Travel Blogs from Santa Marta, Colombia

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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 recommended ...

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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... ; Taganga itself is not so memorable.  A tiny village set in the next bay to the far less memorable city of Santa Marta, Taganga is overun with backpackers, most of them Hebrew speaking, with most of the village's amenities existing to cater ...

Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Ciudad Perdida

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... her counterpart, Fatima, reaches the restaurant not too far behind us and tells us that she's not even tired. "Let's walk back to Santa Marta!" she says. (It's a 2-hour drive) I hope that I can take a walk about the block when I'm 60, let alone ...

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

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

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... , is absolutely lovely. It's definitely money well spent. And so after two nights spent at Minca we headed back down to Santa Marta and found ourselves a cheap hostel for the night. The room was hot and stuffy, the pillows were useless and the mattresses ...

Diving on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Taganga, near Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Diving on Colombia's Caribbean coast

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... 4pm, took night bus to Maracaibo. Arrived Maracaibo at 6.30am on Tuesday and immediately boarded local bus to Maicao (Colombia); then another bus to Santa Marta. Arrived Santa Marta about 4pm on Tuesday 28th. PHEW!!! Our longest non-stop travel stint in ...

La Ciudad Perdida .... The Lost city, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

La Ciudad Perdida .... The Lost city

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... why the government has lost control of about 40% of the country and the war on drugs is about useless. Considering that Colombia is roughly the size of France and Spain combined, thatīs a lot of territory. Fortunately, this region is somewhat controlled ...

Monkeying about in the jungle, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Monkeying about in the jungle

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... So up the 1200 stone stairs we went. Again. We sat out the day in the hut eating biscuits.... Day 5-6. Made our way back to Santa Marta walking like biddies. I have never been so stiff in my entire life! But we made it and I loved it. I think I mustve ...

Picture-perfect paradise, Parque Nacional Tayrona, near Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Picture-perfect paradise

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... park (and rightfully so). So, after a day of diving in Taganga, we packed our day packs and on Thursday 2 March took a bus from Santa Marta to the Park entrance, about 35km to the east. Foreign visitors pay a steep US$10 entry fee - we made the staff ...

The Beach Bum Life, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

The Beach Bum Life

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... .  The lifestyle of a beach bum is usually one of leisure.  Also see photo on the left.   I'm back in Santa Marta, a popular resort-like city on the Caribbean coast where I taught English four years ago.  Oddly, the city ...

Professor Jeff, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Professor Jeff

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... , I find myself employed again as I accepted a job teaching english at the Colombo Americano Institute here in Santa Marta. Job requirements include an updated resume, certification teaching english as a foreign language, teaching experience, and thorough ...

Lucky Number 7, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Lucky Number 7

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After Carnaval, the gang and I headed straight for Taganga; the ultimate Colombian, chill-out, beach village.  And here is where I celebrated my 7th anniversary of being a professional slacker.  Seven years ago on this day, I ...

The Lost City or not?, Santa Marta, Taganga and Tayrona National Park, Colombia travel blog

The Lost City or not?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... few days at La Casa de Felipe in the small fishing and "tourist" village of Taganga, just a few kilometers outside the city of Santa Marta. Mainly to relax and spend some quality time on the beach. I am surprised I'm still not tired of beaches, as there's ...

Tourist Central, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Tourist Central

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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This is vacation season here in Colombia and the small city of Santa Marta is Tourist Central. The hotels, restaurants, and beaches are full and the town is alive and active. Iīve been traveling with a couple buddies for a while now; Manuel from Oz who I ...

Taganga, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Santa Marta, Taganga, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Taganga, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Santa Marta

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... cans of beer to bottles of cooking gas. A beer at the Local, Santa Marta Style Our last stop on Colombia's Caribbean coast is Santa Marta, a fairly nondescript town on the west side of Tayrona National Park. Here, the shops double as bars and put ...

Santa Marta, Tayrona, Buritaca., Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Santa Marta, Tayrona, Buritaca.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Still Alive in Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Still Alive in Colombia

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... met in Australia but he lives in Medellin. I will contact him when I arrive. In addition, last week I met a couple vacationing here in Santa Marta and we became good friends. He is a "famous" (sort of) rock star in Colombia and his wife is an actress. I ...

Poor but happy!, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Poor but happy!

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... bags tightly, waiting for the gunmen/robbers to jump out of the bushes. Nothing. We checked into a hotel and wandered around Santa Marta. Nothing.... we walked up and down Santa Martaīs pleasant promenade watching as the families laughed and joked on the ...

Kieran goes drinking, hilarity ensues..., Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Kieran goes drinking, hilarity ensues...

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... Tea Bag, Tea Tree etc... 04:00am - The bar closes, but T-Shirt wants to kick on thanks to the couple of grams of Colombia's finest coursing through his body. Apparently a gram is US$4, and 95% pure. David looks like death warmed up, so takes his leave ...

Lounginī, Parque Tayrona - Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Lounginī

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... or so, then headed to Medellin (again) to see some friends and watch our new hometeam, Nacional kick some butt. Came to Colombia for three weeks, stayed for two months! Serious refiguring to do on the rest of the itinerary me thinks... Hasta la ...

The colorful side of Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

The colorful side of Colombia

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... one of their top export products; cocaine. Itīs everywhere! Itīs easy to get, high quality, and cheap. In 1999, Colombia exported about 460 tons of the stuff, bringing billions of dollars into the country and representing a significant portion of their ...

Police searches and buses, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Police searches and buses

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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Ever found yourself somewhere so hot that the compulsory cold showers have you screaming "not cold enough!"? That's Santa Marta. The sea breeze eventually rises from its slumber and offers some relief in the evening, but by then my clothes have taken on a ...

Slaving away in Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Slaving away in Santa Marta

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... and indirect object pronouns; things none of us have thought of since grade school. Things have quieted down somewhat here in Santa Marta as it's the tourist low season and there are fewer crazy Europeans and Israelis running around to stir things up. ...

Swinging All Night Long!, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Swinging All Night Long!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... were resolute, he’d lied and that was enough. So we got on a collective for the main exit. Next the bus back to Santa Marta, more fun! We were about 20 minutes on one bus, then we mysteriously stopped, everyone got out and boarded the bus behind. ...

Beach time in Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Beach time in Colombia

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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It's a bit of a whistlestop tour of Colombia so the next day we get a minivan to Santa Marta along the coast. And yes, the driving here is just as crazy as Peru and Ecuador- for such a laidback continent they do lack patience when it comes to ...

Great Parties and The Found City, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Great Parties and The Found City

A travel blog entry by liamok

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... from some fellow travellers). A colourful open sided Landcruiser pulled up outside and the adveture began, the initial drive out of Santa Marta took approximately 1 hour before we turned onto a dirt track and climbed for around 45 minutes into the Sierra ...

La Ciudad Perdida Lost City, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

La Ciudad Perdida Lost City

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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... may be another city of similar magnitude deeper in the mountains. the ruins are in the jungle, a rugged two daysī hike from santa marta. they were only "discovered" (the cogi, an idigenous group descended from the tayronas, have known about the city for ...

Time zones and humiditiy, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Time zones and humiditiy

A travel blog entry by thomasglover

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... , preying we wouldnīt get kidnapped. And we didnīt!!! We like to think of that as a minor victory. The Don and Gibblets 1 - Colombia 0. Santa Marta is an alright town, not really that much going on there from what we could, and by this point we were ...

The Lost City Trek, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

The Lost City Trek

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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... the Lost City.  We learned about the head shaman and the monthly gathering of the men in the city.  Spaniards arrived in Santa Marta in 1525.  When the Tyronas, who were the people of the Lost City, heard that their people were being ...

Schifffahrt, Isla del Rosario, Colombia travel blog

Schifffahrt

A travel blog entry by riege

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Gemaess dem Hostal sollte ich um 07.00h am Hafen sein. Als ich etwas erstaunt zurueckblickte, sagte mir der Empfangschef, eigentlich 07.30h, aber frueher sei besser. Ich war also an diesem Tag um 07.20h dort und musste feststellen, dass sie erst dabei ...

The Santa Magna Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

The Santa Magna Marta

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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... which was enjoyed under some shelter and with a beer in hand. Friday 29th July There was going to be a festival in Santa Marta that weekend but unfortunately we were leaving for Venezuela. The streets were lined with stepped seats…..going up to ...

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