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Salsa capital of the world...Cali

Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | Views [2116] | Comments [1]

Cali is my last stop in Colombia before I head to the border and in to Ecuador...it was also due to be one of the craziest as it has the reputation of Salsa capital of the world.  I arrived late at night with a friendly welcome...nearly ending up in ... Read more >

Tags: bad food, border, cali, colombia, ecuador, quito, salsa

Solento...coffee, pineapples, bamboo and really tall palm trees

Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | Views [2259]

I arrived in Solento late, much later than planned.  The taxi to the bus station in Quito took a while and when I eventually arrived, I was promptly sold a ticket going to a different destination.  I had said I didn´t mind paying the 3 pounds more ... Read more >

Tags: 60m palm trees, bamboo, coffee, palm trees, pineapples, solento

One or two days in Bogota

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Views [2493]

So I arrived early at 6am and after another night bus and a very long queue for the taxis and went to my hostel before going back to bed for more sleep!!  I eventually got up at 10am only to bump into a friend I had been hanging out with in Taganga, ... Read more >

Tags: bogota, cable car, mugging, plaza bolivar, rain

Adventure capital of Colombia...San Gil

Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | Views [5501]

I arrived here rather unamused after a 17 hour bus journey....I always knew it would be a killer as I'd gone such a strange route across the coast and back.  The road was bumpy and the suspension squeaky....goodness knows how I got any sleep at all! ... Read more >

Tags: adventure sports, barichara, big arsed ants, colore hormigas, poker, rain, rappelling, san gil

Will I ever leave Cartegena?

Saturday, 2 Apr 2011 | Views [1940]

Feeling the need for more beach time, I decided to head back to Cartegena and go to Playa Blanca again...white sand, blue water...what more could a girl want?! I arrived in Cartegena 45 mins before the `party bus` was going to leave...good timing ... Read more >

Tags: beach, cartegena, cocktails, playa blanca

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Tags: barranquilla, cartegena, medellin, miami, taganga

Taganga... sleepy little hippy village

Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [3317]

I´d heard great things about Taganga so my expectations were high, I was also meeting up with friends from home on holiday so it was always going to be good. When I arrived, it took me a while to find my friends, but it did give me a chance to ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cocktails, taganga

Cartegena....Shakira, Shakira!!

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | Views [1887]

So I arrived to Cartegena feeling like I´m starting my trip again, not knowing anyone and looking to find out what this romantic city has to offer.  Cartegena is a walled city, with tiny streets, with lots of pretty flowers and a fort.  Its on the ... Read more >

Tags: beach, boats, cartegena, mud volcano, shakira, sunset

Barranquilla Carnival

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | Views [2835] | Comments [1]

The carnival has been amazing...four days of crazy Colombian mayhem.  I have been very fortunate to have spent it staying at a real Colombian family´s house (thanks Ruiz family)and with hang out with Colombians and a couple of very lovely German boys.... Read more >

Tags: barranquilla carnival, colombia


Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | Views [1486]

I arrived at about 1am, got my baggage quickly but when I went to tried to get money the ATM didn´t work (this is normal apparently) and I was uncertain my hostel kept my reservation from the day before and turning up so late tonight.  I was unable ... Read more >

Tags: city, colombia, medellin



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