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Colombia

Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:00 pm

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Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira:

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Me "wearing" gold accessories from the Museo Del Oro in Bogota:

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Graffiti in La Candeleria district in Bogota:

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Re: Colombia

Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:04 pm

Plaza de Las Luces, Medellin:

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Botero Plaza, Medellin:

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Lots of colours in Guatape:

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Re: Colombia

Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:09 pm

Typical street in el centro historico, Cartagena:

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Kick ass graffiti in Getsemani district, Cartagena:

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Pozo Azul, in Minca:

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Re: Colombia

Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Tayrona National Park:

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View from our bungalow in Palomino

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View from one of the rivers in Palomino:

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Re: Colombia

Post by lolasf » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:07 pm

Ooh, thanks for sharing 'nic. Colombia has long been on my list, but I think it just bumped up a few spots.
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Re: Colombia

Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:10 pm

Welcomes! I think you'd like it (because, I like, know you so well). :)

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Re: Colombia

Post by leela » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:11 pm

Very cool pics. You've made me want to go. I'm all for colour and vibrancy at the moment. When's a good time of year to go?
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Re: Colombia

Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:17 pm

Hmmm, I'm not really qualified to say when is best, but when we went, late March-Mid-April was good. May gets into rainy season and I think they have another rainy season, Oct-Nov.

Weather ran the gamut. It was actually warmer at home than in Bogota, just barely. Rained every day in Bogota as it did in Medellin, but sometimes only for 30 minutes. Medellin was warmer though (city of eternal spring) and Cartagena and the coast were really hot (35C, 90% humidity).

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Re: Colombia

Post by leela » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:19 pm

Presumably late July/August is rainy?
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Post by truenic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:22 pm

It doesn't seem like it (May is the secondary rainy season) AND you get whale watching!

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/colombia/weather

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Post by northern_goddess » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:43 am

Love your pictures.
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Re: Colombia

Post by polardude1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:38 am

very nice
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Re: Colombia

Post by Moethebartender » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Outstanding pictures.

Was Tayrona difficult to get to? What kind of accomodations are on offer there these days? Expensive?
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Post by truenic » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:49 pm

Thanks all!

We went to Tayrona from Palomino to the El Zaino entrance. About an hours bus ride away. Then you get there, pay the entrance fee, and can also pay a dude 3000 COP (I think? That may be for 2) to drive you to the trail entrance.

From the trail entrance to that beach photo (Cabo San Juan) it should take about 1.5 hours if you're going at a decent pace. It took us about 2 hours as I have discovered I am ATROCIOUS at walking on sand (half the trail there is walking along the beach). So 2 hours in, 2 hours out. In 35C heat. You could also rent horses to take you there.

Accoms range from hammocks to tents to stand alone bungalows. All are not cheap. What was most expensive though was water. 5000 COP for 1 litre (that equals about $2.50 Canadian).
We had seriously looked at this place, but again, didn't want to be held hostage as far as food & drink were concerned. http://ecohoteles.co/

If I were to do it again, I'd find a way to bring a tent, bring my SteriPen (for water) and stay a few nights.

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Post by Moethebartender » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:14 pm

Thanks for the tips. Colombia has been on my radar for a while and Tayrona sounded like a pretty cool place to see.
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Re: Colombia

Post by polardude1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:24 pm

The coffee region near Menazales and Armenia is spectacular
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Post by Bill Barilko » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:29 pm

polardude1 wrote:The coffee region near Menazales and Armenia is spectacular

I liked the area but didn't think it was that fantastic-OTOH I don't drink Coffee and live in a beautiful mountainous place-and maybe my photographic skills don't do the area justice.

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Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:59 pm

excellent photos !
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Re: Colombia

Post by polardude1 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:03 am

polardude1 wrote:
The coffee region near Menazales and Armenia is spectacular

I liked the area but didn't think it was that fantastic-OTOH I don't drink Coffee and live in a beautiful mountainous place-and maybe my photographic skills don't do the area justice.



The higher elevations had vegitatio you only find in the trips
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Re: Colombia

Post by birdlite » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:34 pm

True, Bill and Dude- thanks. That was refreshing. Great photos from all of you.

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Re: Colombia

Post by Tomska » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:58 am

Great photos. I really want to go.

I do find it a bit odd that they have a statue of OneBall in Medellin though...

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Post by Lost Soul » Mon May 04, 2015 9:28 am

I gotta get there.
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Post by RandomThoughts » Tue May 05, 2015 2:34 pm

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Post by NorthAmerican » Tue May 05, 2015 3:03 pm

The Botero sculpture reminded me that there was an outdoor exhibit of his work in Chicago some years ago, and I burst out laughing when I saw the title of one of the sculptures: Pajarito.

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Post by truenic » Tue May 05, 2015 5:46 pm

NA-there's a similar pair in Medellin. One, the old one that a bomb was put into by FARC, that killed people during an outdoor concert.

Botero didn't want it taken away, but put another beside it. They're called the Birds of Peace.

https://www.travelblog.org/Photos/8227094

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Post by Total Reject » Fri May 08, 2015 8:36 pm

Great photos.

A good friend of mine grew up in Colombia and leads birding tours there. We've talked about going down and considered Tayrona as our lazy stopping point to relax. I know there's good hiking in the country, but do you recall good hikes around Tayrona? Seems like a nice area, thought about spending some extra days there and would like to hike if I get bored on the beach...

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Post by truenic » Fri May 08, 2015 10:02 pm

I'm afraid the only place we hiked was actually in Tayrona NP and in Minca (where the small falls are in the picture). I think some of the other people in here have done more hiking in the country though, so hopefully they can help out.

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Post by polardude1 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:42 pm

A good friend of mine grew up in Colombia and leads birding tours there. We've talked about going down and considered Tayrona as our lazy stopping point to relax. I know there's good hiking in the country, but do you recall good hikes around Tayrona? Seems like a nice area, thought about spending some extra days there and would like to hike if I get bored on the beach...

I had a guide who was a bird photgrapher. We saw amazing birds while hiking in the coffee region into Los Nevados NP

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Post by truenic » Fri May 29, 2015 4:25 pm

Puta! Pasar o no pasar?

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Re: Colombia

Post by Bill Barilko » Fri May 29, 2015 5:42 pm

¡Que Padre!
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Re: Colombia

Post by Scrubb » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:50 pm

Hey, fellow Canadians - do we need a visa for Colombia?
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Post by Bill Barilko » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:59 am

No but there's some sort of Visa fee to be paid at the airport upon leaving it's about $75 IIRC.
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Re: Colombia

Post by Scrubb » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:05 am

Thanks.
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Re: Colombia

Post by polardude1 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:40 pm

Great stuff! I truely fell in love with Colombia
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