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Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Piccu

Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

I took on walking the Inca Trail ... the iconic 4 day 3 night hike ... a month before my 70th birthday.

It has a number of physical challenges but acclimatization, or acclimating, is very important.

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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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Panama Boquete Quetzal

Visiting Panama

We travelled by bus from Uvita in the south of Costa Rica through David to Boquete in Panama.

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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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cuba visa

Cuba Visa Information for South Africa Passports

Relying on the Cuba visa information from Google can result in an uncomfortable and expensive mistake.

This is an account of the stressful and expensive visa hassle we had travelling with a South African passport to Cuba. The problem compounded by the very poor search results produced by Google. Who meaninglessly feed articles that are years out of date on to the top of the search results.

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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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