Travel Blogs from Popayan, Colombia

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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 ...

Perfectly Pretty Popayan, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Perfectly Pretty Popayan

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... so we stayed – probably the first Europeans he’s ever had there! The next morning we headed straight to PopayanColombia is mostly safe to travel these days, but the route from Pasto to Popayan is still dodgy at night and tourists are ...

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... a church and it's also been designed and built in a way that it complements the surroundings. The Lucky 7, Observations about Colombia 1. We like the concept of shops doubling as locals. Most shops put out tables so you can socialise and drink your ...

Highland Hijinx, Popayan, La Plata, San Augustin and Silvia, Colombia travel blog

Highland Hijinx

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... a lovely sight. Then on to Ipiales to see the famous gothic cathdral built on a bridge over a deep gorge, amazing. Colombia has definately been our favourite country so far, the landscape is indescribably beautiful, the towns are really interesting ...

Just an overnight stop in transit, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Just an overnight stop in transit

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... dollars each for the bus journey. This was the bit where we realised it was going to be much cheaper travelling in Ecuador than in Colombia. Finally we made it to Otavalo at around 11pm, so tired from travelling on an 18 hour journey to get here. We had ...

The white washed city of salsa, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

The white washed city of salsa

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... architecture and its contributions to Colombian cultural and political life. More presidents have come from Popayán than any other city Colombia.  Because the structure of the city  have not changed over ...

A Stopover, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

A Stopover

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Popayan was a short visit, primarily to break up a very long bus ride.  The town itself has a nice downtown area with old, whitewashed buildings. ...

Camp Colombia, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Camp Colombia

A travel blog entry by pecoskid

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... bothered. All travelers I´ve spoken with had not encountered any problems and were thoroughly enjoying their travels through Colombia. The usual safeguards and cautions to traveling certainly still applied, especially in the big cities. Popayan is a ...

Popayan and the mysteries of San Augustin, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Popayan and the mysteries of San Augustin

A travel blog entry by bocalee

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... hill for dinner. The town itself is a working town, but it also hosts many Colombian tourists, and a few international ones.  Colombia has not seen any international tourism for many years, if ever, and the flow is still slow, so here gringos are ...

The City of White, Popayán, Colombia travel blog

The City of White

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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The countryside between Cali and Popayan was beautiful.  Lots of farmlands on hillsides, separated by lines of dark green trees and shrubs.  Little did we know, we´d be seeing a lot of that type of terrain in the future. Popayan is a small ...

Unfreiwilliger Aufenthalt in der weissen Stadt, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Unfreiwilliger Aufenthalt in der weissen Stadt

A travel blog entry by doscompletos

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... bis wir die Ursache des Problems erkannt und behoben hatten, konnte ich weder das Hostel noch die Weiterfahrt bezahlen. Nun ist Popayan nicht die schlechteste Stadt um steckenzubleiben. So haben wir also die Tage mit Filme gucken, durch die Stadt und ...

Popayan, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Popayan

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... it looks like we will do a 4 day boat trip on the Amazon to get to Brazil as its really expensive to fly direct from Colombia to Brazil. We meet a local guy Steven that Matty knows in the park and spend about an hour talking to him all in spanish.  ...

Entering Columbia, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Entering Columbia

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... change) to the bus terminal and say goodbye to the germans.  After a quick lunch we jump on the bus for Popayan in Colombia.  We've been advised not to travel in southern Colombia at night and we've done pretty well timewise as only the last ...

Auf den Volcán Puracé (4.676 m), Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Auf den Volcán Puracé (4.676 m)

A travel blog entry by haeschendoktor

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Um halb drei bin ich mal aufgewacht, habe auf den Wecker geschaut und gemerkt, dass ich ja noch eine Stunde weiterschlafen kann... prima! Auf eimal grelles Licht im Gesicht und ein Display direkt vor meiner Nase das 4:05 anzeigte... kurzes Rattern im ...

Small town nights, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Small town nights

A travel blog entry by dunjica

We slept in late and then messed around at home before finally leaving to have a late lunch at a Chinese restuarant near Juan's bar with another friend of his. There was an interesting interpretation of Chop Suey on the menu but we ordered rice with ...

Colombia!!!, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Colombia!!!

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

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... end. Over a dozen guerrilla groups- FARC is the largest and most active FARC- Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the armed revolutionary forces of Colombia) Country's Capital: Bogota Currency: Colombian peso- the exchange rate is ...

Salsa, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Salsa

A travel blog entry by shawclark

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... treated to a fine meal with Laura´s mother, Maria, and her boyfriend, Henry. After dinner, they suggested our stay in Colombia would not be complete without doing a little salsa dancing. Though we are not particularly skilled at dancing, and have never ...

White Town  - restored, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

White Town - restored

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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Popayan sits on the western Columbian Andes at the head of the Cuca valley. On entering the town you notice all the new buildings, clean streets and modern facilies...not suprising as in 1983 the town was devastated by an earthquake. The town and ...

Solo tour, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Solo tour

A travel blog entry by dunjica

... for Juan. He was an anthropology student and had some pretty interesting things to say about the indigenous population in Colombia but, in the nicest possible way, was demonstrating some pretty stereotypical effects of longterm marijuana use :D  He ...

Tierradentro - Schachtgräber in Hülle und Fülle, Popayán, Colombia travel blog

Tierradentro - Schachtgräber in Hülle und Fülle

A travel blog entry by haeschendoktor

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Nachts musste ich mal aufstehen und raus aufs Klo, dabei habe ich mich schon gewundert wer da draußen vor dem Zimmer auf dem Sofa liegt, allerdings hatte ich meine Kontaktlinsen natürlich nicht drin und konnte nicht viel erkennen. Wer da liegt ...

Popayan, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Popayan

A travel blog entry by bron_and_eli

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Popayan, the third, or fourth? white city, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Popayan, the third, or fourth? white city

A travel blog entry by marie-line

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... in Arequipa, Peru, and the whitestoned houses in Sucre, Bolivia, were also all the house here painted white in PopayanColombia. Also in Chachapoyas, north of Peru, almost all houses were white. It's definitely something to do in colonial towns :) ...

Colonial Columbia, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Colonial Columbia

A travel blog entry by thebirds

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Chilling out in Popayan, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Chilling out in Popayan

A travel blog entry by kaz_and_tim

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... between us filled the table with beers (something the boys were very proud of!) Tim sampled the national drink of Colombia, Aguardiente, which is a alcoholic spirit flavoured with anise and l think earned some respect from the locals who expected him to ...

Getting Deliciously Fruity and Fishy in Colombia!, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Getting Deliciously Fruity and Fishy in Colombia!

A travel blog entry by sara_minx

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... & visiting the natural history museum where the young policeman became my personal guide (a perk of being blonde in Colombia, I think!)            I took a kamikaze bus along winding roads ...

City of white, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

City of white

A travel blog entry by guitar1515

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The Columbian border, Pasto and Popayan, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

The Columbian border, Pasto and Popayan

A travel blog entry by gypsylifestyle

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... to get some sleep since we were leaving again first thing in the morning. In the morning we caught the bus to Popayan, only a quick 6 hour ride! Our hostel, Hosteltrail Guesthouse was great! Modern and clean and very helpful and welcoming. We checked in ...

Nov 23, 2010, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Nov 23, 2010

A travel blog entry by m-and-mp

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Horses, Hiking, and Hills, Popayán, Colombia travel blog

Horses, Hiking, and Hills

A travel blog entry by jessavamyn

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... ; We also toured the university,  La Universidad del Cauca, which was founded in 1827.  Popayán produces presedents for Colombia, a total of 17 have been born here, and the citizens (and university students) appear to have their fingers on the ...

Enjoying Colombia, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Enjoying Colombia

A travel blog entry by 1life

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... in Colombia has been fantastic.  All mountains and curves on good pavement and unbelievable scenery. THE LAW IN COLOMBIA Leonard and Karyn Dolezsar shortly after crossing the Colombia border from Ecuador on their South America motorcycle trip. ...

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