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Sick in San Gil

Though I find myself in the unofficial adventure sports capital of Colombia–the lovely small town of San Gil–I have little motivation to partake in any of the thrilling activities offered. After weeks of little sleep, too much fun, many hours of work at a very smokey bar, some rough around the edges travel, a few nights in a hammock and […]

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When tourism invades paradise

Cabo San Juan, Tayrona Park

There are few places in Colombia as talked up as Tayrona Park. So for that reason, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Often these over-hyped spots are slightly to severely overrated. From some, I had heard great things: “paradise,” from others- more mixed reviews- “overpriced.” What did I think? …I suppose, a little of both- an overpriced paradise … Anna […]

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First taste of Colombia

After a long couple days of traveling from Ecuador, we decide to make a stop in Popayan, Colombia before heading to Cali. And having read that it was Colombia´s second most architectually impressive spot (next to Cartagena) and also that it was named an UNESCO gastronomic city, we decided this was a city worth spending a few nights in. If […]

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Post Ecuador Roundup

Number of Days in Ecuador: 20 Areas Visited: Guayaquil (2 nights)- Montanita (4)- Banos (4)- Tena (2)- Misahaulli & The Jungle (3) -Quito (4) -Tulcan (1 night in the border town) Average daily cost for lodging: around $7 Most Expensive Hostel: Splurged on a double room at a fancy boutique guesthouse in Guayaquil, when the dorms filled- $30 or $15/per […]

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