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COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 10 Jan 2006 | Views [1128]

The Rio Magadalena is a large, swift running and altogether impressive body of water let's make no mistake. If it hadn't been for the fact that I knew from the start, that my visit to it would be more of a token than a pilgrimage, then I'm sure I would ... Read more >

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Truculent Basque

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 5 Jan 2006 | Views [1141]

To be fair to the Spaniards they did rebuild the place and put it under the command of a certain truculent Basque called Blas de Lezo.(See statue.) This was a horse of a different colour for poor old Vernon. This prickly bastard was 39 years at sea and ... Read more >

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Mail from the Past

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Jan 2006 | Views [1331]

This was a letter written by a sailor to his wife after the fall of Cartagena in 1739: "When I left you heaven knows it was with an aching heart to be hauled from you by a gang of ruffians but, however, I soon overcame that when I found that we ... Read more >

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Cartagena de Indias

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2006 | Views [7979]

This week has been something of a theme week. I've been to Cartagena de Indias which was very much a part of the Spanish main and the site of much swashbuckling and derring do. It is still home to the Colombian Navy, Armada de la Republica de Colombia,which ... Read more >

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COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 | Views [927]

I unexpectedly met up with a few old friends here: Candy floss and toffee apples. I chanced a toffee-apple despite the state of my teeth and it was perfect; a thin crisp sweet glaze over a cold sour apple. Priceless. A few of the tastes here have really ... Read more >

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COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 29 Nov 2005 | Views [3901]

On Sunday we all decided that it was too hot and bothered to stay in Barranquilla. Six of us and two children hit the streets looking for a taxi. The group consisted of from left to right: Kelly,Rosemary,Johan,Katy,Tonia,and the children: Zhary and Dilan.... Read more >

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