Travel Blogs from San Agustin, Colombia

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The Trip That Could´ve Been, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

The Trip That Could´ve Been

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... to be frisked... I just thought everyone, including women and children, was considered suspect in Colombia.  The really amazing thing about San Agustin is that 90% of the statues are still underground.  Apparently, the government must ...

The Motorcycle Diaries., San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

The Motorcycle Diaries.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... felt when he was riding around South America with Che on their noisy 1939 Norton 500cc. Except I am here in Colombia with Anibal, a local from San Agustin. I am a passenger on his Kawasaki KB 125cc. We are driving up and down and left and right, on bumpy ...

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

Highland Hijinx

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... for the bus back to Popayan, FOR 5 HOURS!!! Punctuality isn't a priority in the highlands. The next morning we headed out to San Agustin known as the Valley of the statues, where hundreds of rough hewn stone figures of men, animals and gods are dotted ...

Bus Travels And An Amazing Archeological Site., San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Bus Travels And An Amazing Archeological Site.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... is a good couple of kilometers out of town with about 500 meters up a very steep hill. We walked, but would recommend taking a taxi, at least initially with packs or luggage.   Footnote: San Agustin Archaeoligical Park is UNESCO World Heritage ...

Ancient Civilazations, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Ancient Civilazations

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... is known.   Peter, Imar and Anna (all English) have all been bumping into me as I have traveled Colombia so we all wound up doing Saint Agustin together.     The first day we took a jeep tour to check out some waterfalls, huge ...

San Agustin, Colombia 29th Nov - 3rd Dec, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

San Agustin, Colombia 29th Nov - 3rd Dec

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... for the first time, although perhaps not again for a while – ouchey! Archaeological Park This is the main tourist attraction in San Agustin. The parks are burial tombs and statues from 3000 BC. The people used to bury their dead in a tomb with a ...

Seeing the statues, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Seeing the statues

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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The past few days, John and I have been exploring San Agustin and the surrounding areas.  Approaching from Popayan, as we did, you could easily be convinced this place is in the absolute middle of nowhere.  It was about a 7.5 hour very rough bus ...

Relaxing and Horseback Riding in San Agustin…, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Relaxing and Horseback Riding in San Agustin…

A travel blog entry by gypsylifestyle

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We took a 6 hour bus ride, rough roads and all, but a spectacular ride from Popayan to San Agustin. A jeep met us at the bus drop off point (the side of the road) and took us into town and eventually to our hostel. Our hostel, Casa del Sol Naciente, ...

Horsing around in Colombia, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Horsing around in Colombia

A travel blog entry by eugenecash

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... it" we uttered several times throughout the ride. Luckily, as it was consuming 3 days of our precious time in Colombia, it was. The region around San Agustin is well known (a case of "world famous" in Colombia, perhaps) for its pre-Columbian, pre-incan ...

carvings in stones..., San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

carvings in stones...

A travel blog entry by aaronvdb

headed to the small, but super friendly and lovely town of san agustin. it´s famous for it´s unusual ruins and temples and stone carvings. i met a cool couple from peru and mexico at the small, nice and very cheap hostel i stayed at. hit up the main ...

Fabian the guid for tierradentro is wonderful, Tierradentro, Colombia travel blog

Fabian the guid for tierradentro is wonderful

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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... is very small. we went with a british student named dan whom we met at our hostel in popayan. we got to the ¨cruz de san andres¨ at around 430 in the afternoon. the bus dropped us off where there is a crossroads (hence the ¨cruz¨) and we ...

Colombians are so darn nice, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Colombians are so darn nice

A travel blog entry by jessavamyn

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... had an English-Spanish dictionary on the desk) and walked me to the nearest cajero automático (ATM).  I paid for tomorrow's tour of San Agustin and surrounding areas in a jeep (about $15 for the whole day with guide) and her husband swung by on his ...

The middle of nowhere, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

The middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by kyppers

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So stayed in Popayan a couple of days before heading off to San Agustin. The bus ride was a nightmare, 6 hours of country lanes. I sat up front with the driver who looked like a young Al Pacino in his Scarface days. Eveything was going fine until we came ...

Strange Statues, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Strange Statues

A travel blog entry by olivierdbck

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... toe.  Na bijna 40u aan bus en station toestanden besloot ik uitgeput een stop te maken in 'San Agustin', een klein stadje in het zuiden van Colombia waar de tijd is blijven stilstaan.  De bevolking bestaat hier vooral uit boeren die zich in ...

Nov 25, 2010, San Agustín, Colombia travel blog

Nov 25, 2010

A travel blog entry by m-and-mp

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Searching for Statues in San Agustin, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Searching for Statues in San Agustin

A travel blog entry by kaz_and_tim

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... have traveled to. It took us over an hour to get from Clara's house to the bus station to catch our overnight bus to San Agustin. Siliva had kindly phoned the bus company and reserved our seats and tickets were ready when we arrived. The lady she spoke ...

San Agustin, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

San Agustin

A travel blog entry by hastie_gringo

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... the guide seems reluctant to let us leave. Sorry history, for the time being I am a bit over you..... San Agustin is the first town in Colombia without a huge police or army presence although it is apparently surrounded by the army to keep it safe. The ...

Anthropological diversion, Tierradentro, Colombia travel blog

Anthropological diversion

A travel blog entry by coryandpierre

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We are running short on Colombia time, so we opted to visit Tierradentro instead of San Agustin after being influenced by the message board in our hostel in Popayan. The notes stated that not only is Tierradentro closer, it is relatively less touristy ...

Hot and Cold on the Statues, San Agustín, Colombia travel blog

Hot and Cold on the Statues

A travel blog entry by sainty1

After the big sell on the jeep tour or horse tour by the agencies and not accepting the special price just for me of 25000 we decide just to head to the park of statues (must have another name can´t remember it though).  However today i have no ...

Happy Anniversary, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Happy Anniversary

A travel blog entry by chris-zoe

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... white-washed city, but we took in traditional music on the ampitheatre space under the bridge arches. We then headed on to San Augustin for some mysterious statues. It also happened to be our wedding anniversary, so we checked into a lovely hostal on a ...

Explorer Dora!, San Agustín, Colombia travel blog

Explorer Dora!

A travel blog entry by bethany32

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San Agustin, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

San Agustin

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... is similar to (but not as good as) a passionfruit. After that we catch a colectivo up to the main archeological site here in San Agustin.  As soon as we arrive its a lot different to the ones we saw yesterday as there are actually other people ...

San Agustin, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

San Agustin

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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The Jeep Tour of San Agustín, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

The Jeep Tour of San Agustín

A travel blog entry by jessavamyn

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... was a lot of fun.  After my day at the Internet cafe today, we plan on doing the horseback tour of San Agustín and also the archeological park tomorrow. Hope eveyrone is doing well!  Enjoy the big bang tonight and other fireworks ...

Andean Condor!, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Andean Condor!

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

Last night I stayed at the Reserva Nacional Natural Puracé where the wind howled with a vengeance and the temperature was ffffrfrfrfrrrreeeezing!  Brrrrrrrr... popsicle sticks! :) I woke up this morning at 5:15 with the intent to hike a bit to ...

Sun and statues, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Sun and statues

A travel blog entry by dunjica

... ! We'll see in London if it's real, but it's pretty... He also offered to take me on a 1 hour horseride for free the day after tomorrow but I think that's when I'll be going to Tierradentro. We went for an arepa with cheese - the best I've had in ...

Colombia Photos- photos-photos!, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Colombia Photos- photos-photos!

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

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Colombia is so gorgeous- San Agustin is perhaps the most beautiful place I have seen in South America thus far.  The town is so small (population 2000) and the people are so friendly.  I am in love!!!  Here are loads of photos from ...

San Agustin, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

San Agustin

A travel blog entry by roel

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San Agustin, San augstin, Colombia travel blog

San Agustin

A travel blog entry by itsbob21

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... go a distance of just over 100 k´s it took us nearly seven hours before we flagged down a pickup to take us to San Agustin town. In town we found a place to crash and the next day ventured out to see the famed archaeological statues of the ...

the mysterious stone statues of San Agustin, San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

the mysterious stone statues of San Agustin

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... , Sarah and Simon. With our batteries suitably re-charged, we set out the following day to do what we'd travelled to San Agustin for: to see South America's biggest group of megalithic stone statues. Over 300 statues, tombs, bits of pottery, gold and ...

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