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Gallery: The jungle trek

Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Cartagena

Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

in 10 days
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Cartagena for a night or ten

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 >


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 >


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

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 >

Gallery: San Gil

Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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White-water and sleepy villages

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

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

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

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 >

Gallery: Bogota

Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

First impressions
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