Travel Blogs from Bogota, Colombia

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Finding El Dorado, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Finding El Dorado

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... also a long row of markets and stalls where tourists can buy souvenirs and food. 24/01/2011 - Tuesday We had booked a flight from Bogota to Cartagena, which was scheduled to depart at 8pm. At 6pm, after a day of not doing much at all, we asked the hostel ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Final thoughts, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Final thoughts

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... , Laura for putting up with our spanish, and all of their friends. Also thanks to Hector in Bogota, it was great to see him in Colombia instead of at Carleton! Our hosts in Brazil - Victor and Gabriela for showing us the best of ...

Leaving Bog, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Leaving Bog

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Leave Bogota next morning bit sad having not seen anything dodgy at all. We are all lalmost hoping for an incident on the way to the airport but despite our taxi drivers awful driving (and everyone elses here) we arrive unscathed. We are flying mainly ...

Viagra: the Colombian cure for travel sickness!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Viagra: the Colombian cure for travel sickness!

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... week in Bogot'' jamming every day full of sight seeing, tamale eating (*Puerto False for the best tamales and handmade sweets in Colombia), getting high on the toxic pollution levels. Our first port of call had to be the world famous Museo De Oro ...

Gold at altitude, Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

Gold at altitude

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... rather than visiting museums etc. We were quite proud of ourselves when we managed to have a conversation in Spanish about Colombia's complicated political problems and quite surprised that the people seemed to be so positive about the government and the ...

Tinto..., Bogota - Zona Cafeteria, Colombia travel blog

Tinto...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... a guy who was there and got kidnapped and woke up without one of his kidneys...' As much as you try not to think about Colombia's not-so-sparkling reputation, it's hard not to be slightly affected by the drum of fear that has been a constant beat for a ...

Bogota madness, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Bogota madness

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... is going to be flying over to Australia to promote the book in June. He´s one crazy character.... So, life in Bogota..... we have visited a few cool places - underground cathedrals carved into salt mines, art galleries, museums etc, however the ...

The New York of South America, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

The New York of South America

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... Facebook makes it all that much easier.  I also tried to see my buddy Elkin, who is the lead singer of a famous (only in Colombia) rock band.  Unfortunately, he was too busy with a lot of music projects but I at least got to check out his new ...

Derby and Atone, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Derby and Atone

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... method, involving the tram network (although this is only a bus here really) then a bus to get to another town outside of Bogota, before trying to find our way across the town to the Cathedral site itself. Despite only having a general idea where we would ...

Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... are the people of purely or mainly pure European descent. This divide of haves and have-nots is one of the reasons behind Colombia's guerilla insurgency. In fact, after our night out in the Zona Rosa, we found out that there was a grenade attack in two ...

Fresh Crab juice anyone?, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Fresh Crab juice anyone?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... in the cab with him too so fingers crossed will be safe. We then get our small prop plane to Puerto somewhere and then onto Bogota. Scenery is very green and not sure if its coffee or drugs. Met by Luis at Bogota airport who welcomes us and tells us ...

Cocaine, Machine Guns and Dirty Trousers, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Cocaine, Machine Guns and Dirty Trousers

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... have supposedly changed much for the better in Colombia under the government of right-winger, Alvaro Uribe. It's estimated though that Colombia is still responsible for 90% of the cocaine that reaches the streets of the United States. I might be the ...

Getting Off the Gringo Trail, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Getting Off the Gringo Trail

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... are things that come to mind when most Americans think about Colombia.  However, with the fourth largest economy in Latin America, Colombia has drastically changed over the past ten years.  It is also famous for salsa, Shakira and the best cup ...

Smiles in Colombia, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Smiles in Colombia

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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As I reflect on my time in Colombia, there are three experiences that really standout ... The first was attending a work conference in a part of the country that few foreign tourists visit.  This event was the first of its kind and trained medical ...

City of Gold?, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

City of Gold?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... our photos up and sending them home), oh well if the laptop is completely dead we have only lost the Galapagos, Mindo and Colombia photographs. We will try and add some photos soon though, somehow. Well our first impressions of Bogota are ...

The paradise that is Playa Blanca, Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

The paradise that is Playa Blanca

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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Oh my, I have found paradise! About a week ago we jumped on a boat in Cartegena to go to a beach called Playa Blanca. It had been recommended to me by a few people who had said it was beautiful, and man, were they right! Its a white sand beach on ...

Cartegena craziness, Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

Cartegena craziness

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... myself, I have been getting drunk. Which is what a lot of you probably expect so I hope not disappointing you! I am enjoying Colombia so much that I think Im going to spend more time here than expected. Next week we are off to Playa Blanca, a gorgeous ...

Super Hospitality - Colombian Style, Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

Super Hospitality - Colombian Style

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... de Oro is apparently the most important gold museum in the world, exhibiting pieces from all the major pre-Hispanic cultures in Colombia. Yes, the display was impressive, but we were even more excited when we arrived at the Italian-style Teatro Colón ...

Juan Valdez's secret love affair with his donkey, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Juan Valdez's secret love affair with his donkey

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... In one of them, Sara and I are interviewed by Colombian television. Actually, in the first week in Colombia we were also interviewed by El Tiempo, Bogota's largest newspaper, and a pack of university students. Needless to say, two big gringos aren't going ...

Colombia's Crazy Capital, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Colombia's Crazy Capital

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... was holiday week so that was good timing! Another good Museum was Donacion Botero which has lots of exhibits by Colombia's most famous contemporary artist - Fernando Botero. His artwork both painings and sculptures have a very distinctive style which is ...

Bogota colder than England...., Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Bogota colder than England....

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... the Caribbean Sea so hopefully it's going to be hot there.... Mixed views about Bogota but as our flight mileage had to be under a certain number of miles we had to start off in Colombia. It's going to get better once we've visited a few places I'm ...

Cocaine, Crime and Coffee.....It really is nice!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Cocaine, Crime and Coffee.....It really is nice!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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We left Cartagena on a rather comfy bus which took 20 hours to arrive into Colombia´s capital city of Bogota, it was a long but cosy journey and all was fine which was great. One thing though that is just so typical! We always buy food and water for the ...

The Big City, Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

The Big City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira'. Stories will accompany the individual photos so check there for more detail. So far, so good in Colombia.... who knew I would spend 6 months here. That was not part of the plan ... you know, the one that doesn't exist ...

Hello Colombia!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Hello Colombia!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... for a bite to eat and catch up on 5 months of not seeing one another. We spent two nights in Bogota where we had our first taste of Colombia.....and jeez we noticed how cold it was here at altitude! Bogota is interesting and has some beautiful colonial ...

Back in Police Headquarters, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Back in Police Headquarters

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... a few snaps, before being told off. I think the military and police give tourists the no one priority status in Colombia, after the government of course, they make you feel very welcome and very safe. We walked around the Presidential Palace, and ...

Back in Colombia - fiestas and football, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Back in Colombia - fiestas and football

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After just over 18months away I returned to Colombia, one of my favourite countries. A smile from the immigration officer and paying less than a dollar for a bus ride from the airport to the city centre is a great start to any country! I had booked into ...

Feliz Cumpleanos Dave and a long story!, Cartagena to Bog and nearly onto Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Cumpleanos Dave and a long story!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... bit scared! Flukely manage to win although painful match to watch again. We then get taxis to the airport to fly to Bogota. At Bogota airport we have a few hours wait before our flight to Cucuta which is a border town on the west of Columbia before ...

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