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Gallery: The jungle trek

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

in 10 days
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Seb´s Panamanian vaccination (a.k.a Mr & Mrs Rocky V)

PANAMA | Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | Views [582] | Comments [3]

Surely Dee´s Colombian vaccination gave immunity for the both of us from theft, robbery and muggings!? Well apparently not... We arrived back in Panama City from Bocas a day before our flight back to Colombia and had time to kill.  We had heard that ... Read more >

Panama!? What the...!?

PANAMA | Saturday, 26 Jul 2008 | Views [538] | Comments [1]

How Random.  By now we were supposed to have left Colombia, visited the Galapagos and be strapping on our ski boots in Chile.  Instead, we find ourselves on the Carribean coast of Panama after having been invited to sail from Cartagena to Colon by Derek ... Read more >

Cartagena for a night or ten

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [781]

From the backpacker hangout of Taganga we headed to Cartagena. It has been described as one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in South America and I can understand why! It is an ecclectic mix of Caribbean, African and Spanish tastes and sounds.... Read more >


COLOMBIA | Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [2345] | Comments [2]

After six days in the jungle, soggy and underfed we decided to stay somewhere nice (as a change from the usual cold shower and hammock or even more luxurious vinyl-clad bed category of accommodation). A friend that we made in Bogotá had mentioned ... Read more >


COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | Views [418]

Taganga is a little old fishing village only 20 minutes from Colombia’s third largest Caribbean port, Santa Marta. We found ourselves unwinding here before and after our jungle trek to the lost city. Taganga is one of those classic, ... Read more >

Jungle Boogie

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [660]

Jungle Boogie ; A six day hike through the Colombian jungle in search of the Ciudad Perdida. (The Lost City) The Sierra Tours sale pitch described their guides as being very experienced, well equipped and the most prestigious ... Read more >

The friendly country

SPAIN | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Views [321]

We have now been in Colombia for three weeks and the genuine friendliness and warmth of the place has enchanted us just as much as the poverty and violence has confronted us.  We have been invited to house parties and to people´s houses in little villages, ... Read more >

Gallery: San Gil

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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White-water and sleepy villages

COLOMBIA | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Views [552]

What a contrast from the chaos that is Bogota! When we arrived in San Gil, a town of about 40,000 some 6hrs (but only 250km!) from Bogota, the locals were enjoying the balmy evening by sitting in the town square, chatting away and drinking cerveza.  ... Read more >

Dee's Colombian Vaccination

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Views [626] | Comments [2]

As i am not as avid a writer as Seb, my entries will be short, concise and to the point. After a Spanish lesson in Bogota last week I received what the local Colombians describe as a "Colombian Vaccination". For those of you who are much like ... Read more >

Spanish lessons, Salsa and Bodyguards

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [559] | Comments [1]

We decided to get some basic Spanish before doing anything else so we phoned a number on an add for Spanish tutoring in the hostel which we are staying on the day we arrived. It turns out that Javier, the tutor, is moving to Byron Bay with his Aussie ... Read more >

First impressions of Bogota

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [602]

In three words Bogota could be described as confronting but stimulating. Even our landing at the airport could be described as such; Clouds shrouded the peaks surrounding the city as the pilot (clarify, learner pilot:I was wondering what the big ... Read more >

Ham and Cheese Budget- Nooooot!

SPAIN | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [470]

OK, what´s wrong with this: S.America backpacker budget + Euro pricetag... Our backpacking really kicked in here. Well actually, our first taste was when we arrived in the UK on the way to Warsaw where a conductor informed Dee that it would cost her ... Read more >

Gallery: Bogota

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

First impressions
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Gallery: Poland & Spain

SPAIN | Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Around the world in 36 hours...Warsaw here we are!

POLAND | Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Views [715]

As you probably already know, the most direct route to Bogota, Columbia, from BrisVegas, Oz, is through Warsaw, Poland.  Yep.  For sure.  It is an especially advisable route if you go via Singapore, for a four hour pit-stop, then take a comfortable 13 ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Views [403] | Comments [1]

Quick note to self; MUST ADD THIS TO WRITE OFF BOOK, VOL 2, Chapter 389... I have packed my expensive (total value $5000) brand new digital SLR camera for our 3 mths backpacking in South America... And before even departing the airport from Brisbane, witness ... Read more >

Gallery: leaving Karratha...

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

May 08
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