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Mar 15, 2019 - Barichara

Today was a busy day! And lots of fun, too. We met Muriel at 8.30a. Gord and she left to walk up through town to Barichara's Camino Real (to Guane). Rodrigo picked me up 25 min. later and took me to El Paraiso where I joined Gord & Muriel to walk the last 2/3 of the route up, down, up and down along the old indiginous path to arrive at Guane 3 hours later. The path has been paved with 'carved' blocks of rock that are hard to walk on as the surface is uneven. It is bordered by a rock wall that is being continually repaired. This path was...

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Mar 14, 2019 - Villa de Leyva to Barichara

Last night we walked to the Plaza Mayor and sat, as the locals do, and people-watched. We caught snippets of conversation, talked to those who stopped and enjoyed ourselves for over an hour. It was 7p when we went to Las Portales for dinner. We chose a seat on the plaza and ordered our lomo in salsa vino. Less than 5 minutes went by and it started to rain....seriously heavy. It bounced up off the cobblestones and we moved back...and our table was moved back. Then it was suggested that we should move to the corner. The dog who had taken...

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Oct 14, 2012 - Barichara

This was supposed to be a short day's driving and it was except for the delay caused by one large traffic jam. As a result we arrived in Barichara at 3.30pm instead of in time for a late lunch. Still time to have a quick swim to cool off - a very hot dasy - and walk along an ancient paved path where there were fossils in the stones and leaf cutter ants. We had a great day driving with Debbie and David Gault. We saw oil palms - the staple crop of the area, exportes for bio fuel - coconuts, bananas and oranges. Lots of tolls to pay and a few...

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La Gira Andina 2012

Mar 21, 2011 - Barichara - Colombia

March 15, 2010 I spent the good part of the day driving north. Ultimately my goal is Santa Marta and Cartagena. Well, actually not Santa Marta – it’s a hole but there is a town just to the east of it called Taganga. The Brits told me about it AND the told me the place to stay – Casa de Felipe. This is what the ‘book’ reads about the town, ‘Taganga is one of those places where the word got out too fast – Gringo Paradise!’ I don’t know how long I’ll stay. But alas from Villa de Leyva to Taganga is a long way away. At least 500 or 600km’s...

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