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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 ...

Caribbean Rum, Fun and Sun, Tayrona National Park, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean Rum, Fun and Sun

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... planet, the size of a dog...a huge dog! They turned out to be South American giant rats. Mmmm lovely! Endangered and endemic to Colombia, the crazy Titi Monkey leaped from branch to branch to take a look at us. The small black and white primates play in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carnaval 2014 Photos, Barranquilla, Colombia travel blog

Carnaval 2014 Photos

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Photo album ...

Finca Villa Maria., Pereira, Colombia travel blog

Finca Villa Maria.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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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 ...

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... a church and it's also been designed and built in a way that it complements the surroundings. The Lucky 7, Observations about Colombia 1. We like the concept of shops doubling as locals. Most shops put out tables so you can socialise and drink your ...

Medelling, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medelling

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Our next stop was Medellin, the city famous for Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cocaine Cartel. It was once one of the most dangerous cities in the world due to the war between the Medellin and Cali cartels. There were numerous car bombs, and drive-by ...

My birthday in Taganga, Taganga, Colombia travel blog

My birthday in Taganga

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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I arrived in Taganga a couple of days before my birthday and headed back to Casa Felipe which has a great atmosphere. Lots of hammocks and outdoor seating, great views over the bay and lots of friendly people. I had a great weekend here having some ...

Street Parties - CARNIVAL 2009, Barranquilla, Colombia travel blog

Street Parties - CARNIVAL 2009

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... of great Colombians and it's clearly important to them that tourists leave here with a new respect and appreciation for Colombia since they know they have a bad international reputation from the drug cartels and trafficking.  So this finishes ...

La Vega., La Vega, Colombia travel blog

La Vega.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Continuing our roadtrip from San Gil to Pereira via Zipaquirá and La ...

The Choachi hike, Choachí, Colombia travel blog

The Choachi hike

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... takes an hour to get to Coachi from Bogota. At this time, any cellular communication is almost non-existent.  Tomorrow morning, we are going back into Bogota and from there will catch a plane to Pereira, a city located in Colombia's Coffee ...

Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún-Quimbaya., La Suiza, Colombia travel blog

Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún-Quimbaya.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pereira, La Suiza, Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún-Quimbaya and Parque Regional Natural ...

Isla Palma., Isla Palma (Archipielago De San Bernardo), Colombia travel blog

Isla Palma.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Caribbean here we come.... Or not?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean here we come.... Or not?

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... let's eat here. I'm so glad we did end up going there, as I had the best meal out of the whole time I've been in Colombia so far. It was a dish called La petuga planche y arroz basically it was some kind of pan-fried chicken dish with rice, and some kind ...

Jungle meets beach at Tayrona Park, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Jungle meets beach at Tayrona Park

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... to Tayrona for around 7.30am. People at the hostel told us that this Friday, the day we happened to be going, was a national holiday in Colombia so it was going to be really busy. We had been warned off going, but as we'd booked out of the Dreamer and it ...

A perfect week, Capurgana, Colombia travel blog

A perfect week

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... It's a little out of the way and awkward to get to (rubbish buses and boat journeys) but because we have 5 weeks in Colombia it was relatively easy to fit this into the timetable. After an awful night bus from Medellin (freezing aircon that even 3 layers ...

Chaplin? Sheen? Watts?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Chaplin? Sheen? Watts?

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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"Is he looking at me... I think he is, hmmm, this is weird. I might say something, have a word like, am I being stupid?" A brief insight into my mind when riding the public buses across South America. The token baby gawping at me in wonder has become the ...

Colonial Town in Colombia, Santa Fe De Antioquia, Colombia travel blog

Colonial Town in Colombia

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... laughed. We did all of these things. It was a great morning for a roadtrip and the first stop was Puente de occidente, Colombia's oldest suspension bridge contructed in 1886(or 1888 I forget) Anyway, it's old but very picturesque. From there, we moved ...

How Hertz felt?, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

How Hertz felt?

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... also giddily awaiting the arrival of our Pisco friends, Crystal and Paul, to begin another adventure- into the jungle and then Colombia. The adventure began slightly ahead of my plans though. Crystal and Paul arrived at the airport a little late, well ...

The Motorcycle Diaries., San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

The Motorcycle Diaries.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... about how Alberto Granado felt when he was riding around South America with Che on their noisy 1939 Norton 500cc. Except I am here in Colombia with Anibal, a local from San Agustin. I am a passenger on his Kawasaki KB 125cc. We are driving up and down and ...

Half term holidays, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Half term holidays

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Okay so Mandy flies half-way around the world to visit me for a week during her half term holidays.. sounds like a great excuse to splurge, live the high life and enjoy some luxury for a change! So when Mandy arrived we checked into the Belfort Dann ...

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