Category Archives for "Colombia"

18 Colombia Travel Guide Intro

Free New Travel Guide: Colombia

Mai Travel Guide: Colombia is a  free  Colombia  travel guide that includes all the information you need to visit this country, and is the second of the free Mai Travel destination guides, ready for you to download! One of the most misunderstood countries in the world today, Colombia is a perfect example of what a […]

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51 My Four Favorite Cities in Colombia

Colombia is known as a country full of traditions and beauty. It has  beautiful beaches and some spectacular archaeological finds that cannot be seen  anywhere else in the world. Yet perhaps surprisingly some of it’s biggest cities are full of character and destinations you must visit when in the country. These are the four I […]

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10 Photo of the Week: Wax Palms in Valle del Cocora, Colombia

In a country where breathtaking views are nothing extraordinary, Colombia’s Valle del Cocora in Salento offers what I believe are some of the most spectacular of them all. On a clear day the intense green mountains engulf you as you ride a Jeep Willy’s to the trekking area, where small paths eventually lead you to […]

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18 Cartagena in Colombia: South America’s Finest City?

It might seem a pretty bold statement but Cartagena de Indias in Colombia’s Caribbean coast is without a doubt one of the most attractive and lively cities in South America certainly ranking among the top 5. Cartagena has managed to develop a modern residential and commercial area at a fair distance from the historical center […]

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17 Popayan and the Guambinos of Silvia, Colombia

I only chose Popayan as my first destination in Colombia because of a recommendation made by a couple of travelers I had met in Ecuador a few days earlier, and the prospect of visiting this World Heritage site was nothing too extraordinary. However things already began to get interesting on my way there, as my […]

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9 Video: Traveling in Colombia

I recently had a chance to travel accross Colombia and have to say it offers everything I expected and more. The food is delicious, people are extremely welcoming  and there’s plenty to see all around the country. I began my trip in the South comming from Ecuador and finished it in Cartagena de Indias, one […]

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17 Bogota: one great city in Colombia

It was not that long ago that Bogota was a city off limits to most people. In fact today only the travel savvy consider visiting Colombia’s capital, knowing that the dangerous days are long gone and a modern, cultural and invigorating city awaits those willing to venture there. I reached Bogota on an overnight bus […]

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12 Valle del Cocora: One of Colombia’s Finest Treks

Visiting a Colombian coffee plantation is good fun and pretty much mandatory, yet whatever you do in Colombia don’t skip the Valle del Cocora, a truely unique place not only in this South America nation but in the world. It is very easy to get there once in Salento: simply jump on any of the […]

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19 Tasting the world’s best coffee in Salento, Colombia

Think Colombia and two things will come to your mind: coffee and drugs. While the second is more of an erred perception which could have been true 10 years ago, the first is one of nature’s best gifts that embraces the country and is always part of any to-do list of travellers that come to […]

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3 Things to Do in Villa de Leyva, Colombia

My van ride from Zipaquira to Villa de Leyva was probably one of the scariest of my life. Drivers speed beyond recklessness and accidents are frequent, but I was lucky enough not to participate in any despite numerous scares. Riding shotgun might have been more comfortable than sitting in the back, but under these circumstances […]

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11 The Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira, Colombia

Sure, there are many cathedrals around the world, some big, others small… but had you ever heard of a cathedral made of salt? About an hour north of Bogota, in the outskirts of Zipaquira, sits the Catedral de Sal, a unique construction open to tourists and available for official religious ceremonies alike. Considered one of […]

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