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1453-Bogota, Colombia

Colombia has been very successful in transforming their country from a narcotics-crazed murder factory to a wonderful, safe, and beautiful destination. Janine and I visited Colombia and spent days in Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena. All three cities were different each [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1452-Colors of Colombia

Colombia is a beautiful, safe and fun country to visit. Janine and I stayed in Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena de Indias and enjoyed the food, the people, and the sights. Theses are some of the colors of Colombia. For a [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1451-Salt Cathedral – Colombia

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is an underground Catholic church build in a former salt mine 600 feet below the ground. The mine also houses 14 small chapels, representing the stations of the cross. As we walked with our tour [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1450-Museo de Oro – Colombia

Every South and Latin American country that traces their history to the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas, has a history of producing precious objects for their royalty out of pure gold. Of course Colombia has one and of which they are [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1449-Graffiti Tour – Colombia

Bogota has become one of the world centers for high-art graffiti. Artists come from all over the world to paint and to become known in Bogota. Even though it is generally illegal on public walls, artists request permission from the [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1448-Monserrate – Colombia

Monserrate is a mountain that dominates the center of Bogota. Bogota is at 8,500 feet and this mountain rises another 1,500 feet. We took the funicular to the top to see the entire city and to have lunch. I thought [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1447-Usaquen Buildings – Colombia

Christmas Eve in the Bogota was magical as everything was covered with holiday regalia and colored lights. Even the office buildings next to our hotel were participating in the holiday spirit. [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1446-El Penon de Guatape – Colombia

El Penon de Guatape is the Rock of Gibraltar of Colombia. This massive boulder juts out of the jungle and farmland as if it landed there as a meteor. A number of years ago, three local climbers decided to climb [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1445-Guatape – Colombia

Guatape, Colombia is a two-hour drive into the mountains outside Medellin. The drive was spectacular as we cruised through one jungle valley after another. Many small villages dotted the area surrounded by farmland. We were on our way to climb [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1444-Medellin Countryside – Colombia

Medellin, Colombia at an altitude of 5,000 feet is surrounded by beautiful mountain jungle. It is not your Amazon or costal regions, but a combination of towering trees, lush vegetation, and sprawling farmland. Everything was green, green, green. It rained [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia