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Posted by Tim and Jessica on Mar 1, 2004
Places We've Been: Colombia
The following are stories written about our travels in Colombia. You can find stories set in other countries by returning to Places We've Been.
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Posted by Jessica on Jul 17, 2009
On Top of Monserrate
While walking around the streets of La Candelaria it's hard not to notice Monserrate. Peeking over the tops of multi-colored buildings and red roofs, its green canopy seems luscious and inviting. The white church located at the very top of the mountain gleams in the sunlight. And the Fallen Christ glows when lit from below at night.
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Posted by Tim on Jul 14, 2009
Avoid Paying the Exit Tax in Colombia
When you fly out of a country, you generally have to pay an "exit tax" for the privilege. (If you never knew this, it's because the US, the UK, and a number of other countries have arranged with the airlines to include it in with the cost of your ticket.) But why on earth would you do it if you don't have to?
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Posted by Jessica on Jul 9, 2009
Nine Photos from Bogota, Colombia
The sights and sounds found along the numerous calles and carreras were the most intoxicating. Whether it was vendors selling fresh fruit, brightly painted buildings, or beautiful graffiti, colors as varied as the rainbow tied Bogota together.
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Posted by Tim on Jun 30, 2009
Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia?
One of the things that struck me most about the thriving, optimistic, marvelously warm and open nature of the place was how profoundly it conflicts with the usual image it has in the wider world.
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Posted by Jessica on Jun 29, 2009
Feeling at Home in Bogota
Going through customs in Colombia, exploring the Bogota airport, getting cash out of the ATM machine, and hopping on the local bus all seemed familiar, despite the fact we had never visited Colombia before.
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