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Mar 30, 2005 - Colombia: San Augustin

That night bus journey to San Augustin (via Pitalito...this is an easier way than going to Popayán first) really was the bus journey from hell. They played the radio loudly all night long, we got caught in a bad storm and the rain came in through the roof windows and when we went to take our backpacks out, they were all wet too as the rain had somehow managed to get into the luggage hold. We were tired, cranky and desperate to get to San Augustin so we could get a hostel and sleep. We got a quick connecting collectivo to San Augustin and...

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Nov 29, 2004 - San Agustin

This is one of the most important archaelogicall sites in South America. THere are many statues which aare believed to be the equivalent of today´s grave stones. THere are many different sculptures and I think I took photos of just about all of them. Well they don´t call me David Bailey for nothing. This tow n is a little odd, as it is very peaceful and in a gorgeous setting with very impressive mountains areound, and huge gorges between, but then you have a crazy ferris wheel in townnn and a green train which runs aaround the town with a...

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Sep 24, 2004 - San Agustin

Not a lot of travellers visit San Agustin these days, I saw only two others during my three day stay. In fact for two nights I was the sole resident of my hostel and on the last two days even the managers cleared out and it was just me and the housekeeper's family. Principal reason for the dearth of visitors is the power of Lonely Planet guidebooks, which describes the area east of Popoyan as "known for its guerrilla presence" and that "part of the road to San Agustin is controlled by guerrillas, and they have even put up a permanent...

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