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  • Cartagena de Indias and the Rosario IslandsWe flew on Avianca into Cartagena from Medellín and stepped off the plane to the familiar blast of hot, humid Caribbean air. I think there's nothing like it in the world (at least that we've found yet) and each time Posted by mrb430 in Arrr Adventures | Feb 27, 2019
  • Observations on Travel in ColombiaWe are leaving Medellín for Cartagena today and we're excited to get to the coast and to a new city. Before we leave though, here are a few last pics and places and a few observations from our travels so Posted by mrb430 in Arrr Adventures | Feb 20, 2019
  • (Re) Learning to Travel SLOW in MedellínIt's a day off here in Medellín - a day off from all day adventure anyway. After dropping off our laundry around the corner, we stopped in to hang out at Cafe Revolución with a bunch of other digital nomads. Posted by mrb430 in Arrr Adventures | Feb 18, 2019
  • First Impressions of Medellín, Colombia===REFLECTIONS ON THE CITY=== Medellín is set in a valley with hills all around it and two actually in it. It is a sprawling city of 2.5 million people. The housing rises up every hillside, in some places all the way Posted by mrb430 in Arrr Adventures | Feb 16, 2019
  • Made it "Home" to MedellínThe trip from LA to Medellín was a nightmare and a great introduction to what we will experience going forward. We were delayed an hour out of LA so we knew we would miss our connection to Medellin in Fort Posted by mrb430 in Arrr Adventures | Feb 13, 2019
  • Day 13: Santa MartaToday we are in the port of Santa Marta Columbia. This is the oldest city of Columbia and dates back to 1525 when they were conquered by the Spanish. We had a general tour around and one of her highlights Posted by prplspud in 20 Years and Counting | Feb 8, 2019
  • We Have Crossed A LineLoved Costa Rica. Then we had a day at sea. Yesterday was the highlight of the of the cruise, travelling the Panama Canal. I now get why Dave wanted to go through the whole thing. It was very crowded Posted by prplspud in 20 Years and Counting | Feb 7, 2019
  • Colombia: Medellin & Cartagena===JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2019=== From Popayan to Medellin required two flights as we transferred through Bogota. Around lunchtime we left our Popayan hotel and eventually arrived at our apartment in Medel Posted by MAd4travel in MAd4Travel | Feb 7, 2019
  • Colombia: Archaeological Adventure===JANUARY 2019=== On day three of our stay in Popayan the adventure really started. Early morning our driver and guide, Tony, picked us up from the apartment to start the journey to our next destin Posted by MAd4travel in MAd4Travel | Jan 24, 2019
  • Colombia: Bogota & Popayan===JANUARY 2019=== Following a two night stop over in Santiago de Chile, after an amazing week on Rapa Nui, we continued our South American adventure and headed north to Colombia. Our flight to Posted by MAd4travel in MAd4Travel | Jan 19, 2019
  • Cartagena 2018 - Colombia==Hot== It was so hot and humid when we were there, you couldn't go outside anywhere without getting drowned in sweat. Our favorite ways to pass time were hang out at the beach, hang out at the condo pool, find shade, Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Jun 6, 2018
  • Bogota 2018 - Colombia==Elevation== Bogota sits around 8,500 of elevation, and we got up over 10,000 feet with some hiking in the surrounding countryside. Lucky I had some experience with that in Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Highly recommend: * Bogota Free Walk Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | May 26, 2018
  • Medellin 2018 - Colombia==Modern== Known as the City of Eternal Spring. That was true when we were there, with mostly clear skies and an average of 80 during the day. The city reinvested whatever confiscated money from the drug cartels and used it to modernize Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | May 31, 2018
  • Soul searching in CartagenaCartagena de India is the Colombian city most visited by international tourists. It sits on the Caribbean coast in the north of Colombia, has a picturesque and well-preserved walled city and a significant port. It's the last port before the Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Nov 15, 2018
  • Three days in the rainforest on the Caribbean coastFrom the distance of Australia, Tayrona National Park on the north coast of Colombia sounded like a prime target for two nature lovers like us. However, reports from other travellers of crowded, partying campsites and heavily trafficked walk trails began Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Nov 14, 2018
  • Medellín8 weeks on a battlefield...getting there The blogs told us the bus trip from Salento was about 6 hours. Easy peasy. Just a short hop. Especially for veterans of the 12 hour Bogota-Calí road trip, who endured a screaming toddler much Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Nov 14, 2018
  • Salento, ColombiaSalento is a slightly over-marketed but nonethless beautiful picture postcard town sitting on a mountain in Colombia's Zona Cafatera (the coffee growing region). We liked the atmosphere straight away. The afternoon we arrived, the main square was closed t Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Nov 1, 2018
  • Market Day at SilviaSilvia, a small town in the mountains 1.5 hours north of Popayan, comes alive on Tuesdays as hundreds of Guambiano converge to trade produce and wares. The Guambiano are the local Indigenous people of the area who are holding strong Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Oct 16, 2018
  • Cathedral de Sal & coming to terms with 'almuerzo ejectivo'Day-tripping from Bogotá, we ventured onto the amazing Bogotá Transmilenio rapid transit bus system then a regional bus to Zipaquira, home to the beautiful subterranean Cathedral de Sal. The cathedral is built into a hill of salt which was deposited mill Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Oct 15, 2018
  • Bogota graffiti tourGraffiti art abounds in Bogota. Originally an illegal form of protest, it's now been embraced by the people of Bogotá. A 2.5 hour walking tour with the very knowledgeable and engaging Carlos helped us to understand a little more about Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Oct 15, 2018
  • Tubing in San Cipriano Nature ReserveFriday 11 October A fabulous day trip from Cali that displayed the richness of Colombia through a diverse array of experience: 😃 Navigating our way through Cali's bus terminal system with solo un poquito de Español. The language Posted by TreenD in Backpackin' Oldies: South America 2018 | Oct 15, 2018
  • Time CapsuleI was just thinking about when I started my interest in DNA genetics and Ancestry. In 2002, I submitted by first sample to Familytree DNA which, at the time, was the first company selling home DNA ancestry kits online. The results Posted by georgeaguilar in Genetic Memoirs 2018 | Sep 9, 2018
  • This Is The EndIt's fitting that I write this final post after visiting the Bogota home of The Liberator Simon Bolivar. He appeared everywhere I went in the form of a statue, park, street, plaza or pi Posted by georgeaguilar in Genetic Memoirs 2018 | Sep 6, 2018
  • Are We The Ancestors We're Searching For?Are WE the Ancestors that we're searching for? Buckle your seats for some wild ideas here. Prompted from receiving new pictures of my niece's children, my sister and I go back and forth about our genetic relation to them and also how we can Posted by georgeaguilar in Genetic Memoirs 2018 | Aug 31, 2018
  • Day at Sea - Day 14 Thursday 8/23We had a rocking and rolling night onboard, and many people are not feeling well today. My middle toe is black and blue from an unfortunate middle of the night detour into the foot of the bed as the Posted by Cybercsp in A journey through the Panama Canal | Aug 24, 2018
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