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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 ...

The paradise that is Playa Blanca, Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

The paradise that is Playa Blanca

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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Oh my, I have found paradise! About a week ago we jumped on a boat in Cartegena to go to a beach called Playa Blanca. It had been recommended to me by a few people who had said it was beautiful, and man, were they right! Its a white sand beach on ...

Professor Jeff, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Professor Jeff

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... than a one-legged ass kicker lately! Last week I had to go to the immigration office with 2 photos, photocopies of my passport and Colombia entry stamp, and proof that I am leaving the country. For that, I bought a bus ticket to Venezuela. Plus I paid ...

Filadelfia., Filadelfia, Colombia travel blog

Filadelfia.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Cartegena craziness, Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

Cartegena craziness

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... myself, I have been getting drunk. Which is what a lot of you probably expect so I hope not disappointing you! I am enjoying Colombia so much that I think Im going to spend more time here than expected. Next week we are off to Playa Blanca, a gorgeous ...

Visiting Aracataca, Aracataca, Colombia travel blog

Visiting Aracataca

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 342 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Sunny mornings, thundery afternoons Advice to anybody travelling in Colombia….NEVER, EVER, trust the bus drivers from Cootragua Bus Company. OK, rant over. We left Cartagena travelling ...

Traditional Antioquia, Jerico, Colombia travel blog

Traditional Antioquia

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... place and I really enjoyed the visit, despite being attacked at one point by some angry ants who objected to my presence. It was lovely to find such an unspoilt village and I think it has jumped to the top of my list of favourite places in ...

Adventures in the Coffee Region, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Adventures in the Coffee Region

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... who despite being only 11years old manages to boss everyone about in Spanish and English! This is one of the most beautiful areas of Colombia and it would be easy to spend more time here but I managed to drag myself away today and headed off to look ...

Bogota colder than England...., Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Bogota colder than England....

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... the Caribbean Sea so hopefully it's going to be hot there.... Mixed views about Bogota but as our flight mileage had to be under a certain number of miles we had to start off in Colombia. It's going to get better once we've visited a few places I'm ...

Back to the Future, San Gil, Colombia travel blog

Back to the Future

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... the dazzling trims of showy rainbow hues that had so impressed us in Brazil. After our initial disappointment, the simplicity of Colombia's colonial heritage gradually grew on us, and by the time we had explored the historical centres of Barichara, Guane, ...

Medellin, Guatape - Guatape Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, Guatape - Guatape Medellin

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... out of me. At an outdoor restaurant we ate fresh caught trout, butterflied, then fried in garlic and washed it down with cool Club Colombia cerveza. We didn’t even go near the lake, but Guatape was still one of the hi-lights of our trip to ...

Carnaval !!!!, Barranquilla, Colombia travel blog

Carnaval !!!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... for the one week a year when the town completely shuts down and just parties. If Webster´s dictionary defined Carnaval in Colombia it would say .... Carnaval(n): the country´s display of crazy colors, hot women, and the mass consumption of rum in a ...

Dysentery and Coffee, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Dysentery and Coffee

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... look at it has been a fierce battle with dysentery. The doctor I spoke to in Leticia shortly after crossing the border into Colombia assured me that I got this dysentery from all the bad things in Peru. These two countries do have a history of feuding ...

Glaciers at El Cocoy, Guican, Colombia travel blog

Glaciers at El Cocoy

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After the big city of Bogota the small village of Guican was the complete opposite.. there are more people with horses than cars!! I arrived late but found a good little hotel called La Sierra which had some good information and a friendly woman to ...

Dynamite Dave, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Dynamite Dave

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... backpacker in their hoards. It's people are so lovely and welcoming, hanging out of their front doors exclaiming, "Bienvenidos a Colombia", as we strolled by, returning the smiles. Not one criminal has been committed to the local prison for over a year. ...

Lucky Number 7, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Lucky Number 7

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After Carnaval, the gang and I headed straight for Taganga; the ultimate Colombian, chill-out, beach village.  And here is where I celebrated my 7th anniversary of being a professional slacker.  Seven years ago on this day, I ...

A Floral Bouquet, Barichara, Colombia travel blog

A Floral Bouquet

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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By now the fall colours must be a fading memory for you guys up there in the northern hemisphere. We have also heard some reports that miserable winter weather is already on its way. So here are the bright colours of a South American floral bouquet to ...

The Lost City or not?, Santa Marta, Taganga and Tayrona National Park, Colombia travel blog

The Lost City or not?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Ecuador from Cartagena, while I still have to sort out my plans. I think I'll head for Cali, the third largest city in Colombia, after the capital Bogotá and Medellin. In order to make this blog entry a tiny bit longer, I have a suggestion. Travelpod ...

Palomino- where the beach is just a beach..., Palomino, Colombia travel blog

Palomino- where the beach is just a beach...

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... Medellin, but had been told it's a really nice city and not to be missed. So we're going there, and will probably extend our stay in Colombia, as we were only going to stay 3 weeks, but it will now be a month as we've loved the country so far.   ...

Cali cartel  and the bargaining gringos of Buga, Armenia, Colombia travel blog

Cali cartel and the bargaining gringos of Buga

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... was a VERY pleasant surprise when Popayan, first port of call, turned out to be a very comfortable feeling, nice little town. Colombia Popayan is a beautiful whitewashed colonial town, not a whole heck of a lot to do but certainly pretty to look at. ...

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 ...

Super Hospitality - Colombian Style, Bogotá, Colombia travel blog

Super Hospitality - Colombian Style

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... de Oro is apparently the most important gold museum in the world, exhibiting pieces from all the major pre-Hispanic cultures in Colombia. Yes, the display was impressive, but we were even more excited when we arrived at the Italian-style Teatro Colón ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Dave in a Cave, San Gil, Colombia travel blog

Dave in a Cave

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... , everyone needed to get out of there and fast! Which was good to know, considering August is the wet season here in Colombia. It felt like a scene from the Goonies, entering a cave with a twinkling ceiling of crystals formed over thousands of years. It ...

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