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... Rick doesn't do Colombia, so his packing highness is of no use to me on this trip.
China was easy (allowed one bag). The Dominican Republic was easy (swimwear). Spain was easy (allowed one bag). Iceland was easy (warm weather clothes). This one isn't proving to be so easy.
I've been told to take a backpack instead of rolling suitcase. Ergh. If I take a backpack it means my carry-on bag cannot be a backpack. This limits me a bit, and ...
... stay with the same people I did the first two nights. Do any last-minute exploring. Try sancocho, their national dish, a chicken-meat-yucca soup.
Wednesday, April 9:
Head out very early to the airport and catch a short flight to Bogota, Colombia (the Capital, 8 million people). My friend told me to spend "0 or 1" nights in Bogota, so I'm taxi-ing it to a bus station and riding a bus for two hours to Tunja. From there I will ...
Being slightly adventurous on this trip and flying with Spirit Airlines. They have super low fares and how bad can a 2 hour flight be? We shall see!
April 16th - Depart O'Hare @7:00 AM via Spirit flight 843
Arrive Myrtle Beach, SC @10:01 AM
A short 1-1/2 hour drive south will get me to Charleston!
I will ...
... in the last few years. Problems still exist, but the country is gaining more and more tourists. Panama is also coming into its own since the Panama Canal is now under its ownership.
3) Both are diverse. Panama is supposed to be one of the most beautiful countries in Central America, and Colombia, with the Andes, the Amazon, the Caribbean, the ...
... gel, rarely saw any that just let it go natural.
-Such bright colors houses and buildings.
-A TON of venders and stores all over!
-A lot of grafedi.
-A lot of runned down buildings that are just left whereas in the US we would tear it down and build something new.
-You never see a house from the street! All the houses are being gated walls and the higher the wall the more money the family ...
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