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Church hopping., Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Church hopping.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I haven't really spent much time on this trip visiting museums, but I have seen a good few churches. More than my share for sure. I have never really been a museum freak, but of course I like a good museum, only problem is that it's not often I find one ...

Rest, Relaxation and Mud, Tolú, Colombia travel blog

Rest, Relaxation and Mud

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 340 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : A few days of rain and a few days of sun Tolu is a small town about 3 hours south of Cartagena, and was a perfect place to spend a few days before returning to Cartagena to get Kevin's eyes ...

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 ...

No time for Mango's., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

No time for Mango's.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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We arrived in Medellin early morning on the night bus from Tolú. So in less than two years, I was once again back in this big city with its spectacular setting in the Aburrá Valley. Breakfast consisted of Colombian hot dogs at the bus station, and ...

Our Favourite Pueblo in Colombia, Jardin, Colombia travel blog

Our Favourite Pueblo in Colombia

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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While reading about Colombia during the summer, I kept coming across articles about the 17 Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia. These are villages that have been declared historically important to the growth of Colombia. They all looked beautiful and on this ...

Travel Day - Choachi to Salento, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Travel Day - Choachi to Salento

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... tourist town, home to coffee growers and cowboys. The reason that we came here was to see the amazing Valle de Corcora, filled with Colombia's national tree - the Palma de Cera, or Wax Palm tree. There will be more about this park in the next blog. ...

Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Ciudad Perdida

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... , we're hussled off the bus with our belongings into an old car, driven over the border, and put on a local bus in Colombia.  We could have done that ourselves for much cheaper and I wouldn't have lost my running shoes in the process. I'm still up in ...

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 ...

Connection in Bogotá - goodbye South America..., El Dorado International Airport, Colombia travel blog

Connection in Bogotá - goodbye South America...

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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My connection in Bogotá was smooth and quick, a nice contrast to the palaver I'd gone through at the airport in Guayaquil! Even though I knew I'd be within the airport the whole time, when I saw the lights of Bogotá as we landed I still felt the ...

The Corcora Valley hike, Salento, Colombia travel blog

The Corcora Valley hike

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... 60 to 60 meters high (200 feet) and can live for 100 years. In 1985, they were declared to be the national tree of Colombia. The valley is a 15 km or 9 mile section of the Rio Quindio valley. Much of it is pastureland for cattle and horses. From ...

Mud mud glorious MUD!!!!!!, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Mud mud glorious MUD!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... out on the street watching the world go by while listening to guitar music and singing. We cant see this happening outside Spar. Colombia is looking a good bet, the people are so friendly and helpful, and always looking to talk up the good sides about ...

Caribbean Wonders, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean Wonders

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... was immense.  Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena of the West Indies) is a large city located on the Northern coast of Colombia, and enjoys a yearly average temperature of 31ºC. We quickly found a taxi (air conditioned) and headed into town to find a ...

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

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

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 272 Weather : Sunny mornings, torrential afternoon downpours Temperature : 29 degrees Apparently, Colombia is the number one country in the world to have the largest variety of bird species above everywhere else. Being fans of our ...

Pereira., Pereira, Colombia travel blog

Pereira.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pereria. ...

The Guajira Peninsula, Cabo de la Vela, Colombia travel blog

The Guajira Peninsula

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... thundery afternoons, spectacular sunsets Cabo de la Vela is a remote and beautifully desolate place in the northern most part of Colombia, on the Guajira peninsula near the border of Venezuela. In addition, the peninsula is the most northerly part of ...

In the coffee zone., Pereira, Termales de San Vicente, Salento, Valle de Cocora, Colombia travel blog

In the coffee zone.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... time. The place is so green and absolutely stunning. What the valley is most famous for is however its wax palms, the national tree of Colombia and also the tallest palm trees in the world, that grow as high as 60 meters. Johana and I get so excited, so ...

Bird's Eye View, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Bird's Eye View

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 382 Temperature : Silly degrees Celcius Weather : Humid, hot Don't you just hate computers?! After a fantastic day conquering my fear of heights and photographing the Amazon dangling off a rope some 30m in the air, the USB lead ...

Walking Tour of La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Walking Tour of La Candelaria

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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Bogota altitude 8675', 2644m.   Temp. Low 11C   High 21C  Our day was semi-planned. We were going to go to the world-renowned Gold Museum in the morning, eat lunch, and then wander around the Historic part of Bogota in La Candelaria area. ...

Hey girl, where's your beer goggles???, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Hey girl, where's your beer goggles???

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I so wish I had a video camera, so I could have shown you this place (not really, let me keep it a secret). My brother and I are celebrating Halloween at Mango's in Medellin. Mango's, a club I had heard rumors about from a few other travelers, so of ...

Final thoughts, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Final thoughts

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... Caribe, Venezuela - $5 a night, and it wasn't the worst room we've been in Most expensive hostel:  Cartagena, Colombia (Thanks Washington!) Funniest bar:  Barney Gomez Bar in Salta, Argentina Most interesting town:  El Congo, where all the homes ...

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 ...

Wot no drugs still?, Villa de Leiva, Colombia travel blog

Wot no drugs still?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up early yesterday to get our bus out of Bogota further north to see a bit more of the country. We head out of the city (which is also very westernised by the way the inevitable McDs and pizza hut etc but not over the top). Through lots of toll roads ...

Ok, so Medellin for the weekend right?, Medellin/Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

Ok, so Medellin for the weekend right?

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... finally leave town they brought us a cake and hand made cards to say good bye! Took us to a bar one afternoon to watch Colombia LOSE in a world cup qualifying game in - cool atmosphere and pretty intense game. Were approached, as you are, by a completely ...

Let the adventure begin..., Tolú and Isla Mucura (Archipielago de San Bernardo), Colombia travel blog

Let the adventure begin...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... San Bernardo". Tolú is kind of touristy, with local Colombians that is. Although a few backpackers has also started to discover this part of Colombia. But we are here at the end of May, in the rainy season, so we have the town more or less to ourselves, ...

Diving in the Caribbean, Taganga, Colombia travel blog

Diving in the Caribbean

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Sorry its taken a while to update this, but Ive been busy mucking about in the ocean and rediscovering Lost Cities in the jungle. Ah, its a tough life... So, Im finally a qualified open water diver! We booked ourselves onto a 3 day course on board a ...

Chilling in San Gil, San Gil, Colombia travel blog

Chilling in San Gil

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Day 81 March 26 - The bus journey was long but the scenery absolutely stunning. I've seen pictures of the Colombian countryside before but never with my own eyes. There is lush green countryside everywhere I can see and every road we pass. ...

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 Bogotá 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 ...

Oh mighty river (oh bloody mosquitoes)., Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Oh mighty river (oh bloody mosquitoes).

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I talked to a Colombian girl the other day, and when I told her that I was going to Leticia, she just laughed and said they would slit my throat before I got to the arrival hall. At least, surely before the taxi stand. I didn't think more about it before ...

Medellin's Aquarium, Explora, and Botanical Garden, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin's Aquarium, Explora, and Botanical Garden

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... . It is located in a great setting and we had heard that it served good food. We shared a lunch, which happens a lot in Colombia (dishes are big). A pasta dish and a big salad with a little bit of everything in it. The servers were excellent and the food ...

Escape to the Caribbean, San Andres Island, Colombia travel blog

Escape to the Caribbean

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... : Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, and some sunshine San Andres is a small, tropical Caribbean island which belongs to Colombia but actually lies off the coast of Nicaragua in Central America. The native islanders here speak English although many of the ...

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