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Feb 18, 2019 - Zipaquira en Villa de Leyva

We zijn in een klein busje gestapt om Bogotá alweer te verlaten. Dan zie je pas hoe groot en uitgestrekt deze stad is. Als je naar buiten kijkt dan valt het op dat veel mensen hier met dikke truien en een soort skijacks lopen. Terwijl de meesten in onze groep in korte broek en T shirt of hemdje lopen. Colombia kent geen seizoenen en het is het hele jaar zo'n beetje dezelfde temperatuur. De mensen in dit hoge bergachtige deel van Colombia wonen vanwege de hoogte in het koudste deel van Colombia en daar hoort blijkbaar een soort winterkleding...

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Apr 23, 2016 - Villa de Leyva

The days starts off with working on up loading some pictures to this site but the internet is not working right so taking a long time to get anything done. Some breakfast and load up our truck we are on the road again heading to the Town of Villa de Layva it is a long day as the roads are very rough and some delays do to road repair.We get in town a little after noon and get our camp set up tonight will be sleeping in a tent. Then we meet our local guide for a walk about the town, in the main part of town there is no modern architecture so...

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Mar 14, 2011 - Villa de Leyva - Colombia

March 13, 2010 I got up today to beautiful clear skies. The destination: ‘Villa de Leyva’. This is purportedly ‘one of the most beautiful colonial villages in all Colombia’. And they are RIGHT! It’s a lot like Antigua Guatemala – only smaller. At least centro is smaller. I am suspect that there is a lot of Gringos here. On the way out of Bogota I was pulled over by the police – check point. No problem. I gave them my DL, Sura, and temporary importation doc. Not good enough. The rookie cop in training want to see my document that show that...

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Mar 26, 2010 - Lazing around

I'm still in Villa de Leyva, leaving tomorrow for San Gil. The last few days have been rather lazy. I changed hotel yesterday because I got scared by the aggressive demeanour of a dog on the way to my other hostel which was rather out of the way. Now I'm right in the centre of town and can go out for dinner easily. So what do I do all day? Eat, drink, read the paper (harder to find than you would expect, and I'm talking about a Spanish paper here), look around shops, sit in the park, etc. My main frustration is that places always seem to be...

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Mar 24, 2010 - Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva is a pretty colonial town from the 16th century, which has been preserved pretty much intact. I've been here two days already, after travelling from Salento all day on Sunday (bus-taxi-plane-taxi-bus-bus-taxi). It has several small museums and is packed with restaurants, cafes and handicraft shops. Of course one has to remember that pretty much everything shuts down between 12 and 2 (or even 3). Despite the altitude (2100 metres), the sun is fierce and I think my brain would melt without my faithful Tilley hat to protect me....

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Jan 6, 2008 - Loving Colombia

Hello all: I left the Bogota airport and Ed was eagerly waiting for me as I exited. We hopped onthe local bus and headed to the Hospedaje where he already had a room. After a few minutes to relax we went to explore. Bogota ia a huge city and we were in a small part of it. The city is great with wonderful colonial building which have iron balaconies and beutiful facades. Many are also painted in bright pastels. We spent the rest of the day looking in a museum. In the morning we hiked up a mountain just behind where we were staying where...

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Jan 6, 2008 - Villa de Leyva

Supposedly three hours north of Bogota (but of course it took five) was the traditional Colombian village of Villa de Leyva. Getting there involved taking the Transmileno (a great bus system in Bogota more like a train), then two other buses. Getting a seat on the second bus involved physically wrestling with others, and with me pushing Rachel's back, thrusting her just enough forward to get the needed two. Nothing is boring in Colombia. Villa de Leyva turned out, due to it's proximity to Bogota, to be the most touristy (only Colombian...

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Jul 30, 2007 - Villa de Leyva...perhaps a colonial town too far???

Yet another beautiful colonial town that was on the must see list. Villa de Leyva was described to me by an Aussie girl I met in Costa Rica as very nice but it rains a lot, which kind of sounds like a perfect description of a lot of places back in England actually. Anyhow as it was still in the direction of Bogotá so we head to Villa De Leyva to check it out and true it's got typical colonial style cobbled streets, great looking buildings and a huge main square over looked my a big church but to be honest for me there wasn't much more. Was...

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