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Dec 30, 2016 - Conclusion

I It was very unfortunate and disappointing for us that due to health issues we had to curtail our long awaited holiday in Colombia. The two weeks we had we did enjoy and would recommend this destination to other adventurous travellers, maybe this time we were a little too ambitious. Colombia has many beautiful places to see and enjoy, and tourism is growing. Somethings could be better and in time this will happen. The area we stayed in in Bogota is called Candelaria and is the old part of the city where most of the tourist attractions are...

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Dec 25, 2016 - Leticia and home

It's Christmas Day and we are very sorry that we have to return home cutting our vacation short as Fred is feeling unwell and there is not much point in continuing with our adventures if it is not fun for us. We have enjoyed our time in Leticia which is a lovely little town situated on the banks of the Amazon River and adjoining Brazil and Peru. We had hope to visit both countries, but it is not to be. We did get to an interesting ecological park with a ranger explaining the many different uses for the herbs and plants that grow in the...

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Dec 22, 2016 - Bogota to Leticia

We had heard about the salt cathedral near a small heritage town called Zipaquira, so we arranged for Miguel, a taxi driver to take us there. About two hours north of Bogota. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed he scenery en route, it's very much like the Okanagan area in British Columbia. Green and fertile with rolling hills with many cows wandering around. The salt cathedral is described as a world wonder and is indeed very impressive. It consists of huge tunnels and caves that have been hewn out of the salt. We did/ not have a guide...

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Jan 16, 2011 - Amazonas

Då var det äntligen dags att åka till Amazonas, efter 2 timmars flygresa klev vi ur planet nära den lilla staden Leticia på gränsen till Peru och Brasilien. Inflygningen var makalös, vart man än tittade så var det enda man såg tät djungel och skog så långt man kunde se. Det första som slog oss när vi klev ur planet var temperaturskillnaden samt luftfuktigheten! Vi började med en båttur uppför Amazonas och vi hade sån tur så vi lyckades se de rosa delfinerna: http://carwingirl.blogg.se/images/2009/pinkdolphin_37452849_37672710.jpg Däremot...

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Oct 10, 2010 - Colombia

Ciudad Perdida I have never heard of Ciudad Perdida before I looked at the travel guide. It is not well known as Macchu Picchu in Peru, is it. It sits at approximately 1200 meters (non-metric users, please look up the conversion) in Sierra Nevada in Colombia, not so far inland from the Caribbean coast. On the way into the Sierra Nevada, you can see the Caribbean ocean behind you. I went there with Magic Tour in a group of 8 including myself, plus Jose the cook and Pedro the guide. We passed the areas belong to native Americans including...

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Sep 6, 2010 - Reserva Natural Zacambu - Pics Need Captions

We left about 9 via long boat and 15 HP Yamaha motor...arr. 3 + hrs later at the lodge. The trip was 72 km. on a muddy Amazon to the Yavari River and then up a very small tributary to the lodge. Since the river is at a 40 yr low (we know it also reached a 40 yr high just the year before from markings at the dock sign in Manaus), the short distance up the tributary was a bit harrowing (see pics)...Clima, the boat captain, had his outboard motor at full throttle while Ramiro, guide, and Francisco, helper, pulled, and prodded and pushed and...

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South America Plus

Dec 18, 2009 - Leticia, aux frontières des cultures amazoniennes

Après nos 6 jours de remontée du fleuve Amazone, nous sommes enfin arrivés à Tabatinga. On enfourche chacun une moto taxi, avec nos gros sacs à dos, pour aller à Leticia. C´est le moyen de locomotion le plus utilisé ici. En un clin d´oeil, nous passons en Colombie. Le changement de culture et de déco de Noël est radical! Hôtel trouvé, une grosse araignée en guise d´hôte nous accueille et nous effraie (surtout Ariane) pendant une demie heure... Le sauveur tueur d´araignée, Maxime, est enfin arrivé! Ouf! Nous sortons déguster des choses...

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Dec 12, 2009 - La croisière infernale

Pour rejoindre la Colombie depuis Manaus, les deux seules solutions sont l´avion ou le bateau (sortes de bus de l´Amazone). Nous avons choisi celle-ci, plus populaire, plus économique et plus enrichissante. Nous voilà donc partis pour 5 jours et 5 nuits, avec pour lit un hamac et pour chambre un dortoir de 120 personnes, ouvert sur l´Amazone. Prévenus qu´il était préférable d´arriver tôt, nous installons nos hamacs 4 heures avant le départ. On a ainsi pu voir l´évolution de l´installation anarchique des hamacs. Au départ du bateau, on se...

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Oct 31, 2009 - Tief im Amazonas-Dschungel

Nach ca. zehn Stunden Bootsfahrt sind wir endlich in Leticia angekommen. Lisa ging es sehr schlecht, sie hatte sich waehrend der Fahrt den Magen verdorben und bei der Hitze und dem Schaukeln des Bootes war die natuerlich nochmal doppelt so unangenehm. An der Grenze angekommen mussten wir noch die Reisepass-Formalitaeten erledigen, bis wir uns dann endlich auf die Suche nach einem Hostel machen konnten. Nachdem wir beim 2ten Anlauf fuendig wurden haben wir uns aufgemacht um Geld zu wechseln. Leider waren mal wieder alle nur daran...

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Oct 30, 2009 - Down the amazon river...

Um von Leticia nach Tabatinga zu kommen mussten wir uns fuer 12 Stunden in ein enges Speedboat zwaengen. Nichts besonders Spektakulaeres drum auch kein langer Eintrag hierzu. Dieser Boottrip wird mir wohl als einer meiner schlimmsten in Erinnerung bleiben denn ich hatte mal wieder, ihr ahnt es schon, eine Lebensmittelvergiftung. Diesmal war es glaube ich das schmandige Wurstbroetchen das es zum Fruehstueck auf dem Boot gab. Die Haelfte der Zeit hab ich also halb tot am Fenster haengend verbracht und die anderen 6 Stunden auf der Toilette......

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Jul 11, 2007 - COLOMBIA - Leticia

Wednesday 11th July 5 am tuk tuk to the ferry. We stopped at a petrol station and the driver asked me for 1 sole which I thought he was asking for on top of the 2 sole fare and having been very ripped off lately I got a bit funny. I then realized he just needed my fare to pay for the fuel as he had no money - felt pretty bad! Now this so called fast boat was not the Miami Vice type that gets you to Cuba in an hour but it was pretty nippy and I definitely booked the best one as it has life jackets and was not taking on water! I met a German...

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Jun 8, 2006 - Iquitos-Leticia (COLOMBIA)

Tomé la lancha rapida a Santa Rosa, la frontera de Peru. 9 horas. Paramos en Chimbote y Caballococha , 2 pueblos infectos en el medio de la nada. Por fin llegamos a Santa Rosa en la tarde y de alli un bote a Leticia (Colombia), que queda cruzando el rio. Leticia es una metropolis comparado a Santa Rosa. Hay pistas asfaltadas, bases militares, tiendas elegantes, hasta Direct TV!, de todo. La iglesia es muy bonita y tiene ventiladores especiales y hasta parlantes. Hay museos con aire acondicionado! Tabatinga (lado brasilero) tambien es una...

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