Category Archives: Colombia

Guatape: Disneyland and Crayola’s Secret Love Child

After a wonderful overnight bus from Bogotá (meaning we actually got sleep and got in at a normal hour) we arrived in the magical and wonderful town of Guatape.  Being so close to Medellin, this area hasn’t always been safe enough … Continue reading

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Aguila, Aguila Light, and Pablo Escobar’s Lake house

Okay so I didn’t really drink a beer in Pablo’s bathtub (found the empty can lying around), but I have tasted both Aguila and Aguila Light throughout our trip in Colombia.  I would say they run in the family of Budweiser and … Continue reading

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Exploring the Salt Cathedral

To escape the hustle and bustle of the big city we headed to the small town of Zipaquira to take a tour of the famous salt cathedral.  Just getting there was part of the adventure and excitement.  Being in a … Continue reading

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Bogota: Our first taste of a BIG city

So Bogota wasn’t on our list of “Must Sees,” but fellow travelers (and its convenient location) convinced us that it was worth a stop. Neither of us are huge “city” fans, and I personally believe that in order to truly … Continue reading

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A More Mellow Side of San Gil

For the non-extreme sports people out there, San Gil still has many things to do. After all the heart pounding excitement, we filled the rest of our days there visiting churches, hanging out in the square, eating, hiking, and visiting … Continue reading

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Amazing Race Part Two

We took a “pit stop” from our Amazing Race to walk around the town’s botanical garden. These gardens were a bit more organized and corporate than the one in Mompos. By this we mean it had sign, entrance, and actually … Continue reading

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Our Colombian Amazing Race

San Gil is know as “Colombia’s Adventure Capital,” and this town has lived up to its reputation. From rafting to paragliding to caving to hiking to rappelling, this town has plenty of way to injure yourself, or at least get … Continue reading

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Mompos: Off The Tourist RADAR

After enjoying Tayrona National Park, we headed off to Mompos, a mere eight hour bus ride away. It wouldn’t have been so bad, but more than half of that was on insane dirt roads. We also randomly saw two flamingos … Continue reading

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Cerveza POKER – Colombia

With a name like Cerveza Poker how could one go wrong? In fact, I believe some of the advertising for this product it even states that with “Cerveza Poker you are always a winner…” At a price point of under … Continue reading

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Chips and Beer Colombia – Mixton Chips and another amazing snack.

I recently enjoyed a bag a Mixton Natural Chips on Cocos Beach in Tayrona. Not quite sure where the “natural” part came in, but they were… interesting. In the bag was a mixture of potato chips, plantain chips, and different … Continue reading

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