Travel Blogs from Colombia

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Santa Fe De Antioquia Road Trip, Santa Fe De Antioquia, Colombia travel blog

Santa Fe De Antioquia Road Trip

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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One of my many flaws is my absolute inability to turn down any road trip offered to me. In this instance, the plan was to drive about an hour out of Medellin to a town called Santa Fe De Antioquia, and stay there for the weekend to experience the Annual ...

It Never Rains But It Pours, Quimbaya, Colombia travel blog

It Never Rains But It Pours

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... Yesterday we travelled a short distance across this verdant valley for a day's visit to the Parque Nacional de Café. This is Colombia's version of a Disney-style theme park, and is stunningly located on a ridge in the valley with panoramic views across ...

Meddling in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Meddling in Medellin

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I found a cheap flight to Medellin Colombia so here I am....becoming the jet setting backpacker. And as luck would have it, my crazy Christmas mates from Australia are here too.   Natalie, Tom, and Chloe are performing the ...

Goodbye Venezuela, Hello Colombia, Girón, Colombia travel blog

Goodbye Venezuela, Hello Colombia

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... de Venezuela'. A monument back up in the mountains had commemorated Bolívar's liberation campaign - not only of Venezuela, but Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as well. Born to a wealthy family in Caracas, he led many failed campaigns to ...

Countdown to Christmas in Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Countdown to Christmas in Colombia

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... two all-too-short months here, we certainly endorse his efforts and encourage you to come and discover the "passion of Colombia" for yourselves. Finally, we wish all our TravelPod readers a very Peaceful and Blessed Christmas, and hope that all your ...

Christmas on Caribbean Coast of Colombia and more, Taganga, Colombia travel blog

Christmas on Caribbean Coast of Colombia and more

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Well after our interesting boat ride into Carpugana we had a nice afternoon walking around the village and along the beach and a pleasant evening chatting to another couple, Leif and Miya, that had crossed the border with us. We woke up early the next ...

Taganga... Caribbean coast paradise..really???, Taganga, Colombia travel blog

Taganga... Caribbean coast paradise..really???

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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So a nice short bus ride from Cartagena to Santa Marta of only 4-5 hours then we jumped in a taxi to Taganga, the ride in looked promising along the coast it looked pretty.   We arrived at the Bayview Hostel which has mixed reviews online but its ...

Flight from Medellin to Lima, medellin, Colombia travel blog

Flight from Medellin to Lima

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Passing thru Pit Stop hostel ...flight to ...

Slaving away in Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Slaving away in Santa Marta

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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So I am still in Santa Marta and actually have somewhat of a routine here seeing as how I am employed and all. My one year anniversary of leaving the US sort of came and went with out too much fanfare and I am now officially into year two of my ...

Heading North, Villa de Leyva, Colombia travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... of Villa de Leyva is living proof.  The town has been around since 1572 and modern architecture is almost non-existent.  Colombia has been protecting it as a national monument since 1954.  There's not much going here but the people are ...

The Pacific Coast, Bahia Solano, Colombia travel blog

The Pacific Coast

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... way back to Medellin - this plane was even smaller with only 10 seats - and the pilot kindly did a flyover tour of the city before we landed. Only a few days left in Colombia now so I am heading South to catch my flight back to the USA out of ...

Meeting up with Matty, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Meeting up with Matty

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... spent almost a week staying at The Black Sheep Hostel which is run by Kelvin, a friendly Kiwi who is a mine of information about Colombia. His hostel is situated near to the rich suburb of Poblado and so only a short walk from the best area to go ...

Saddle Sores and Visions of a Soothing Spa, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia travel blog

Saddle Sores and Visions of a Soothing Spa

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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Could it be that our short term memories are fading with age? Only two short years ago, an eight hour horseback riding excursion around the hills and valleys of Vilcabamba in Ecuador left us with numerous aches and pains, and yet here we were signing up ...

Miss Colombia? Where?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Miss Colombia? Where?

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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Someone mentioned to me that Cartagena stages Colombia's biggest party of the year. He had been travelling around the world off and on for around 10 years, yet after surviving numerous German Oktoberfests, Brazilian Carnivals and even a couple of ...

Still in Bogota, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Still in Bogota

A travel blog entry by jose

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... corner. And costs a dollar. It apparently has the largest collection of gold in the world, and all of it is from Colombia. Before the Spaniards came to take over this continent, there were about 6 Andean tribes that used gold and other materials to ...

Neiva bus transfer, Neiva, Colombia travel blog

Neiva bus transfer

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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La Costa Caribe, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

La Costa Caribe

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After a good weekend in taganga celebrating my birthday I caught a bus 4hrs along the Caribbean coast to Cartagena. The old city of Cartagena is really well preserved with lots of churches, beautiful old buildings and cobbled streets. I stayed in a ...

First week in Bogota, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

First week in Bogota

A travel blog entry by jose

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... might share some of my excitement - you know, before I get robbed or kidnapped or something goes terribly wrong. No, I'm only kidding - Colombia is fantastic. And Bogotá is about 10 million times safer than Nairobi, Jo'burg or Rio (okay, I know there are ...

Quito - Medellin & popped in Pablo Escobar's house, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Quito - Medellin & popped in Pablo Escobar's house

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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So we got off our flight from the Galapagos and landed back in miserable rainy Quito around 2pm - we were on a mission to get to the Columbian border that night - we were now behind time and it means we only have 2 weeks to spend in Columbia but still ...

Castles, pirates and treasure, Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

Castles, pirates and treasure

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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I spent my final days in Cartagena walking the streets taking photos. The city walls and the buildings contained within are interesting to explore - every street seems to transform as the sun passes overhead to alter the angle of light and shadows ...

Colombian Coffee and Hummingbirds., Salento, Colombia travel blog

Colombian Coffee and Hummingbirds.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... short their trip" trumpets the Lonely Planet".  Well, we had planned to see the Coffee growing landscapes anyway, Colombia being the third largest producer of coffee in the world (after Brazil and Vietnam) and now we had the sweetener ...

Colombians Turn Out To Vote., Archaeological Park of Tierradentro, Colombia travel blog

Colombians Turn Out To Vote.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... in a nearby bus station hotel, and one other bus trip before that from San Agustin. Travel is not straightforward or easy in Colombia! We unwound ourselves from the tangled mass of bodies at San Andres de Pisimbala and looked forlornly at the state of our ...

Finally...., Not Bogotá!, Colombia travel blog

Finally....

A travel blog entry by jose

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... , where I will sleep in a hammock and waste away a few days. The countdown's on. Two weeks and 4 days and I leave Colombia. I'm excited to see everyone, but I already feel my heart ripping because I have to leave this wonderful country. I'll stop ...

Living in Bogota, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Living in Bogota

A travel blog entry by jose

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... to convince myself to go tonight, and tonight I'll promise to go tomorrow morning...and, well, yup...normal life. In Bogota, Colombia. I still believe that Colombians are truly some of the most welcoming and friendly people in the world. And I can't ...

Vive Colombia!, Leticia, Colombia travel blog

Vive Colombia!

A travel blog entry by camille

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... delayed another 3 hours, but we finally got onto the 30 seater, with a souvenir keyring as compensation for the delay. What I learned * I want to go to Colombia again * Monkeys are thieving creatures * Border guards aren´t as scary as I had ...

Goodbye South America, Back in Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Goodbye South America

A travel blog entry by jose

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... I wouldn't be able to deal later that night if I didn't get something to eat. As is the case anywhere I've been in Colombia, I was invited to join a group of people who were curious about what I was doing in Tayrona Park, and Colombia, by myself. We ...

Cartagena, Colombia 21st Nov - 26th Nov, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena, Colombia 21st Nov - 26th Nov

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... ! Deep fried potatoes with herbs in Various fruits local to the area International McDonalds Meal: No McDonalds Local Beer: Club Colombia Accommodation Hotel La Espanola - $27 a night for private room w bathroom, WIFI & air conditioning. Shared ...

Swinging All Night Long!, Santa Marta, Colombia travel blog

Swinging All Night Long!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Arriving in Santa Marta we were struck by the high temperature and humidity, shorts and bikinis from now on! We got to our hostel, Dreamers, and got settled in the ultra-warm dormitory, and then jumped straight in the pool! After chatting to the staff we ...

Ipiales, Colombia 6th Dec - 8th Dec, Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Ipiales, Colombia 6th Dec - 8th Dec

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Introduction This is the final border town before you head overland into Ecuador. It's a cute town with a main shopping & market area which seemed to always be busy with people. It’s also so close to xmas it was nice to see all the lights up ...

On Holiday, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

On Holiday

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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After Julie headed for Bogota and England beyond (via France), we reverted to our usual speed, which is lots of sleep, writing the blog and James uploading and sorting out all the photos, whilst sitting under a mango tree that I swear was aiming its ...

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