Travel Blogs from Colombia

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All good things come to those who wait!!, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

All good things come to those who wait!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... and maybe visiting a mud volcano which is nearby - we shall write again when we have some news, we need to replan our itinerary as Colombia was not in it until we were in Panama and we have less than 7 weeks to get to Brazil now !! Hugs AlinMatt ...

where's all the coke?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

where's all the coke?

A travel blog entry by kris

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... and they print you a ticket telling you the price you are expected to pay, if I was leaving to go into town I would've seemed out some public transport though. The tourist boards slogan sums up Colombia for me well, "The only risk, is wanting to ...

A colourful, colonial city, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

A colourful, colonial city

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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Cartagena has been a fabulous introduction to South America, the old town is superb, we have spent the past two days just aimlessly wandering around the numerous plazas and narrow streets, climbing the city walls and feeling the cool sea breeze whilst ...

Poor but happy!, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Poor but happy!

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... most easy-going and friendly people we have met. The locals also are curious about the impression foreigners have gained about Colombia. Gringo grime Our "hotel", however was not a source of so much pleasure. The "Miramar" is the classic backpacker ...

Cartagena's Charms and Challenges, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena's Charms and Challenges

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , and a good night's sleep in a small family-run hotel, the next morning painted quite a different picture. Yes, Cartagena is Colombia's largest port and by association is an important but dirty industrial centre. However, it is easy to forget the rather ...

The Worlds Craziest Border Crossing, Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

The Worlds Craziest Border Crossing

A travel blog entry by catters

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Jerico - Another road trip beckons, Jericó, Colombia travel blog

Jerico - Another road trip beckons

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... 30 minutes... Being that New Year was rapidly approaching, I learned the sacred ceremony of Blowing Shit Up purveys itself into Colombia with gusto. The road to Jericó was periodically lined with varying degrees of death on a stick: from the poor ...

The coolest thing I´ve ever done... Ciudad Perdida, Teyuna, Colombia travel blog

The coolest thing I´ve ever done... Ciudad Perdida

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... national government control and off into the realm of paramilitary dominion and active guerilla activity. Ever here of those 8 tourists kidnapped in Colombia a few years ago and held in the jungle for months? On this trek. They tried to do it solo though, ...

Getting to know Escobar and the city of Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Getting to know Escobar and the city of Medellin

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... for delays as their fights never run on time, however ours ran smoothly and actually went on time. I'd recommend flying with them in Colombia as they are fairly priced, and save you the really long bus journeys.  It was the right flight, and we ...

A VERY long day, Cucuta onwards, Colombia travel blog

A VERY long day

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrive airport 5am with too many Columbian pesos as we all thought we had to buy two extra meals than we did. Dunkin Donuts did well out of us instead. Actually get flight to Cucuta 12 hours later than should have been and AJ meets up with us at the ...

In Columbia at last!, Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

In Columbia at last!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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We then head into the nearby border town of Ipiales which is pretty huge compared to what we were expecting. Some of the local men are staring at the women and blowing kisses which makes us all more nervous. However when we go out in town later we have ...

Episode 1: Bat Out of Hell, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Episode 1: Bat Out of Hell

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... room, and nightly home-made fireworks crackle throughout the night for several weeks. I'm sure it's hard to imagine, but for a tourist in Colombia the sound of explosions overhead and at street level is just a little unnerving - at first I was under the ...

Back in Colombia - fiestas and football, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Back in Colombia - fiestas and football

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After just over 18months away I returned to Colombia, one of my favourite countries. A smile from the immigration officer and paying less than a dollar for a bus ride from the airport to the city centre is a great start to any country! I had booked into ...

Kieran goes drinking, hilarity ensues..., Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Kieran goes drinking, hilarity ensues...

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... Tea Bag, Tea Tree etc... 04:00am - The bar closes, but T-Shirt wants to kick on thanks to the couple of grams of Colombia's finest coursing through his body. Apparently a gram is US$4, and 95% pure. David looks like death warmed up, so takes his leave ...

Shakira's homecoming concert, Barranquilla, Colombia travel blog

Shakira's homecoming concert

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... dream alive. The sun came up, I pulled up stumps and headed for the bus terminal. At some point I realised that thanks to Colombia's finest I had in fact gone two nights in a row without actually sleeping, so I pencilled in a recovery day or two of sleep ...

Coffee farms and tall wax palms in Valle de Cocora, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee farms and tall wax palms in Valle de Cocora

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... target. If you do, and you hit it correctly, the target will explode with the gun powder that is inside it. Tejo is Colombia's official national sport, designated by Congress. And quite a unique sport it is, combining horseshoes-style tossing and a bit of ...

Feliz Cumpleanos Dave and a long story!, Cartagena to Bog and nearly onto Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Cumpleanos Dave and a long story!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Next morning have a lie in and give Dave his little pressies. FEw of us then sit in reception to watch the England v Ecuador match. Must admit am glad we are not in Ecuador anymore as would feel bit scared! Flukely manage to win although painful match ...

Bus Travels And An Amazing Archeological Site., San Agustin, Colombia travel blog

Bus Travels And An Amazing Archeological Site.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... we are seeing is beautiful, jungle clad mountains, with the deepest of ravines under dark threatening thunder clouds. The Colombia we are seeing has unkempt city outskirts with traffic snarls and belching buses, but then beautiful inner city squares with ...

Loungin´, Parque Tayrona - Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Loungin´

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... or so, then headed to Medellin (again) to see some friends and watch our new hometeam, Nacional kick some butt. Came to Colombia for three weeks, stayed for two months! Serious refiguring to do on the rest of the itinerary me thinks... Hasta la ...

Old Town Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Old Town Cartagena

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Cartagena has proven itself to be a quite fun and pleasant city ... actually one of the safer places I`ve walked around, believe it or not. Cartagena`s Old Town is one of the most amazing colonial towns I`ve been to .. by far much better than Antigua ...

No Ritka for Me, San Andres Island, Colombia travel blog

No Ritka for Me

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 San Andres is a small resort island off the coast of Nicaragua. For the Colombians it's a nice little home away from home. For the Nicaraguans it's an annoyance because they think it should be theirs. Our rather run-down beach-front hotel had an ...

The colorful side of Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

The colorful side of Colombia

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... one of their top export products; cocaine. It´s everywhere! It´s easy to get, high quality, and cheap. In 1999, Colombia exported about 460 tons of the stuff, bringing billions of dollars into the country and representing a significant portion of their ...

Back in the land of, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Back in the land of

A travel blog entry by jose

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... I feel and what accommodation is like, I will either go to a rave, or to Tyrona Park, which apparently has the nicest beaches in all of Colombia. It's Semana Santa (Easter week), so hopefully there will be somewhere to stay. Hope all is well. ...

Salsa in Cali and heading South, Cali, Colombia travel blog

Salsa in Cali and heading South

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... nice to come back and take some more pics! By now I was only 20mins from the border with Ecuador and soon I was leaving Colombia... At the border I got my exit and entry stamps easily enough and also managed to avoid the drunk/druggie who tried to steal ...

Santa Marta- the lost city... well boots actually!, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Santa Marta- the lost city... well boots actually!

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... it did. Once we get down further south into Ecuador and Peru, I expect most of the places there to be less developed than in Colombia.  We checked out of the Zleeping hostel the next morning, said goodbye to the guy who worked there and even had some ...

The Journey Matters., Mompos, Colombia travel blog

The Journey Matters.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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T. S. Eliot once famously and concisely wrote, "The journey, not the arrival, matters." Mompos (Sometimes called Mompox), Colombia was all about the journey. Mompos is a little visited, right off the tourist radar, river port. Once it was a thriving ...

Arrival in Letecia, Colombia, Letecia, Colombia travel blog

Arrival in Letecia, Colombia

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Letecia, Colombia Spent 11 hours on a fast boat going full speed down the Amazon. Left Iquitos at 6am and arrived at about 530pm. And keep in mind we were going between 80 and 100km/hr. It was a sit down boat...not a get up and walk around boat ... ...

Episode 2 : Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Episode 2 : Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... to a nearby salsa bar to continue the festivities. And now, some photos of life here that really remind me that I'm in Colombia. The handy street signs warning against horrific head-on collisions are more prolific than you might imagine. They are ...

Just an overnight stop in transit, Popayan, Colombia travel blog

Just an overnight stop in transit

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... dollars each for the bus journey. This was the bit where we realised it was going to be much cheaper travelling in Ecuador than in Colombia. Finally we made it to Otavalo at around 11pm, so tired from travelling on an 18 hour journey to get here. We had ...

Police searches and buses, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Police searches and buses

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... . In a couple of weeks I will venture to Cartagena - I assure you it is merely coincidental that the rigorous process to find Miss Colombia happens to be booked for the same dates. I will of course do my best to avoid the commotion and crowds, but on the ...

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