El Kool Koala Backpackers

Calle 13, 3- 139, Taganga, Colombia | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Taganga

8th - 14th Jan - Do You SCUBA?

A travel blog entry by stuwelly


... to my weight belt, I could control my buoyancy much better, and had a blast, after doing the next set of skills, the fun dive for 25 minutes are or so was great, we saw loads of different life and coral, and I was a lot happier, more like a scuba diver in water. Another session of videos at the dive shop was in order, and I decided to take Saturday off, as I still hadn't really stopped doing stuff since the trek. I had more manual reading to do, but ...

Welcome To Colombia

A travel blog entry by looptiloop


... of the lesson. On a single breath of air, I dive down 20m to the floor of the ocean, sit for a moment, grab a handful of sand, and return to the surface. Here's a link that might show the incredible nature of the young sport: http://youtu.be/PUcpzf0rbAw One warm evening after the glow that consistently follows the sunset has faded we head back to the hostal with a gigantic tuna we bought from a local, drunk fisherman. With limited utensils, yet the combined effort of ...


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


... but glad I hadn’t taken that route in!

We also talked about Tayrona and the high entry fee (35k) just for a few beaches & some small ruins – it’s another 80k return in the boat, far less on the bus, but then have to do loads of walking or stay overnight in hammock or tent – just doesn’t seem worth it to me!

Not much of a sunset as a massive storm blew in across the bay but exciting to watch, especially the fork ...

Minca to Cartegena

A travel blog entry by the5wynns


... s pocket!) My first response was for "for cutting nails, oh and for in the kitchen"….they looked at me with suspicion. My final reply was, “protection.” The military man smiled, looked at me, and Jonathan in the eyes, shook our hands, and sent us back onto the bus, no problem. Note to selves: next military check point, shove knives further deep into pockets.

We arrived in ...


A travel blog entry by benandhelen


... and hear their stories since we'd parted ways. We enjoyed a couple of nice dinners with them, the best being our final night in Taganga where we treated ourselves to barbecued fish at Cafe Bonsai, which was Johan's cafe. It was slightly more expensive than we usually would've allowed ourselves (though still much, much cheaper than the equivalent at home), but it was definitely worth it - freshly-caught tuna steaks, a delicious potato salad with ...


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