Villa De Leyva

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... sports - rafting on the River Suarez, one of the biggest rivers in South America, to rappelling 180m waterfalls to paragliding Colombia's largest canyon or just relaxing. Just reading the long list of activities available in San Gil used up quite a ...

Tombs in Tierradentro, Tierradentro, Colombia travel blog

Tombs in Tierradentro

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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From Popayan there are two choices to get your fix of pre-Columbian archaeology, San Agustin and Tierradentro. San Agustin is the place for statues and due to access is more touristy. Tierradentro has some interesting hypogea (or underground tombs) and ...

There is no U in Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

There is no U in Colombia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... my bag as I was going to be staying in a dorm for the 2nd night and off I headed into the wide world of Colombia and Cartagena. Whatever your preconceptions about Colombia, throw them out the window, this country and this city are thoroughly enjoyable and ...

A Day in the Country with our Adopted Family, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

A Day in the Country with our Adopted Family

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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We cannot say enough about the wonderful people that we have met in Colombia. Colombians have a reputation for being friendly and helpful, and they certainly are. About three weeks ago when we were in Giron near Bucaramanga, we met a Colombian family and ...

The Sanctuary in Choachi, Choachí, Colombia travel blog

The Sanctuary in Choachi

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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Choachi - 1971m or 6500'. Temperature around 28C in the p.m. Cool at night.   When making the arrangements for renting an apartment in Bogota through Air BnB, I discovered that the owner of the apartment that we had rented in Bogota also had a ...

Actually, we stayed in the small town of Giron, Bucaramanga, Colombia travel blog

Actually, we stayed in the small town of Giron

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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Today was a travel day. Last night, we came down from Minca by taxi and stayed overnight in the same hostal, Aluna, that we had stayed in earlier. It is located in a great spot in the historical centre. We were not ble to get an sir conditioned room this ...

Welcome to the jungle!, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Welcome to the jungle!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a flight. We weren't wimping out of overland travel though, we were going to Leticia which is only accessible by flight from Colombia (it’s connected by the Amazon to Brazil and Peru).  Except for the fact that the seats were oddly short so ...

Peaceful Coffee and Chocolate farm in Minca, Minca, Colombia travel blog

Peaceful Coffee and Chocolate farm in Minca

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... had purchased the property a year ago and were working hard, trying to live in harmony with nature in this part of Colombia. They have 4 self-sustainability objectives - food, water, economy and energy and want to be seen as a model of sustainable living ...

Sand gets everywhere..., Cartegena - Santa Marta:  The Caribbean Coast, Colombia travel blog

Sand gets everywhere...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... a song from an elderly man passing by with his guitar.  Then proceeded a quite magical concert, serenading Taganga, Colombia and Cuba - his voice possessing that incredible, indescribable quality - one that captivates and enthrals, that just draws ...

Medellin - Art in the Park, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Art in the Park

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... to 3 million people, rallied to make it into the wonderful city it is today. In June 2012, Wall Street Journal crowned Medellin, Colombia as the "Innovative City of the Year", beating out New York City and Tel Aviv. There are very few cities who have ...

Into the Jungle...., Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Into the Jungle....

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... to go out and buy dinner. The following day we caught the fast boat to Parque Amacayacu, a national park belonging to Colombia. After a two hour ride upstream we finally arrived at the Decameron Hotel at approximately 1pm. The trip up river proved to be ...

You pick up the soap honey!!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

You pick up the soap honey!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... I hate drugs I tell them, and I don't have my passport on because I am afraid to get robbed. And of course I love Colombia, there's no thieves here. But you still need police of course, they are very important, claro, and the police are very friendly. ...

Chicamocha Canyon, Barichara, Colombia travel blog

Chicamocha Canyon

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... beautiful and lush countryside. At this point, we are travelling high in the Andes mountains. At the border of Ecuador and Colombia, the Andes splits into 3 mountain ranges that head north. We are in the northeastern range.  The area is known for ...

The toothless pipe smoking Colombian lunatic., Cali and San Cipriano, Colombia travel blog

The toothless pipe smoking Colombian lunatic.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Shit, shit, shit, what am I doing here? What are all those soldiers up to, or are they paramilitaries or possibly guerillas? They don't look too friendly. Try to stay calm and make yourself invisible. Are they shouting at me? Where's the bloody bus, it's ...

Salento and Valle de Cocora., Salento and Valle de Cocora, Colombia travel blog

Salento and Valle de Cocora.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Salento, Valle de Cocora, Filandia and ...

Drama in the Amazon, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Drama in the Amazon

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... however... The troubles started at the airport.  We had heard that because there was no official border crossing between Leticia (Colombia) and Tabatinga (Brazil), as they are essentially one town, we had to get stampedo ut of Colombia at the airport ...

Random Colombian observations., Popayán, Colombia travel blog

Random Colombian observations.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... call a friend? - In a way the countryside is considered more dangerous than the big cities. I think this is pretty unique for Colombia. - There's football (that's proper football, not American, he he) on TV every day. - You find some of the most ...

San Gil, Barichara and Guane., San Gil, Barichara and Guane, Colombia travel blog

San Gil, Barichara and Guane.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Roadtrip from Tayrona to San Gil via El Playon, Bucaramanga and Chicamocha ...

Tayrona., Tayrona National Park, Colombia travel blog

Tayrona.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Back in ...

Hotter in Cartagena! But what a great city!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Hotter in Cartagena! But what a great city!

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... and we liked each other. So much to see and do there. We are starting to see some of the graffiti work that Colombia is famous for. Check out the photos. Tomorrow we are off to Santa Marta, the first permanent Spanish settlement in colonial ...

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