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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 ...

Even hotter and more humid Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Even hotter and more humid Santa Marta

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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A reminder that you can click on a photo to see larger pictures...  Today, we left lovely Cartagena to go to Santa Marta.   We had been advised to take the Marsol shuttle, rather than the bus, even though it was a little more expensive (42,000 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, that´s a lot of territory. Fortunately, this region is somewhat controlled ...

Strange Dinners and Horrible Hikes, Barichara, Colombia travel blog

Strange Dinners and Horrible Hikes

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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They're not juicy like you'd expect, wings gone to the roasting pan. All you're left with is the head, thorax and abdomen. Flying ants, a centimetre long, smothered in gravy, sitting atop filet mignon and chicken. I gave them a look, choked back a gag, ...

On the road again..., Medellín, Colombia travel blog

On the road again...

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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On the road again.... Willie nelson couldn't have said it any better! After 5 months on Colombia's caribbean coast, I finally said goodbye to all my friends in Santa Marta and caught the overnight bus to Medellin. The 16 hour journey was long and boring ...

Hey Locombia, where's all the Gringos?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Hey Locombia, where's all the Gringos?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... world." "Don't even consider spending less than three weeks. Promise?" I had heard and read many similar stories before. Colombia being many peoples favorite Latin American country. At least usually one of top three, often shared with Bolivia and ...

2016 - The New Year in Villa de Leyva, Villa de Leyva, Colombia travel blog

2016 - The New Year in Villa de Leyva

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... walk down to the villager to visit a few places of interest.   The Plaza Major is one of the most photographed locations in Colombia. The main square is the largest in Colombia and it is almost impossible to take a whole photo of it. It's 3.5 acres ...

One Year Ago Today....., Cabo de la Vela, Colombia travel blog

One Year Ago Today.....

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : Apparently it should be 365, but my last blog was only 342 so it appears my numbers are all out!!! I will need to look through the entire blog and correct them….doh!!! Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Sunny mornings, ...

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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... it's not like I wanted 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 ...

Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... are the people of purely or mainly pure European descent. This divide of haves and have-nots is one of the reasons behind Colombia's guerilla insurgency. In fact, after our night out in the Zona Rosa, we found out that there was a grenade attack in two ...

Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... terrain, environmental concerns, through to Panaman concern that a road would make it easier for drug traffickers to smuggle drugs from Colombia into Panama. There's no doubt that a road link will one day be built, but for the moment, to get around it, ...

Boobs and Booze - CARNIVAL 2009, Barranquilla, Colombia travel blog

Boobs and Booze - CARNIVAL 2009

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Boobs and Booze....and lots of each.  This is the ultra simple explanation of Carnival in Barranquilla, where it is estimated that over 100,000 cases of rum and aguardiente (the local firewater) will be sold to quench the thirsty, frenzied crowd ...

Revisiting The Old Walled City, Cartagena and Playa Blanca, Colombia travel blog

Revisiting The Old Walled City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... to Cartagena to take better photos than the ones I made four years ago and also go to Playa Blanca; said to be Colombia's most beautiful beach.  The difficulty taking photos of a an old colonial city is that modern life seems to get in the ...

Pictures for the Colombian Carribean Coast, Taganga, Colombia travel blog

Pictures for the Colombian Carribean Coast

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Lots of Photos of the Carribean coastal areas. Tentative entry to come...dunno about that Hey all, quick sales pitch. If you think what we have done in Peru is a good thing, and are looking for an opportunity to donate some money to a good ...

Getting Off the Gringo Trail, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Getting Off the Gringo Trail

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... are things that come to mind when most Americans think about Colombia.  However, with the fourth largest economy in Latin America, Colombia has drastically changed over the past ten years.  It is also famous for salsa, Shakira and the best cup ...

Smiles in Colombia, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Smiles in Colombia

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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As I reflect on my time in Colombia, there are three experiences that really standout ... The first was attending a work conference in a part of the country that few foreign tourists visit.  This event was the first of its kind and trained medical ...

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