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Feb 25, 2014 - San Jacinto and Palenque

We had an early start for a full day to this town called San Jacinto, and later to Patenque. San J. can be summed up as not worthwhile. It was really hot there; from a one-eyed town they had done their best to put together a programme. First we visited their museum with a few interesting pieces excavated nearby; we learned about their hammock weaving and had a pretty poor lunch on the only 'restaurant' in town. We then saw some dancing and were expected to join in! Our Explore leader was quite upset - this is the first time they have done...

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Feb 11, 2013 - Carnaval de Barranquilla

Nous reprenons le contrôle du blog après le départ de Maude et Alex. De retour du trek, nous avons passé un jour à Taganga pour nous reposer et visiter rapidement Santa Marta, la ville juste à côté, avant de partir pour le carnaval de Barranquilla. Il s'agit de la fête folklorique et culturelle la plus importante de Colombie et c'est le deuxième carnaval d'Amérique latine après celui de Rio. Il a même été inscrit au patrimoine de l'UNESCO. Le carnaval se prépare toute l'année et durant 4 jours la ville "s'arrête" tout est fermé et tout le...

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Jan 29, 2008 - Volcán de Lodo El Totumo

We came here on a side trip from Cartegena to bathe in the 15 metre high mud volcano. We decided to save some money and do the difficult journey by ourselves instead of taking a tour which would cost twice as much. Unfortunately we went wrong from the very beginning: we got on a city bus with green letters instead of red which meant that we visited every barrio (neighbourhood) in Cartagena before actually getting to the bus station! We got there an hour later, and with a lot of difficulty (because of our limited Spanish) found out that the...

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