Travel Blogs from Cucuta Colombia, Colombia

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Heading North, Malaga and Pamplona, Colombia travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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I headed north to Malaga which is a small colonial town in the mountains. After arriving late on Saturday night I spent a quiet day there on Sunday. In the main square they had a stage set up with dancers and singers and everybody was enjoying their ...

The Worlds Craziest Border Crossing, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

The Worlds Craziest Border Crossing

A travel blog entry by catters

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A VERY long day, Cucuta onwards, Colombia travel blog

A VERY long day

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... as we all thought we had to buy two extra meals than we did. Dunkin Donuts did well out of us instead. Actually get flight to Cucuta 12 hours later than should have been and AJ meets up with us at the airport bemused by the whole story. He has had a ...

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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... . 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 we drive out of here to Venezuela tomorrow morning. In the few hours ...

Short visit to Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Short visit to Cucuta

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

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... www.vh1.com/artists/az/juanes/bio.jhtml! He's a cute, has big brown dreamy eyes and is an awesome singer. Juanes (Juan Esteban) left Colombia a few years ago to make it big in LA (every artist dream). Lucky for Juanes, he made it and he made it big. ...

To Colombia!, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

To Colombia!

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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Bye bye Venezuela, hola Colombia, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Bye bye Venezuela, hola Colombia

A travel blog entry by 50odd

11th July 2009 Hotel la Bastilla, Cucuta, Colombia very warm, the fan's on San Cristobal – San Antonio – Cucuta (54 kms) And so it came to pass, that we left Venezuela and entered Colombia. The road from San Cristobal was up, up and more up, ...

Stranded in Colombia, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Stranded in Colombia

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... Cartagena and Bogota. But flying out would not be for another 2 days, so what is there to do when you are stranded in Cucuta, Colombia? To answer that question, you need to use your imagination and think of the best way to party. Well in Cucuta our party ...

It´s hills AGAIN, Pamplona, Colombia travel blog

It´s hills AGAIN

A travel blog entry by 50odd

14th July 2009 Hotel orua, Pamplona, Colombia Its very cool Cucuta – Pamplona (74 kms - 300 to 2250 metres) The ride yesterday was a long one, we left the heat and bustle of Cucuta round about 7, and arrived in Pamplona about 5.30. The ride itself ...

Bailadores, Bailadores, Venezuela travel blog

Bailadores

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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We moved from the main gate at 6 as requested and parked just down the road whilst we had breakfast and then set off for the town of Merida. To get there meant huge climbs up and down again and so we knew we needed more fuel, we also knew that the fuel ...

Goodbye Colombia, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Goodbye Colombia

A travel blog entry by nerdelyi

This was just the last stop where we got the truck and left ...

Hitching in Guerilla Zone, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Hitching in Guerilla Zone

A travel blog entry by thrudur

... gave up. After about an hour waiting, and the bus had already been delayed by 4 hours before, I realized I'd never make it to Colombia before the voting, and hence, before the Venezuela-Colombia border would close. So I got out to the road, and stuck my ...

A Blessed Sabbath Day, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

A Blessed Sabbath Day

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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... order to be done before we had to leave for church. I had the Grilled Trout. As always, it is a delicious dish here in Colombia.  Scott had the Robalo with a Coconut Walnut sauce.  It tasted OK, but we both decided that we like coconut with ...

A Day to Rejoice--2 Baptisms!!, Cúcuta, Colombia travel blog

A Day to Rejoice--2 Baptisms!!

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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... in Venezuela on Sunday. That has caused the price of gasoline to go up to $4.00 per gallon here.  In other parts of Colombia, the price of gasoline is much higher than here in Cúcuta.  We waited for at least 20 minutes in the hot sun before a ...

Charlotte, Houston, Panama, and Cúcuta in one day!, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Charlotte, Houston, Panama, and Cúcuta in one day!

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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... Homeland Security for many years.  We talked about the many countries he had lived in.  Currently, he was living in Bucaramanga, Colombia.  I slept part of the way on this flight. When we got to Panama and got off the plane, we were hit ...

Too close to Loco Chavez, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Too close to Loco Chavez

A travel blog entry by jhummer

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... by about 20 or so from the local rotary clubs... not to mention the sweltering heat and humidity.  The normal temperature here in Cucuta runs about 30 C.  It was late afternoon when we arrived so I got a short tour around the city which has a ...

a few lessons along the way, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

a few lessons along the way

A travel blog entry by cs.travlnthru

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... project management.  Aside from the lessons I’m learning, here are some of the other things we did while in Cucuta: Thursday evening, we visited a rehabilitation center, one of only 2 in all Columbia. We met several interesting people while we ...

Sunday & Passover, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Sunday & Passover

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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We did not have any appointments this morning, so while Scott stayed in the room to do some work, I took the time to enjoy the pool. It was sunny, warm and breezy. I swam part of the time and then soaked up a few rays while I read.     We ...

One Last Day in Mérida, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

One Last Day in Mérida

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

Today Luis went to class while Yoli, Luis's girlfriend Gladys, a friend of theirs, and I went to the Botanical gardens in the not-so-early morning. It was a really nice location but I was eaten alive (nothing new) by the bugs.  I took plenty of ...

Day 4 -- Pamplona to Cucuta, Cucuta Colombia, Colombia travel blog

Day 4 -- Pamplona to Cucuta

A travel blog entry by sa2013

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... the kind that gives everyone present a great feeling.  Once again as we headed down the road, this time returning to Cucuta, we discovered we had come as strangers and were now leaving Pamplona as friends and members of the Rotary family. Craig ...

A Long Day of Traveling, Cúcuta, Colombia travel blog

A Long Day of Traveling

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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... Wednesday, because if we didn’t, we would not be able to fly until Sunday.  Thursday and Friday are "holy days" in Colombia and there is no transportation available on the small airplane, or the bus and boat launch if we decided to go by land ...

Last day in Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Last day in Cucuta

A travel blog entry by jhummer

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... .  We went to a resturaunt and had a nice dinner then went to another resturaunt for some drinks and to enjoy a breezy Cucuta night.  As I look around and observe, I find that all most all Colombian's here in Cucuta are very social and ...

Visiting Conchita, Javier, and Frank, Los Patios, Colombia travel blog

Visiting Conchita, Javier, and Frank

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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... a while before lunch was ready.  We had stewed chicken leg quarters, brown rice (first time I have seen this in Colombia), boiled potatoes, and a salad of chopped lettuce, carrots, and broccoli.  For dessert we had a creamy lime jello dessert ...

Wheelchairs Day 2, Cucuta Colombia, Colombia travel blog

Wheelchairs Day 2

A travel blog entry by sa2013

... Pablo Puky Clinic in San Cristobel, Venezuela.  This is a clinic open to the most vulnerable families of Venezuela and Colombia who lack the funds that will often be needed for urgent medical attention. The gratitude on the father's face is ...

Visiting the Green City, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Visiting the Green City

A travel blog entry by cs.travlnthru

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... ), and people who already knew us by name.   Barb and I are stay with Alicia Acosta, President of a Rotary club in Cucuta. She is also sponsoring RotorAct clubs in Columbia and just across the border in Venezuela.  Once we arrived, we were ...

Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Cucuta

A travel blog entry by ggonzalezm

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Day 5 -- Last Delivery in Cucuta, Cucuta Colombia, Colombia travel blog

Day 5 -- Last Delivery in Cucuta

A travel blog entry by sa2013

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... been restricted to their homes for many years!  We have all been deeply touched by the sights, sounds, and people of Colombia.  We are so proud to be able to represent Campbell River Daybreak Rotary in its annual quest to bring mobility to many ...

ATM trouble in Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

ATM trouble in Cucuta

A travel blog entry by aanda

... Alexander's card and refused to let go! Hmmm. The security guard said technical staff were on their way but...when? This is Colombia....manańa! Alexander went back to the hotel to get the pocket pliers and wrenched the card from the machine! My hero. ...

Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Cucuta

A travel blog entry by castoris

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Sabbath in Cúcuta, Cúcuta, Colombia travel blog

Sabbath in Cúcuta

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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We had services in the afternoon, so that allowed us to sleep until we woke up rather than with an alarm.  We needed it as Thursday night and Friday night they have had bands playing in one of the salons until 1 AM. So until 1 AM in the morning, we ...

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