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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

It's the little things, Villa de Leyva, Colombia travel blog

It's the little things

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... Azules (blue pools) and walking up to a mirador were our sole excursions. A fond memory is sitting in Plaza Mayor, the largest in Colombia at 14,000m sq, licking on local ice-cream in the 30 degree heat (not quite as hot as the Almafra decking Caz), ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

The toothless pipe smoking Colombian lunatic.

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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.

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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 ...

Church hopping., Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Church hopping.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I haven't really spent much time on this trip visiting museums, but I have seen a good few churches. More than my share for sure. I have never really been a museum freak, but of course I like a good museum, only problem is that it's not often I find one ...

Dave in a Cave, San Gil, Colombia travel blog

Dave in a Cave

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... , everyone needed to get out of there and fast! Which was good to know, considering August is the wet season here in Colombia. It felt like a scene from the Goonies, entering a cave with a twinkling ceiling of crystals formed over thousands of years. It ...

Rest, Relaxation and Mud, Tolú, Colombia travel blog

Rest, Relaxation and Mud

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 340 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : A few days of rain and a few days of sun Tolu is a small town about 3 hours south of Cartagena, and was a perfect place to spend a few days before returning to Cartagena to get Kevin's eyes ...

Getting sick of thinking of titles!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Getting sick of thinking of titles!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... in a while.  Absolutely gorgeous.  We followed that up with a visit to the cinema.  I know we're in Colombia sometimes you need a break to do something 'normal'.   We also celebrated our anniversary with a really nice dinner in a ...

No time for Mango's., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

No time for Mango's.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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We arrived in Medellin early morning on the night bus from Tolú. So in less than two years, I was once again back in this big city with its spectacular setting in the Aburrá Valley. Breakfast consisted of Colombian hot dogs at the bus station, and ...

Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Ciudad Perdida

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... , we're hussled off the bus with our belongings into an old car, driven over the border, and put on a local bus in Colombia.  We could have done that ourselves for much cheaper and I wouldn't have lost my running shoes in the process. I'm still up in ...

The great Chicken Vindaloo race., Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

The great Chicken Vindaloo race.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... los Pegasos in Cartagena, Colombia. And the worst meal? Without a doubt the hamburger at El Rancho restaurant in San Agustin, Colombia. Everything was awful. The burger itself, the salad, the mouldy bread and the terrible cheese. Tomorrow I am already ...

Dynamite Dave, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Dynamite Dave

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... backpacker in their hoards. It's people are so lovely and welcoming, hanging out of their front doors exclaiming, "Bienvenidos a Colombia", as we strolled by, returning the smiles. Not one criminal has been committed to the local prison for over a year. ...

Mud mud glorious MUD!!!!!!, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Mud mud glorious MUD!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... out on the street watching the world go by while listening to guitar music and singing. We cant see this happening outside Spar. Colombia is looking a good bet, the people are so friendly and helpful, and always looking to talk up the good sides about ...

Caribbean Wonders, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean Wonders

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... was immense.  Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena of the West Indies) is a large city located on the Northern coast of Colombia, and enjoys a yearly average temperature of 31ºC. We quickly found a taxi (air conditioned) and headed into town to find a ...

Hummingbirds............, Minca, Colombia travel blog

Hummingbirds............

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 272 Weather : Sunny mornings, torrential afternoon downpours Temperature : 29 degrees Apparently, Colombia is the number one country in the world to have the largest variety of bird species above everywhere else. Being fans of our ...

Pereira., Pereira, Colombia travel blog

Pereira.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pereria. ...

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