Monthly Archives: February 2020

Poor Planning

So the snags continue and my confidence in G Adventures plummets.  Instead of getting to Medellin last night,  we took a hotel in a dangerous neighborhood in Bucaramanga.   We left for the airport in the morning,  but our midday flight … Continue reading

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Recovery and Snags

We got an early start to the day.  We left our hotel at six with a packed lunch.  I was feeling better, so I managed to eat the boring sandwich. We made a stop at a cute roadside place.  I … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

I did something very adventurous yesterday.   I went paragliding.  I took a 4k video of it,  but I won’t be able to load it up until I get back. This is something I have wanted to do for a long … Continue reading

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A Day on the River Suarez.

We woke at a reasonable hour, and after a decent breakfast with too much papaya we headed out to explore San Gil.   San Gil has positioned itself as the outdoor sports capital of Colombia.   Based on all the advertisements we … Continue reading

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A Long Ride

This morning we bid adieu to Bogota.   We had a long ride to San Gil.  San Gil is the adventure sports capital of Colombia.   When I say long I mean really long.  We left at 7 AM and arrived at … Continue reading

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Hiking, Exploring, Eating, and Drinking in Bogota.

My next day of adventure included a hike on Chingaza National Park.   It was rough going because I am not super fit,  but I loved being outdoors.  I also got the chance to learn something from one member of the … Continue reading

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My Second Day in Bogota.

  My breakfast, while the same as yesterday, was great for three reasons.  The first is that there was a table free outside.  It wasn’t as quiet as eating inside, but it is a great feeling to eat out of … Continue reading

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Bogota by Bicycle

So, I had my first breakfast in Colombia.   It was quite good and more Importantly people did not mind sharing a table. After breakfast,  I headed out with the intention of taking a tour of Bogota by bicycle.  Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day

My day got off to an early start.  I had decided that my small backpack was not going to be suitable for the four day hike,  so I went and bought another one. Luckily, I had some Canadian Tire money … Continue reading

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Colombia Bound

By the time most of you read this, I will either be on the way to the airport or actually on the plane.  Yes, it is Colombia trip time. I’ve done my packing, done my research, and checked stuff off … Continue reading

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