Travel Blogs from Colombia

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And the Oscar for best hostel 2014, goes to..., Minca, Colombia travel blog

And the Oscar for best hostel 2014, goes to...

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... motherland in his 30s. Before setting up 'Oscar's Place', our humble host lived in Tyrona National Park (a nearby national park on Colombia's Caribbean Coast) for 12 months. Some guy. Running his own business means that he still makes time to chat with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Goodbye Colombia, Hello 24 Hour  Bus To Caracas., Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Goodbye Colombia, Hello 24 Hour Bus To Caracas.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... the sticking point was the price of airfares to Caracas - $1,000. The express bus would take us from Cartagena in Colombia, over the border, and onto Caracas in Venezuela for $200, without changing buses. After some internet and Lonely Planet ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bogota, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Bogota

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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cARTAGENA: party bus, beautiful colonial town, reminds us ...

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 ...

So we bathed in some sloppy mud volcano....., Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

So we bathed in some sloppy mud volcano.....

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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We hadn't really done any tours yet and saw that our hotel organise some where they pick you up from the hostel. We saw this one, which was Volcan Del Totumo which literally translates into volcano of mud, and thought it sounded like it would be fun, so ...

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 ...

It's the little things, Villa de Leyva, Colombia travel blog

It's the little things

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... Azules (blue pools) and walking up to a mirador were our sole excursions. A fond memory is sitting in Plaza Mayor, the largest in Colombia at 14,000m sq, licking on local ice-cream in the 30 degree heat (not quite as hot as the Almafra decking Caz), ...

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 ...

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