Travel Blogs from Colombia

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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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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