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Bus Travel in Colombia

Accepted bus travel in Colombia takes longer than flying but:

  • you see the country,
  • the seats are more comfortable,
  • you don’t have to arrive hours before departure,
  • there is far less bureaucratic sludge to tramp through (all for you good you know!),
  • you can make jokes or comments about the driver or baggage handler without threats of prosecution!
  • there's no delay waiting for your assigned luggage carousel to start spitting out cases. 
  • there’s no luggage lottery hoping to see your suitcase.
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Bogota Colombia

Bogota Colombia – Not Just a Big Dirty City

In Medellin we were told that Bogota Colombia "is just a big dirty city". From our experience there's nothing further from the truth. While there are parts that are "big" and that there are parts that are "dirty" there’s a lot more to the city than the “big” and “dirty”.

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Thanks Colombia

Thanks Medellin – To The Young Woman and Metrocable Attendants

Thanks Medellin! Firstly to the young Paisa woman who came to my assistance and to the Metrocable attendants at Line L who then recovered my phone.

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Downtown Walking Tour in Medellin

Downtown Walking Tour in Medellin

Our Real City Downtown Walking Tour in Medellin gave us an interesting and informative overview of the city and its history. The tour lasted about 3 hours.

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Medellin Colombia

Medellin Colombia A Very Normal City

Arriving at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Medellin and being in a new country our first mission was to buy a SIM card. Where to do this is not immediately obvious as there are no mobile company booths. After some enquiries we discovered that they are only available from a small shop next to the ATM’s on the 2nd floor.

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour in Medellin was enjoyable and informative. With stories brought alive by our guide, Oscar, who has an extensive knowledge of the history of Medellin and the areas we visited and delivers it with passionate enthusiasm.

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Parque Arvi

Visit to Parque Arvi from Medellin

After nearly 2 weeks in Medellin our final sightseeing outing was to the calm and tranquility of Parque Arvi.

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Visiting El Pénon and Guatape Town from Medellin

El Peñon or “the rock” is located near the town of La Piedra and a short 5-minute taxi ride away from Guatapé town.

There weren’t any reasonably priced tours with consistently good reviews so we decided to do a self-guided day tour from Medellin

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Medellin Colombia - Comuna 13

Colombia Visa for South Africans – What a Hassle!

This is our story of the rigmarole of getting a Colombia visa for a South African passport. Another story about the irritating visa hassles faced travelling around the world as a South African.

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