Carnaval-De-Blancos-Y-Negros-Pasto-Colombia-Lydian-Brunsting
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 The first week of the year can only mean one thing in one usually-speaking sleepy city in southern Colombia: total and utter craziness. The town in question is called Pasto and the source for this madness is spelled out as “Carnaval de Negros y Blancos”, or for you non-Spanish speakers out there, the “Blacks and […]

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Entrance Salt Cathedral Zipaquira
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Praying Underground in Zipaquira’s Salt Cathedral   An underground salt cathedral is not your daily place to say a prayer. But for hundreds of mine workers the cathedral in the salt mines of Zipaquira, Colombia, was for years the one place where they would pray daily for protection before they started the day’s work. Whereas […]

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Guamboianas-Silvia-Colombia
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One of the villages in the world where you’ll still hardly come across any other tourist when visiting it – while it’s definitely worth the visit – is Silvia, near Popayan, Colombia. Giving its charm it’s somewhat surprising, but well, I should be honest, the charm is actually mostly thanks to the Guambianos – the […]

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Valle De Cocora
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One of the most underestimated tourist destinations in South America is Colombia. For many this country still carries the image of the unsafe, dodgy country it once was. But times – luckily – change and through many efforts of the government the country is nowadays much safer to travel for locals and tourists alike. Roads […]

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Clear blue waters and white tranquil beaches against a lush green mountain range, this is the cliché that describes the Colombian Caribbean coast best. Whereas parts of this coastline were inaccessible in the past due to the guerrilla being around, nowadays many parts are safe to wander around, to hike or to camp. You may […]

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Colombia-Puerto-Narino-Parrot-cat
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Puerto Nariño – Deep Down In the Amazon Deep down in the Colombian part of the Amazon, a couple of hours by boat from Leticia, lies the cute little village called Puerto Nariño. Completely different from what you expect from a village in the midst of the jungle up the Amazon river, Puerto Nariño seems […]

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