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A longer stay in Santa Marta than expected

COLOMBIA | Mon, 10 Aug 2015 | By sheree | Views [285]

It was a hot 4 hour bus ride to Santa Marta. The driver wasn't very good - brake happy and almost running in to bike riders. We arrived at Dreamer hostel which we emailed but were too late to respond so they called Drop Bear hostel for us and we got ... Read more >

Tags: beach, cartel, hostel, rodadero, santa marta, tourist, town

Colombia Feb 2015

COLOMBIA | Tue, 3 Mar 2015 | By finally | Views [286]

This story is a test for the REAL trip of a lifetime. I am trying to get familiar with this blog. I have never done one before. ;-)   This quick trip to Colombia was just a warm-up for The RTW trip in 2 months!!! 9 days in Colombia (President's ... Read more >

Tags: bogota, candelaria, cartagena, playa blanca, santa marta, tayrona, zipaquira

Lost City of Sierra Nevadas, Sexy Motels, In a band...

COLOMBIA | Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | By kena | Views [535]

Wow Colombia is my favorite country in the world. I  have been on a wild wild ride through Colombia and living so much in the moment I haven’t felt so empowered to step out to write about it.    Cartagena: I stay in the ... Read more >

Tags: barranquilla, cartagena, ciudad perdida, colombia, kogi, lost city trek, santa marta, taganga

Santa Marta, Parque Tayrona and the Ciudad Perdida trek

COLOMBIA | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By kamzam | Views [3119]

After slightly painful (Colombian roads are proving to be a bit challenging) overnight bus journey I arrived to Santa Marta. I was really lucky to be staying with a family of a friend there and in truly Colombian fashion they took care ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, ciudad perdida, losy city, on the road, parque tayrona, santa marta, trekking

Colombia to Costa Rica

COLOMBIA | Sun, 26 Feb 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Views [1664]

This originally was a blog about San Jos é , Costa Rica, but then I started to think about my journey to there from Santa Marta, Colombia. I usually try not to dwell on the tedium of the familiar airport experience (you know the deal) ... Read more >

Tags: border, embarrasment, santa marta, south anerica, travel

More about Santa Marta, and the fishing village of Taganga

COLOMBIA | Sun, 5 Feb 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Views [8117] | Video

I had been travelling for almost two months, nearly my halfway mark, and I was starting to get a bit tired of packing up my stuff and moving on. I think that’s part of why people travel light; it is the mental image of moving your things that can be ... Read more >

Tags: beachcolombia, santa marta, south america, south america, taganga, trekking

Learning the hard way that hammocks and second degree sunburn don´t mix

COLOMBIA | Sat, 3 Sep 2011 | By rachelina | Views [1333]

My latest destination And so I left my Amazonian home and winged my way to Santa Marta, at the opposite end of Colombia. I really enjoyed the Leticia-Bogota leg, where the plane swung wildly from side to side, especially as just the day before ... Read more >

Tags: arrecifes, beaches, colombia, hammocks, national park, santa marta, tayrona

Mind the Gap

COLOMBIA | Thu, 14 Oct 2010 | By ryanandjo | Views [6883]

To get to the Caribbean Coast we had to take our first overnight bus in Colombia. Throughout South America we had been warned of arctic overnight buses caused by powerful air conditioning, but having never experienced anything other than the natural ... Read more >

Tags: capurganá, caribbean coast, cartagena, darien gap, diving, santa marta, taganga, tayrona

Hammock swinging in Taganga

COLOMBIA | Sun, 24 Aug 2008 | By katrinamckeever | Views [5453] | Comments [1]

With its horseshoe bay framed by rolling hills, little fishing boats bobbing in the clear water under a warm Caribbean sun, Taganga, we discovered, is best viewed from a hammock, glass of wine in hand. True, there is not much to do here beyond diving, ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, colombia, diving, fishing, hammock, latin america, santa marta, south america, taganga

Ciudad Perdida Katrina Jones and the Lost City

COLOMBIA | Fri, 8 Aug 2008 | By katrinamckeever | Views [3091]

Reared on a diet of Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone, I had been looking forward to the machete swinging jungle trek vision of the Ciudad Perdida for months and happily it lived up to expectations. We forged waist high rivers with backpacks on ... Read more >

Tags: ciudad perdida, colombia, latin america, lost city, santa marta, south america, trek, trekking, turcol, waterfall

Caribbean slumming in Santa Marta

COLOMBIA | Fri, 8 Aug 2008 | By katrinamckeever | Views [1400] | Comments [1]

Santa Marta didn't look too promising at first, especially after we took a wrong turn out of the bus station and ended up walking for hours in the back breaking 30 degree heat late at night. But illness and changing travel plans conspired to keep us ... Read more >

Tags: bars, beach, caribbean, colombia, hostels, latin america, ocean, santa marta, sea, south america

 

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