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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Derby and Atone, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Derby and Atone

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up faily early trying to get the laptop to work to no avail however all was not bad news, as I flicked aimlessly through the Colombian tv channel network I was delighted to find the Manchester Derby on one of the channels, so I got to lounge ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Medellin, Round Two!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, Round Two!

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... with a metal pole as free weights. LOVE..THIS...TOWN. Seriously, love it. On to Quito in a couple of days, where they are already prepping for our arrival (stocking the bar, locking up their women, you know). Hasta la proxima, ...

Just Where Colombia and Panama Meet, Capurgana, Colombia travel blog

Just Where Colombia and Panama Meet

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 It started to rain five days before we arrived in Capurgana and continued for the two days we spent there. I had wanted to dive but the seas were too rough. Ellen wanted to soak up the sun, but it was hidden by dark clouds. Capurgana is a fishing ...

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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... am looking forward to doing loads more treks, and hopefully getting myself in shape. Now if it wasnt for the biscuits..... So, off to Cali tomorrow, the salsa capital of Colombia, where Im going to swing my butt off (when it stops hurting that ...

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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This is it, we´ve found it... true paradise. A crystal-clear azure sea, crescent-shaped coves of white sand framed by tall palms against a backdrop of jungle-clad hills, few people and no cars, hammocks in the shade from which to gaze at it all. We ...

Fresh Crab juice anyone?, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Fresh Crab juice anyone?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Sunday morning went for a wander around Ipiales and feel more confident in daylight. The main square has a nice church and small stalls are being set up with religious displays. After a wander around and some breakfast we notice a lot of shops are ...

Cocaine, Machine Guns and Dirty Trousers, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Cocaine, Machine Guns and Dirty Trousers

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... have supposedly changed much for the better in Colombia under the government of right-winger, Alvaro Uribe. It's estimated though that Colombia is still responsible for 90% of the cocaine that reaches the streets of the United States. I might be the ...

Ever Been to Sea, Ellie? Arrgh!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Ever Been to Sea, Ellie? Arrgh!

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... going to Panama; we were looking for a leisurely way of getting to the remote beach village of Capurgana in northern Colombia. Capurgana is a sweltering two day bus and boat journey from Cartagena, and we've grown a distaste for buses. ...

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 ...

Finca Villa Maria., Pereira, Colombia travel blog

Finca Villa Maria.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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The Beach Bum Life, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

The Beach Bum Life

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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beach bum n. Informal A person with no regular occupation who habitually loafs or idles on beaches.  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 ...

The most wonderful road in the world, Villavicencio, Argentina travel blog

The most wonderful road in the world

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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There are two ways to get to Mendoza from Uspallata - the easy way and the hard way. I took the hard way, to avoid the lorries and enjoy the scenery. This entailed a climb out of Uspallata, on a gravel road, to a height of 3000m. The main problem with ...

Our last beach, Parque Tayrona, Colombia travel blog

Our last beach

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Although we had very little time left before going down to Bogota, we had been advised by so many people to go to Tayrona National Park that we had to go there, even just for 1 night. It's very easy to get to from Santa Marta – a 45 minute bus to ...

Wallowing in mud - our last days, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Wallowing in mud - our last days

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... with it over the next four days, there'd be some grieving to do... Cartagena, situated on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, is a historic port town founded in 1533 by the Spanish conquistadores, for whom it was the gateway to northern South America. ...

Heading back North, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Heading back North

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After the side trip to Ecuador I headed back North through Colombia spending a few days each in Cali and Armenia before arriving back in Medellin. The Black Sheep Hostel in Colombia is a really good place to relax for a while and so I had a week with ...

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