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Category: Colombia

Sledging in the Amazon

Children are resourceful little so-and-sos. What do you do if you live in the Amazon, the temperature never drops below 20c and you want to go sledging?

Salt Cathedral

People from Medellin say that the best part of Bogota is the road to Medellin. Whilst I wouldn’t go that far, Bogota definitely has its charms, I do sort of know what they…

More Tango

I’m not actually a very big fan of tango. There, I’ve said it. It’s very impressive to see, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch a show, and my entire…

Jewel in the Crown – Cartagena

If Tayrona is the natural jewel in Colombia’s Caribbean Crown, then Cartagena de Indias is without doubt the City highlight. A major port during Spanish Colonial times, the walled city and fortress were…

Tayrona – twice as nice

My latest guest post on Tayrona has just gone up on Medellin Living. Its sister post with more practical info can be found here.

Guest Post – Botero and his Fatties

Fernando Botero is a major force in Colombian artistic circles and his sculptures can be spotted in many cities in Colombia and around the world. I’ve done a little write up of some…

Surviving Colombian Buses

My latest guest post on how to survive long-distance bus travel in Colombia is now up on Medellin Living – you have my permission to go and read it there… [singlepic id=26 w=320…

Orchids – Today’s Photo

There are 35,000 species of Orchid in the world and 3,500 of them are in Colombia. Don’t know what this one is called, but it sure is purty.

Pablo – Today’s Photo

What’s This? Pablo Escobar’s grave in Jardines Montesacro cemetery, Itagui, Colombia. Click the photo to see it full-size. The inscription translates as: Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria Dec 1 1949 – Dec 2 1993…

Surviving Tayrona

Three weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Parque Natural Nacional de Tayrona on Colombia’s Carribbean coast. I first heard of it when it was featured in a…

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