COLOMBIA

TOP 11 PLACES TO VISIT IN COLOMBIA
Colombia is twice the size of Texas.  Within its borders, one can find Caribbean beaches, hot deserts, a modern city
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WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE MEDELLIN AREA

Comuna 13 escalator
COMUNA 13, MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA
“A friend of mine, when he was a child, he walked out the front door one morning and found a dead body
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Arvi Park
ON NOISE AND PEACE, ARVI PARK
We wanted to get an early start today, to get a full day at Arvi park.  I was up by
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Museum of Memory
VIOLENCE AND RESISTANCE: MEDELLIN
“In 1991 Medellin was the murder capital of the world, with a homicide rate of 381 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.” 
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BE SURE TO VISIT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES

Cocora Valley
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN COLOMBIA
As we teetered across a cable suspension bridge with missing boards and rotten connections between our feet, I held onto
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Overlooking the town of Jardin
THE UNDISCOVERED JARDIN?
Jardín, Colombia only recently started to appear on guidebooks like Lonely Planet.  In the past, only a few travelers have blogged
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DON’T MISS THE SPECTACULAR BEAUTY OF THE NORTH

Chicamocha Canyon
I ATE AN ANT AND FLEW OFF A CLIFF
We had such a great time hanging out with Améliane and Iloa whom we met in Guadalupe.  We were delighted
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Guadalupe
RIDING WITH CHICKENS ON A TAILGATE TO A HIDDEN GEM OF COLOMBIA
I sat squeezed into a truck bed equipped with tiny benches.  The vinyl roof was stretched over the roll bars, with
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Villa de Leyva
THE VALLEY IN SHADOWS: VILLA DE LEYVA
A beautiful mountain range runs along the side of town. Behind our house, the mountains split and provide a glimpse
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SPEND TIME ON THE COAST, OR TAKE A TRIP TO GUATAPE

Tayrona Park
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA TO TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
Cartagena is hot, I mean really hot, but it is still worth a visit.  I need to remind Jen, my BFF
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Guatape
GUATAPE, COLOMBIA
Tiny cobblestone streets wind through colorful shops and homes adorned with Zocalos, painted murals depicting traditional scenes.  The narrow streets barely
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STRANGE THINGS

Some things in South America may feel strange at first.  They are new, maybe not something you are used to, but after a while, they too can become normal.

Country dogs wanting a snack
WHEN THE STRANGE BECOMES NORMAL: SOUTH AMERICAN TRAVEL
The first time we see something new, it sometimes seems strange.  Isolated groups of people often see the rest of
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Just a quick tip:  Some places of lodging do not provide a towel, or they do at an extra cost.  This lightweight microfiber towel is one of the things we are glad we packed for this trip.


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