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Cartagena of the Indies

Monday, 19 May 2014 | Views [1212]

Built by the Spanish mainly in C16th and C17th, Cartagena's old walled city is a beautiful, romantic place and one of our favourite towns in the world. The fortified walls were built to protect the citizens and their gold from raiding English pirates ... Read more >

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Tayrona National Park - where rainforest meets ocean

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | Views [1193]

Whilst on the north Caribbean coast of Colombia, we went to this national park where the steep- sided rainforest sweeps right down to meet the ocean.  The Tayrona indigenous Indian people used to live in this area before the Spanish came in ... Read more >

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Tierredentro

Sunday, 4 May 2014 | Views [363]

This place IS the lush green Colombia that we see in the films.  Miles away from anywhere, we spent 6 hours on a bus to one town, having been delayed at three blockades by farmers' protests, then another 2 hours crammed in a jeep made for 10 ... Read more >

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Desierto de Tatacoa

Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Views [263]

Colombia is lush and green, isn't it? Not in the Tatacoa Desert, trapped between two mountain ranges that shield it from rain. Instead of banana and palm trees - cactus plants. Instead of steep green mountains -red and grey carved sand sculptures. Instead ... Read more >


Zipaquira underground salt cathedral

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | Views [221]

Zipaquira is a lovely town with an old colonial plaza and an absolutely massive salt mine honeycombed under the hill. Part of the mine has been carved into an underground salt cathedral, one of only three in the world, and voted by Colombians as the ... Read more >

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Bogota, Colombia - city of contrasts

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | Views [320]

Bogota (our introduction to Colombia) is a city of contrasts:- Concrete urban jungle vs cobbled old streets and quaint painted houses; "You want crack mister?" vs astounding churches; Scruffy graffiti scrawls vs amazing street art; Lots ... Read more >

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