Travel Blogs from Colombia

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

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

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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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, ...

(C)Hips don't lie (they just make you fat), Medellin, Colombia travel blog

(C)Hips don't lie (they just make you fat)

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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So here we were in Medellin, once officially the most dangerous city in the world at a time when drug lord Pablo Escobar, 'the world's greatest outlaw’, was at the height of his cocaine trafficking career and helping to fuel the death statistics by ...

Diving in the Caribbean, Taganga, Colombia travel blog

Diving in the Caribbean

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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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 ...

Pablo, a fighter and a favela, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pablo, a fighter and a favela

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... shower and generally started to feel better about life. We both had fun last night and look forward to our next night out in Colombia. We finally gave each other a kick up the bum and hit the streets. After thankfully completing the last cable car of the ...

Chilling in San Gil, San Gil, Colombia travel blog

Chilling in San Gil

A travel blog entry by aborder

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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 ...

Enjoying a mud bath....in the crater of a volcano, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Enjoying a mud bath....in the crater of a volcano

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... natural mud bath in the crater of a volcano.  Volcan de Lodo El Totumo is a 15m high mud volcano, the highest in Colombia, and its mud is said to have unmatched therapeutic qualities – never having taken a dip in a volcano before and always ...

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 ...

Coffee and Palm Trees, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee and Palm Trees

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... since the day we left the UK.  Luckily for the time being he won’t need a jumper because it’s far too hot in Colombia but it will hit him again I think the first time he needs a warm top!  Anyway, we only stayed in Cali for a night ...

Gold at altitude, Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

Gold at altitude

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... rather than visiting museums etc. We were quite proud of ourselves when we managed to have a conversation in Spanish about Colombia's complicated political problems and quite surprised that the people seemed to be so positive about the government and the ...

Rum overload, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Rum overload

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... man who had lost money gambling on Colombia's exit from the World Cup. This apparently is not the only football-connected shooting in Colombia - there have been more as recently as 2003. And you thought the England team got a raw deal when they got home ...

Two Days of Feasting on Fruit and Vegetables, Palomino, Colombia travel blog

Two Days of Feasting on Fruit and Vegetables

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 270 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Sunny mornings, showery afternoons, thundery evenings Having trundled all of our shopping down to Palomino, we spent the next two days totally pigging out on fruit and vegetables. Utter bliss. ...

Silicon Valley..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Silicon Valley...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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Somewhere in the Medellin night, after an indeterminate number of drinks, in a random, unidentified bar, a conversation much like the following took place: 'Nup.  No way'. 'Yeah.  I reckon.  You can tell the difference.' 'Aha ...

The Most Beautiful City in South America, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The Most Beautiful City in South America

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... you are going. So where are we now? Well, we are in the fascinating city of Cartagena  which is located in northern Colombia on the shores of the Caribbean. The old walled city of Cartagena, or the historical quarters, is a UNESCO World Heritage ...

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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... at about 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 ...

When it can't get any better, it does!, Villa de Leyva, Colombia travel blog

When it can't get any better, it does!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... wold just spoil the moment.,This moment is for me and I'll always remember the lush shade of green to the outstanding countryside of Colombia. After an hour I'm in Tunja and again, straight on a large mini bus and heading for Bogota. I have no idea what ...

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 Popayan.  Colombia is mostly safe to travel these days, but the route from Pasto to Popayan is still dodgy at night and tourists are ...

Tinto..., Bogota - Zona Cafeteria, Colombia travel blog

Tinto...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... a guy who was there and got kidnapped and woke up without one of his kidneys...' As much as you try not to think about Colombia's not-so-sparkling reputation, it's hard not to be slightly affected by the drum of fear that has been a constant beat for a ...

Decameron Hotel Isla Palma, Isla Palma, Colombia travel blog

Decameron Hotel Isla Palma

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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After a few weeks of Sampling the worst of Colombias hotels (whose staff were never any less than mega friendly and helpful though) it was time to sample the best for 3 days. Decameron is a chain of resorts here that claim to be 5 star, in reality this ...

Delicious days..., Parque Tyrona, Colombia travel blog

Delicious days...

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... edged with colourful wild flowers and as we passed through little villages I noticed that most houses had gorgeous flowers hung everywhere. Colombia is so pretty compared to other poor SA countries! Just past the entrance to the park the road ended and ...

Bogota madness, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Bogota madness

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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Well, Ive finally made it to the mad place that is Bogota! And I have to say, I love this city! Im staying in a fantastic hostel called Platypus where most of the gringo travellers stay here. Its one of those places that you intend to stay for a few ...

Carnaval 2011   Here We Go Again!, Barranquilla, Colombia travel blog

Carnaval 2011 Here We Go Again!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... to visit.  2010 and 2011 have been banner years for visitors and for Mike, Kurt, Doug and Gail, I think Colombia did not disappoint.  I could write on and on about Carnaval but I will let the photos speak a thousand words ...

Sacking the fort and heading to the beach, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Sacking the fort and heading to the beach

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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After a much better nights sleep with no booze inside us we woke up full of beans and rang my mum to wish her Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday Mum. We were definitely going to go to work on some hardcore negotiating at the harbour, however as the time ...

The New York of South America, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

The New York of South America

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... Facebook makes it all that much easier.  I also tried to see my buddy Elkin, who is the lead singer of a famous (only in Colombia) rock band.  Unfortunately, he was too busy with a lot of music projects but I at least got to check out his new ...

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