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  • The tales of two colonial towns in Colombia: Cartagena vs Momp??x @gomadnomad
    2015.02.25 — Cartagena A walk back in time Founded in 1533 by Spanish commander Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena de Indias was named after Cartagena, Spain, where most of his sailors were from. The town experienced an exponential growth due to its strategic location o ...
  • A Visit to Las Lajas: Colombia’s Most Iconic Church @seecolombia
    2015.02.24 —   Let’s get this out of the way now; yes, Colombia has a lot of churches…it’s a Catholic country, so there’s no shortage. And yes, some might say that other Colombian churches are more iconic that Las Lajas Sanctuary in N ...
  • The Adventure & Cultural Guide In & Around Medellin Colombia @weblogtheworld
    2015.02.24 — Once touted as the world’s most dangerous city, Colombia‘s Medellin today is one travelers from all over the world can appreciate. That being said, what attracted me most to the city was its nearby experiences. From hiking to paragliding ...
  • Street Art in Medellin, Part 4 @TravelingBytes
    2015.02.21 — Location: Calle 8 between Carreras 43B and 43D (6?? 12′ 35.298″ N, 75?? 34′ 21.342″ W on Google Maps) Location: the intersection near Santa Fe Mall (6?? 11′ 45.822″ N, 75?? 34′ 29.382″ W on Google ...
  • How to Use a Notary in Colombia @rtwdave
    2015.02.20 — It is common to use notaries in Colombia for many types of documents that are used for a number of things, including Visas, apartment rentals, and marriages and divorces. Since living in Medell??n for nearly four years, I have needed to use notaries ...
  • Back to Bogota @greenhrttravel
    2015.02.19 — After the tour, I headed back to the apartment to get my stuff packed up, and I made a quick trip to the ice cream shop that Franco had recommended on the city tour, because how could I not? In the evening, Raul, who rented us the Airbnb apartment, m ...
  • Inspired By Our Teachers in Medellin, Colombia @greenhrttravel
    2015.02.18 — by Sara Dorsey and Kyle Trebotich, Greenheart Travel staff members We were??really excited to??head down to Colombia to learn even more about our??program and experience some of the schools for ourselves. On our fifth day in Colombia, we took the tim ...
  • Colombia-Ecuador Border Crossing: a Practical Guide @seecolombia
    2015.02.17 —   As much as well love Colombia here at the Colombia Travel Blog (and we do, you know we do!), sometimes we have to accept that not all of you who travel through our adopted homeland plan on staying indefinitely (your loss I say); many of you wi ...
  • Colombian Street Food Tour by La Mesa Food Tours @rtwdave
    2015.02.17 — I can’t remember ever going on a food tour before. I vaguely remember a winery tour in Argentina (it was good, I think), but that is about it. So, the idea of walking around the streets of Envigado sampling different dishes sounded like a very ...
  • Orientation in Colombia @greenhrttravel
    2015.02.16 — As many of you know, I hopped on a plane and landed in Colombia for a teaching position with SENA at the Centro de Comercio y Servicios. The last two weeks have been a bit of a blur. We had a TEFL training/orientation in Cajic??, about an hour bus r ...
  • Letters From Colombia: The Safety, The Food, The Life @hobonora
    2015.02.16 —   Dear Nora, Glad you’ve arrived safely in Colombia. You realize of course that the previous sentence makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to a father. Love, Dad Bogota, Colombia: Is it Safe? It stands to reason that my dad was nervous of ...
  • The Trampoline of Death: Mocoa to Pasto on Colombia’s Most Dangerous Road @seecolombia
    2015.02.16 —   ‘The End of the World‘, ‘Gateway to the Amazon‘…’The Trampoline of Death’; Mocoa does produce some dramatic names, doesn’t it?! But whilst the Trampoline of Death conjures up images of some night ...
  • Trust me I’m a Colombian @richardmccoll
    2015.02.13 — Colombians are not to be trusted. They don’t trust each other. (The following is a guest post contributed to this … Continue reading » The post Trust me I’m a Colombian appeared first on Richard McColl.
  • Eat, Sleep, and Be Happy in Cartagena @meganstarr
    2015.02.13 — Cartagena is one of the few places I have traveled to that I didn’t really appreciate until I left. ??I arrived via a... Click here to read the rest of the post...
  • Great Day Trips From Cartagena Colombia @weblogtheworld
    2015.02.12 — Once in Cartagena’s Old Town, I fell in love with the colorful Colonial architecture, tropical climate and savory street snacks. That being said, what I loved even more was the destination’s proximity to a plethora of great experiences be ...
  • 8 Not to Miss Meals in Colombia @weblogtheworld
    2015.02.11 — One of my favorite ways to explore a culture is through its food. On a recent trip to Colombia, I was not disappointed, as hearty dishes, street snacks and soups — not to mention sweet desserts — delighted my palate. To help you plan a de ...
  • 7 Quirky, Cool (and Colorful) Things I Noticed in #Colombia #ttot #tbex @chickybus
    2015.02.09 — Colombia is a gorgeous country, one that’s colorful in a literal and a figurative sense. lt’s also uniquely itself and quirky in certain ways. Some of these quirks, whether cool or colorful or both, are easy to notice when traveling ther ...
  • Hacienda in El Poblado: Delicious Colombian Food @TravelingBytes
    2015.02.08 — The original Hacienda was founded in 1991 in Medellin’s El Centro. The idea behind it was about sharing and preserving the Antioquian traditions through great food and music. It worked out so well, that now, almost 25 years later, they ar ...
  • 10 Foods to Eat when in Colombia @gracebangoy
    2015.02.07 — Colombia is known for its coffee, emeralds, football and even its beautiful women like Miss Universe 2015 winner Paulina Vega. But this country has way more to offer than just that. How much do you know about its cuisine, for example? Here ar ...
  • Colombia’s Guatape & Piedra del Pe??ol @weblogtheworld
    2015.02.07 — Imagine climbing El Pe??ol, a 740-step monolith in Guatape. It was a great experience.?? Ascending the winding steps awarded aerial views of the surrounding crystalline lakes, lush green islands and colorful pueblos. The most magnificent view was enj ...

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