Category Archives: Colombia

Colombia Wrap Up

So, my vacation to Colombia is over and I feel the need to recap, or sum up, or write something to put it all in perspective.  I am home and already looking forward to my next vacation. Positives (general) The … Continue reading

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Mules, Motorbikes and Malodorous People

So, there I was the morning of the trek. I had my daypack packed and my other stuff stored at the hotel.  I was excited but second-guessing everything.  I second guessed what I packed, and I second guessed my choices … Continue reading

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Santa Marta

I awoke the next morning and nothing was clear.  I was pretty sure I was going home and was kind of excited about that.  We gathered in the lobby and the CEO said nothing.  The people who were headed to … Continue reading

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Cartagena

My stay in Medellin was brief.  The next morning we flew to Cartagena.  Unlike the last internal flight, this one was on time, and relatively quick.  The most interesting thing was that the airport bookstore had a number of books … Continue reading

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Another Day in Medellin

In the previous post, I  forgot to relate the conversation I had with Deb, a retired schoolteacher from Aylmer Ontario.   I thought traveling was a retirement thing for her, but in fact she’s been an adventurous person all her life. … Continue reading

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Night Biking in Medellin.

We arrived in Medellin around six, maybe earlier.   The flight was quite nice. I forget how much of a novelty it is to board and deplane on the tarmac.  The view of the country was beautiful. Since we were trying … 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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