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Turning 30 South American Style With the dreaded 30th birthday looming, I ran away to South America to celebrate the landmark birthday in style.

Colombia

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Barely visiting Bogota

Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [2152]

  Owing to oversight on booking coach ticket, we missed out on a decent view of Bogota leaving ourselves little more than one day in which to race around the city. To be fair though, we didn't exactly race around it, selecting instead to visit a ... Read more >

Tags: art museum, bar, bogota, bortoli, colombia, falafel, latin america, pizza., restaurant, south america


Hammock swinging in Taganga

Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [5350] | Comments [1]

With its horseshoe bay framed by rolling hills, little fishing boats bobbing in the clear water under a warm Caribbean sun, Taganga, we discovered, is best viewed from a hammock, glass of wine in hand. True, there is not much to do here beyond diving, ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, colombia, diving, fishing, hammock, latin america, santa marta, south america, taganga


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Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Ciudad Perdida Katrina Jones and the Lost City

Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [2938]

Reared on a diet of Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone, I had been looking forward to the machete swinging jungle trek vision of the Ciudad Perdida for months and happily it lived up to expectations. We forged waist high rivers with backpacks on ... Read more >

Tags: ciudad perdida, colombia, latin america, lost city, santa marta, south america, trek, trekking, turcol, waterfall


Caribbean slumming in Santa Marta

Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [1339] | Comments [1]

Santa Marta didn't look too promising at first, especially after we took a wrong turn out of the bus station and ended up walking for hours in the back breaking 30 degree heat late at night. But illness and changing travel plans conspired to keep us ... Read more >

Tags: bars, beach, caribbean, colombia, hostels, latin america, ocean, santa marta, sea, south america


Cartagena

Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [934]

We spent three days on a bus traveling across the length of the country to reach the sunny Caribbean coast and arrived in Cartagena happy and hot. We ditched plans to stay in the back packer ghetto at Gethsemane shortly after I accidentally wandered ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, cartagena, city walls, colombia, gethsemane, latin america, photograph, photography, salsa, south america


Colombia: Pasto and Popayan

Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1136]

And so to Colombia I was really excited going for the border at Colombia. It is pretty much the last country we will visit on the trip and every kept on telling us about the freindly people, beatiful towns, great beaches, Caribbean breezes. Sounds ... Read more >

Tags: bar, border crossing, bosa nova, colombia, latin america, music, pasto, popayan, salsa, south america

 

 

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