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Nov 6, 2007 - San Gil

We arrived in San Gil last night. Checked into the hostel (in keeping with the theme that the hostels are getting progressively worse as we get further into Colombia, our room is like a prison cell with no windows to the outside and bars on top of the door, complete with ants crawling on the wall, and one on my face, during the middle of last night), had some pizza, and went to bed. Today we had some delicious juices from the local farmers market, hung out in the town square, got stung by a giant wasp, visited the botanic garden, and took a...

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Jul 28, 2007 - San Gil: Down the river without a paddle or even a boat in San Gil

It's a final goodbye to the sea as an overnight trip of about 15 hours takes us south from Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast to San Gil in the direction of central Colombia. San Gil pronounced 'San Hill' is definitely that as its located way up in the hills and as the bus takes us up a very long windy mountain road I found myself trying to do my best to not show concern, or was it fear, at the bus drivers wreckless overtaking manoeuvres. The town itself is very quaint and reminded me a bit of San Francisco in the US speaking from the point...

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Jul 5, 2007 - San Gil & Barichara, Colombia

San Gil is another one of the towns heading north from Bogota, heading towards the coast. The city has a nice central plaza filled with the usual hippies selling crafts and jewelry, and a fantastic Park/Gardin called the Parque el Gallineral. Other than that, the real attraction of the area are the small towns surrounding the city. One of these, Barichara, has been one of our favorite spots, although we only spent one day there. Their is not a single modern building in the whole town, and everything is painted white with a green border on...

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