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Backpacking in Colombia: A Stop in Sopo

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Sopo in Colombia (north east of Bogota) will hardly be remembered as a famous historic site or place of interest in backpackers guides to the world. However I will remember it. Bland, poky and basic, it was from this town …

Backpacking in Colombia: Gorgeous Guatavita

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Guatavita – a popular tourist town north east of Bogota is famous for its colonial buildings and its lake which may well have been a former volcano crater – and a big one at that. I went there with Julio …

Working Wednesdays: Milking Cows In Santa Ana Alta, Colombia

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So at the age of 30 I was working on a farm in Colombia, milking cows. Yes, but not quite the full story. Yes I’ve actually “worked” in South America, but I only did one shift ha ha! And it …

Backpacking in Colombia: Guasca’s Paradise

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In my time in Colombia I basically did a mini tour of a lot of towns and villages north east of Bogota, the country’s capital. This was a very different travel experience that most would get in Colombia, as none …

The Welcome To Colombia Bogota Party!

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My welcome to Colombia is something that I should remember forever. Friends are more important than anything else sometimes. And whether they are close friends or friends you see often, shouldn’t matter. Friends will always be there for you. One …

Backpacking in Colombia: Bogota Gotta Go There

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Bogota, Colombia’s capital, is a well known city which is often sadly associated with high crime rates. Dangers exist and the city can be daunting. But although I found it bland and lacking real atmosphere (not a bad thing I …

Backpacking in Colombia: The Town of Chia

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Nope, it’s not a spelling mistake. It shouldn’t be China, it shouldn’t be Chiayi. This is the typical non-touristy Colombian town of Chia. Backpacking in Colombia threw up a few random gems, of which this was more of a “cool …

Staying at Vereda Santa Ana Alta: Beautiful Colombian Countryside

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The sombre, peaceful, tranquil loneliness of Vereda Santa Ana Alta, Colombia. Travellers simply don’t go here on their own. There’s nowhere to stay. There’s no buses or transport. But thanks to my Colombian friend Julio Felipe I got to stay …

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