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Colombia to Costa Rica

Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | Views [1667]

This originally was a blog about San Jos é , Costa Rica, but then I started to think about my journey to there from Santa Marta, Colombia. I usually try not to dwell on the tedium of the familiar airport experience (you know the deal) ... Read more >

Tags: border, embarrasment, santa marta, south anerica, travel


Photos: Tayrona National Park

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Tayrona National Park
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Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1722] | Comments [1] | Video

The Tayrona National Park is a beautiful area less than 40 kilometres from Santa Marta, Colombia. It is a simple matter to get a group car or a local bus to the entrance of the park, where you purchase the entry ticket. When I arrived there were only ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, national park, south america, tayrona, travel, walks


Photos: Minca, in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia

Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

beautiful scenery in a tranquil setting
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Minca, in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia

Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | Views [8073] | Video

If you want to hear about high excitement and action, read no further. This is a story of a relaxing holiday in Minca, a small village in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia. Only 14 kilometres away from Santa Marta, it is a tranquil, beautiful area. I enjoyed ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, minca, sierra nevada, south america, travel


Photos: More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga

Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga
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More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga

Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | Views [8121] | Video

I had been travelling for almost two months, nearly my halfway mark, and I was starting to get a bit tired of packing up my stuff and moving on. I think that’s part of why people travel light; it is the mental image of moving your things that can be ... Read more >

Tags: beachcolombia, santa marta, south america, south america, taganga, trekking


Photos: El Ciudad Perdido

Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

El Ciudad Perdido(Lost City) Colombia
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El Ciudad Perdido (The Lost City)

Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [2159] | Comments [2] | Video

I came to Santa Marta to visit El Ciudad Perdido, The Lost City. Known as Teyuna (Mother Nature) it was built about 700 A. D. but after the Spanish arrival almost all of the inhabitants died from introduced diseases and the city was abandoned. It was ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, culture, el ciudad perdido (the lost city), south america, travel, trek


Photos: Bogotá to Santa Marta

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

photos from Villa de Leiva, Tunja, San Gil, Santa Marta and the road along the way
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Bogotá to Santa Marta

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | Views [3950] | Video

In the seven days it took to arrive from Bogot á I spent about 22 hours on buses and progressed about 900 kilometres (depending on your source) to Santa Marta. (This doesn’t include my side trip to Villa de Leiva.) Being on holidays, I chose to use ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, san alberta, san gil, south america, trave, tunja, vliia de lieva


Photos: Museo Del Oro (The Museum of Gold)

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

The Museum of Gold, Bogata, Columbia
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San Agustín to Bogotá and the Gold Museum

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Views [1703] | Comments [1] | Video

The scenery from San Agust í n to Bogotá was really beautiful. It varied between mountains, valleys and deserts. There was a strong police and military presence; it was not unusual to see armed soldiers on the side of the road. At one point we were ... Read more >

Tags: bogotá, colombia, museo del oro, san agustín, south america, travel


Photos: San Agustín

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

San Agustín statues, tombs, surrounding area
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San Agustín

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | Views [1334] | Video

I find it hard to say what I liked most about San Agustín. The landscape, the history, the people, I was impressed by it all. Having arrived at night, my first impression was of the peace and beauty of the hacienda where I stayed. It was in the hills ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, san agustín, south america, travel


Photos: The Road to San Agustín

Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

Vilcabamba to San Agustín
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The Road to San Agustín

Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | Views [2294] | Comments [1] | Video

It took six days to get from Vilcabamba, Ecuador, to San Agustín, Colombia. I had planned to get to Bogotá and then Caracas by bus as quickly as possible, but I realised that I needed a few rest stops and really wanted to visit San Agustín, to experience ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, ecuador, on the road, south america, travel

 

 

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