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  • Up On The Farm in ColombiaFor the past few days we have been living a dream in a tropical Nirvana. Our day begins at 5,200 feet when the crepuscular rays of dawn stream over the Andes to illuminate our hillside cottage and encourage the hens Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 24, 2015
  • SalentoWhen most people think about whats typically Colombian everyone would probably say, A)…white powder and b)….coffee. Indeed we went with the second choice (not that you wouldn t be offered the first at every corner-chewing-gum-shop) and made our way up Posted by PEANUTSONTHERUN in Southamerica on a shoestring | Feb 24, 2015
  • CartagenaCartagena …is a beautiful and well preserved tourist town located at the very top of Colombia. It is also one of Colombia’s prettiest and proudest places too. Cartagena has a mixed population of Colombians, Caribbean people and foreigners who have found Posted by PEANUTSONTHERUN in Southamerica on a shoestring | Feb 24, 2015
  • Zipaquira’s Salty SecretThe narrow streets of Zipaquira, a quaint colonial community in the mountains a few hours north of Bogota, are pretty enough on their own to attract hordes of tourists from the overcrowded capital… [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/171352/FDBBB850C3 Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 22, 2015
  • El Museo de Oro del Banco de la RepúblicaFor most the Legend of El Dorado, the Gilded One, is but a myth. In reality, El Dorado is based on a ritual of the Muisca tribe of the Chibcha nation that inhabited the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes making Posted by Charles Lemos in Have iPad Will Travel | Feb 20, 2015
  • Cartagena – Different Strokes…!When the ‘flight attendant’ on our 5 hour bus journey from Salento to Medellin gave us the full emergency briefing and handed out sick bags we knew we were in for a rough ride. Driving in the Andes on narrow Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 19, 2015
  • Medellin's Many FacesIn the 1980s Medellin was the epicentre of a multi-faceted war between a cadre of merciless drug kingpins, and the governments of both Colombia and the U.S., and was considered the most dangerous city in the world. However, this was Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 17, 2015
  • Villa de LeyvaLocated in the Valle de Saquenzipa in Boyacá, Villa de Leyva is a historic colonial town that in 1954 was declared a National Monument of Colombia. Located about three and half hours north-east of Bogotá, the town preserves its timeless Posted by Charles Lemos in Have iPad Will Travel | Feb 16, 2015
  • Salento SuccessesLast time on our Andean adventure we told you the sad story of the decimation of Colombia’s national plant – the wax palm – in the stunningly beautiful Cocora valley. These lofty palms are strictly protected today but no amount Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 15, 2015
  • The Palms of CocoraAccording to local legend the town of Salento on the western slopes of the Andes was so often up in the clouds that the inhabitants brightened up their dull streets with vibrant colours… [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/171352/1-P1120636.jpg thumb= Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 13, 2015
  • Valle del SaquenzipaLocated at 7,000 feet above sea level and blessed with warm sunny days, cool nights and pH neutral soil rich in calcium and potassium carbonates, the Valle del Saquenzipa in Boyacá, Colombia is a perfect spot for viniculture. Three Posted by Charles Lemos in Have iPad Will Travel | Feb 12, 2015
  • It's Coffee Time in ColombiaWe’ve left Bogota and the rain behind and dropped 4,000 feet to the lush valleys surrounding the eye-catching town of Salento in the department of Quindio. This is the land of coffee and we confidently expect to bump into Juan Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 11, 2015
  • Bogota – All That Glitters…The city of Bogota, (originally named Santa-Fe when it was founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1538), was built with the gold and silver seized from the Chibcha indigenous peoples who had lived here for millennia. Most of the precious Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 10, 2015
  • Colombia at First GlanceHaving spent a month bathed in the tropical warmth of Cuba and our Cuban friends it was a bit of a shock to land in a cool and rainy Bogota. While it may be 1,500 miles closer to the equator Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 8, 2015
  • Manizales to Ansermanuevo01/02/15 After 2 days of rain, I tried a new site called Matasanos up the valley from Medellin. Was hoping to fly back and although the day promised much, it was quite windy and the thermals seemed to be getting flushed Posted by adohow in Chasing Hot Air | Feb 7, 2015
  • Retiring in LATIN AMERICARETIRE AT HOME? or INVESTIGATE YOUR LATIN AMERICAN OPTIONS while driving the Americas! You have probably heard; Retire in Mexico, Retire in Costa Rica, or I can live on my $1000/month pension, like a King in Nicaragua or Panama !....... Posted by rvcampertravele in Retiring in LATIN AMERICA | Feb 7, 2015
  • Día Sin Carro en Bogotá 2015Instituted by former progressive urbanist Mayor Enrique Peñalosa in 2000, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, has been holding an annual Car Free Day ever since. In a city of 8 million people and nearly 1.5 million cars and 420,000 motorcycles, Posted by Charles Lemos in Have iPad Will Travel | Feb 7, 2015
  • Popayan and San Agustin After a short stop in Popayan we had and early start as we were to catch the bus to San Augustin. We arrived at the bus station with plenty of time to spare and tried to buy a ticket only Posted by PEANUTSONTHERUN in Southamerica on a shoestring | Feb 6, 2015
  • MedellinFinished my spanish lessons last Friday which I was quite happy to do so. I had 2 teachers for my private lessons; one was excellent and the other not quite so, so a week was enough. And obviously I'm pretty Posted by adohow in Chasing Hot Air | Jan 28, 2015
  • Bordercrossing Ecuador to Columbia...So we had read a lot about the border crossing into Columbia and reading some blogs you can really get the impression of going into the most dangerous part of Southamerica. Despite all doubts and with aslight hangover from La Posted by PEANUTSONTHERUN in Southamerica on a shoestring | Jan 26, 2015
  • Jan 23 - CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA The view across Cartagena Bay to the Bocagrande section of the city A phot Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 6 | Jan 24, 2015
  • Jan 22 - SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA The ship's forward camera is always available to be seen on our cabin TV - in case we forget where we are and what day it is! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/ Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 6 | Jan 23, 2015
  • y así comienza...Just under 2 weeks in to my year off and I find myself with the time and inclination to start blogging... Its been a fairly un-eventful 2 weeks. I landed in Bogota exhausted after a casual few leaving drinks in London, Posted by adohow in Chasing Hot Air | Jan 19, 2015
  • Carnaval de Negros y BlancosThe Carnaval de Negros y Blancos is held annually throughout the province of Nariño in southwestern Colombia the first week of January. The roots of this festival date to pre-Columbian times when the Quillacingas, the people native to this area, held Posted by Charles Lemos in Have iPad Will Travel | Jan 18, 2015
  • My last few weeks in ColombiaSo as those who I speak to regularly already know, lately I have been quite bored. I think I miss working and had gotten quite used to it up in the mountains. Also, I have already travelled and seen this Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jan 9, 2015
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