Travel Blogs from Colombia

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From the Cheap Seats into the Northern Hemisphere, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

From the Cheap Seats into the Northern Hemisphere

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and took us through some wonderful scenery and with the sun setting behind the mountain we really had already started to get a picture why Colombia is so often highly regarded by the people we have met. When the bus stopped I have no idea where we were ...

Tourist Central, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Tourist Central

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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This is vacation season here in Colombia and the small city of Santa Marta is Tourist Central. The hotels, restaurants, and beaches are full and the town is alive and active. I´ve been traveling with a couple buddies for a while now; Manuel from Oz who I ...

Juan Valdez's secret love affair with his donkey, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Juan Valdez's secret love affair with his donkey

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... The scam is on! I cover up my pockets with my elbows and quickly head for a less congested area. Ahh, "Bienvenidos a Colombia!!!!" That night, Manuel and I reminisce about his year of high school in Leaf Rapids. He shows me photos and I'm ...

Colombia's Outdoor Adventure Capital, San Gil, Colombia travel blog

Colombia's Outdoor Adventure Capital

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... ...large hats, just like the large chickens moments earlier. San Gil has a reputation for outdoor adventure here in Colombia.  Rafting, kayaking,, parasailing, hiking, swimming, whatever, it's here.  I found cooling off in the ...

Taganga, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Santa Marta, Taganga, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Taganga, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Santa Marta

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... money for beer and walk with our luggage instead. So we're walking along this narrow path through the rainforest in Colombia, also nicknamed Locombia because of it's wild reputation about several things. Let's hope there are no guerillas around. Well, ...

The Amazing Race, Bogata, Colombia travel blog

The Amazing Race

A travel blog entry by catters

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Well I made it... Just!!!! All started poorly, missing the express ferry and ending up in the cattle class local 5 hour ferry from the Island.  Picked up a travel partner, Pam, from the States looking to be part of this epic race - thanks for ...

Carnage in Cali, Cali, Colombia travel blog

Carnage in Cali

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... turned out to be a lesbian who had fancied me so Im pretty glad I didnt get roped into staying.... Its a funny old country Colombia is.... Oh yes, and at the hostel I am staying at there is a funny American/Japánese guy who is currently ...

Heading North, Malaga and Pamplona, Colombia travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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I headed north to Malaga which is a small colonial town in the mountains. After arriving late on Saturday night I spent a quiet day there on Sunday. In the main square they had a stage set up with dancers and singers and everybody was enjoying their ...

Santa Marta, Tayrona, Buritaca., Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Santa Marta, Tayrona, Buritaca.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Welcome to the Jungle, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After a 12 hour speed boat journey down the Amazon, I arrived in Santa Rosa, Peru where Tabatinga Brazil and Leticia Colombia make up the tri-border region. I received my exit stamp from Peru immigration and headed over to Leticia where the best hotels, ...

Heading to the Border, Cali, Colombia travel blog

Heading to the Border

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Another 10 hour overnight bus ride brings me to Cali, Colombia's third largest city. The weather here is hot thanks to the lower elevation and the people here are famous for their outgoing and friendly manner. My friends from Bogota gave me the phone ...

Highland Hijinx, Popayan, La Plata, San Augustin and Silvia, Colombia travel blog

Highland Hijinx

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... a lovely sight. Then on to Ipiales to see the famous gothic cathdral built on a bridge over a deep gorge, amazing. Colombia has definately been our favourite country so far, the landscape is indescribably beautiful, the towns are really interesting ...

Festive Days in Medellín, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Festive Days in Medellín

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... proud of their country and cautiously optimistic for the future. As you may have gathered, we have been very impressed with Colombia and Colombians on our travels so far. The road winding through the River Cauca valley drops down to La Pintada at ...

Caribbean Columbia!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Caribbean Columbia!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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On Thursday morning we flew to Cartagena over lakes and shanties as we get towards the Caribbean coast. As we get off the plane the heat and humidity hit us (was quite cool in Bog). WE are met by a local guide to take us to our hotel in the old town. ...

Pereira., Pereira, Colombia travel blog

Pereira.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Viterbo, Belen de Umbria, Pueplo Tapao, La Tebaida, Montenegro, Quimbaya, Marsella, Salento, La Florida, Los Nevados National ...

I knew it. I couldn't stay away!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

I knew it. I couldn't stay away!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... more of Asia. Visit Bangkok Rob at least. But, but..., but when Johana asked me if I wanted to come with her to Colombia, how could I resist. Johana happens to be from Colombia. She has lived in Madrid for many years, where we also first met ...

Ok, now it's full circle., Cali, Colombia travel blog

Ok, now it's full circle.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... I realized it was only a 15 hours bus ride or so to make full circle down here. Not that that was the main reason. I really liked Colombia when I visited a few months ago. In fact it is one of my favorite countries so far on the trip. So why not come back ...

Our very last long bus ride.... to Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Our very last long bus ride.... to Cartagena

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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Well this has to be one of the worst bus journeys we did through the whole of this country and for those who read the blog know its been a few - the drivers found it hilarious to put the air con on super super super cold all night - yes its normally cold ...

The Sounds of the Jungle, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

The Sounds of the Jungle

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 383 Temperature : Still 33 degrees Weather : Hot and humid It's virtually impossible to put into words the sounds of the jungle. It's like no where else, a unique noise. The sounds here appear to echo and reverberate all around you ...

Colombia's Crazy Capital, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Colombia's Crazy Capital

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... was holiday week so that was good timing! Another good Museum was Donacion Botero which has lots of exhibits by Colombia's most famous contemporary artist - Fernando Botero. His artwork both painings and sculptures have a very distinctive style which is ...

Still Alive in Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Still Alive in Colombia

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... will be next week. In a few days, I will be on a bus bound for Medellin, home of Pablo Escobar's former drug cartel and Colombia's ex-cocaine capital. It is Colombia's 2nd largest city, very wealthy, and full of activity and things to see and do. I am ...

SOUTH AMERICA !!!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

SOUTH AMERICA !!!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... , after 12 long days on a sailboat, I´ve arrived in South America! In Panama City, I found a captain sailing to Colombia. The Panamerican highway, which otherwise connects Alaska to the tip of Argentina, meets its demise in the Darien Gap region between ...

Cocaine, Crime and Coffee.....It really is nice!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Cocaine, Crime and Coffee.....It really is nice!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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We left Cartagena on a rather comfy bus which took 20 hours to arrive into Colombia´s capital city of Bogota, it was a long but cosy journey and all was fine which was great. One thing though that is just so typical! We always buy food and water for the ...

The Big City, Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

The Big City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira'. Stories will accompany the individual photos so check there for more detail. So far, so good in Colombia.... who knew I would spend 6 months here. That was not part of the plan ... you know, the one that doesn't exist ...

Halloween, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Halloween

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... him there as he helped us arrange our flight and passport logistics. It is a strange place -- three countries all come together. Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. No formal borders, just a street...but when you leave and head out into the country, you must ...

Hello Colombia!, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Hello Colombia!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... catch up on 5 months of not seeing one another. We spent two nights in Bogota where we had our first taste of Colombia.....and jeez we noticed how cold it was here at altitude! Bogota is interesting and has some beautiful colonial buildings and churches. ...

Losing Our Bearings, Ráquira, Colombia travel blog

Losing Our Bearings

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... by replacing the complete pump unit - that is, if you're close to a good mechanic back in Canada. Here in the mountains of Colombia it's a different matter all together. We're hoping that the bearing will hold out until we reach Bogotá, and then we'll be ...

From Medellin to Cali, Cali, Colombia travel blog

From Medellin to Cali

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... and is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the distance with Armenia (the city) just visible amongst the many bright green fields. Colombia really is blessed with beautiful landscapes and friendly people. We then moved to Cali where we've spent the last ...

Lost in the jungle... again., Parque Tayrona, Colombia travel blog

Lost in the jungle... again.

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... 1st-minute goal from just inside half way (top left corner, just where I like it). Instead, I had a good taste of why Colombia didn't make the World Cup this time. Passing? Crossing? What the hell are you talking about? They seemed more comfortable with ...

Comatose in Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Comatose in Cartagena

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up with a stinking hangover, and couldnt get out of bed. I found a note which said "Very look in you new life, your friend in Colombian, Georg and Nancy". Erica got up at 12 and we watched some Planet Earth. We had something to eat at ...

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