Hostal Alto de los Andaquies

Vereda Nueva Zelanda, San Agustin, 057, Colombia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from San Agustin

Jaguar statues are scary

A travel blog entry by daveanddale

... part of the site here is 'Fuente de Lavapatas’ which is a religious monument carved in the stone bed of a stream. The water flows over the top of these carvings and there seems to be 3 separate ritual bathing pools. After this we went into town for lunch and had the set menu which is how most people order in a restaurant. This was a soup with a main course ...

Horse Ride To A Strange Civilisation

A travel blog entry by nickjackets

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... Sun and the Moon as movers of the Earth and of animals as symbols of strength,wisdom and weakness.Much of the statues faces for example have the mouths of the Jaguar which was clearly seen as a symbol of strength,some have the eyes of the owl,others the bodies of reptiles and the snake is featured heavily as a symbol of the “flow” of life.


Whilst going to all these sites I could not help but think that these representations must ...

Journey To San Augustin

A travel blog entry by nickjackets

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... at 1273km,with its source at San Augustin and its exit point ,North to the Caribbean Sea.It cut through the low Andes Mountains which makes up much of Colombia's topography and the huge hills are covered with sub tropical vegetation,deep deep green and even from this height I could sea plantation upon plantation of coffee bushes,Colombia's largest agricultural export product.

I was soon down and in the small airport at Neiva and somewhat surprised my luggage appeared on ...

San Agustin - Remote Colombia

A travel blog entry by reframed.abroad

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After 12 hours bus ride from Bogota, I arrived in San Agustin in the morning. The city is 4 hours away from the next big city (Popayan) and is famous for its archeological sites containing various pre-Colombian statues. This also made it an UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from the tourism which is nowadays the main source of income, it used to be a main region of the Cocaine production under Pablo Escobar until the government shut most of it down in the ...

If he honks that horn one more time.....

A travel blog entry by kirstinf

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... that we had seen earlier in Salento, so we decided to give it a try.... We ran into Jerry who asked if we knew what it was made of and said he wouldn't tell us until after we had finished it - ruh roh!! It's called Postre de patas and it is boiled down cows' hooves :) essentially I think it's like gelatin, it kind of had the texture of sticky marshmallow and was quite sweet, I would eat it again :) Weirdest thing eaten: postre de patas No other tally changes ...

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This hotel, located on Vereda Nueva Zelanda, San Agustin, is near San Agustin Archaeological Park.
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