Category Archives: South America

Bogota (Santuario de Monserrate)

Our flight from Cartagena to Bogota went smoothly. The last day in Cartagena I got sick for the 3rd time. Horrible stomach ache, diarrhea, headache, weak, and was freezing. It was the sickest I had been on this trip, as … Continue reading

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Bogota (Santuario de Monserrate)

Our flight from Cartagena to Bogota went smoothly. The last day in Cartagena I got sick for the 3rd time. Horrible stomach ache, diarrhea, headache, weak, and was freezing. It was the sickest I had been on this trip, as … Continue reading

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Santa Marta/Tagonga/Tayrona

As soon as we were done with the kite surfing lessons, we headed out to Santa Marta. Santa Marta is a city about 4 hours away. Instead of catching a cab to the bus terminal, then catching a bus, we … Continue reading

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Cartagena Day 2-6

We caught a flight from Medellin to Cartagena on the Carribean coast. The airport was really nice and the flight from Medellin to Cartagena to Bogota only ran us 175 each. Apparently you can get them even cheaper. We landed … Continue reading

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Cartagena

We caught a flight from Medellin to Cartagena on the Carribean coast. The airport was really nice and the flight from Medellin to Cartagena to Bogota only ran us 175 each. Apparently you can get them even cheaper. We landed … Continue reading

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Cartagena Day 1

We woke up bright and early to catch our flight to Cartagena, only an hour ten minute flight from Medellin. Would have been a 15 hour or so bus ride and the flight was very affordable. The airport was very … Continue reading

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Medellin Day 2 (Pablo Escobar Tour)

The next day, we went on a Pablo Escobar tour. I didn’t know too much about the guy, except that he was a huge drug lord in Colombia during his time. However I learned a lot from this tour and … Continue reading

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Medellin Day 1 (Arvi Park)

We stayed in an area called Poblado in Medellin. According to our guide book, this was an exclusive area for the wealthy that later on the city expanded and it became part of the city. However it still remains a … Continue reading

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Cali

We took am 8 hr bus from Pasto to Cali. Busses are relatively very expensive here, costed us about $23 for the 8 hr ride. In Ecuador they usually run about $1/hr. I woke up feeling a little queasy, and … Continue reading

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Tulcan, Ecuador/Ipiales, Colombia border crossing rental cars in Ecuador

We left Misahualli by taking a bus to the neighboring small city Tena, then taking a 6 hour bus ride back to Quito. The bus ride was pretty miserable, stopping every few minutes to pick up passengers and waiting in … Continue reading

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