Travel Blogs from Colombia

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The fruitless search for factor 30, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

The fruitless search for factor 30

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up somewhat late (well the lady did) and we watched a Planet Earth before wandering back into town. Although most of the shops were shut we were nearly out of suncream (except for the tanning oil given to us by R&E in Asia, (Erica edit: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chaplin? Sheen? Watts?, Cartagena, Colombia travel blog

Chaplin? Sheen? Watts?

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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"Is he looking at me... I think he is, hmmm, this is weird. I might say something, have a word like, am I being stupid?" A brief insight into my mind when riding the public buses across South America. The token baby gawping at me in wonder has become the ...

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 ...

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

Ipiales, Colombia 6th Dec - 8th Dec

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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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 ...

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 ...

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