Monthly Archives: November 2013

La Ciudad Perdida – The Lost City – Found

No amount of preparation could have prepared us for this tough challenge. Having a fever on the last day with over fourteen kilometres to cover made every step feel like torture but we did it and it was amazing. Feeling … Continue reading

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City Wanderings

The final two stops on our itinerary were the grand cities of Medellin, much loved for its favourable all-year-around spring weather and Cartagena, the fortified city famous for its role in the conflicts of pirates trying to steal the gold … Continue reading

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Coffee Wakeup Call – Staying on the Coffee Finca

As I’m not and have never been a coffee drinker, I wondered what a coffee plantation would have to offer me. Well, after the Hacienda Venecia didn’t get our booking from the website, they bumped us up to their luxury … Continue reading

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Bogata – a capital place

Bogata is a hustling and bustling city that boasts some amazing street graffiti, (You can even take a special tour), historical buildings and funky artistic corners and alleys. The gold museum took us on a journey of gold manipulating methods … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

When travelling on a budget there is little space for your comfort zone and we regularly found ourselves out of ours. Following advice from Leighton and Paula, our friends in Santa Marta, we booked into a beautiful bed and breakfast … Continue reading

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Extreme Times

Snaking over the top of ridges and down the side of tall mountains the road took us from Bacaramanga to Chicamocha Canyon then on to San Gil on our first day of travel. A 6.5km cable car crossed the canyon … Continue reading

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