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Aug 3, 2017 - Wax Palm Trees and a Hike in the Valley

Sunny & warm again, the streak continues! While Jean was preparing for the day, I sat outside in the courtyard trying to connect to the internet. I was only partially successful. Ron sat outside with me and was reminiscing about some places in New Jersey, such as Pal's Log Cabin, Newark Italian hot dogs, and other places. After breakfast, we departed at 8:00 for our hiking day near Salento. The main roads in this region are in great shape and supply a smooth ride. The region itself is very middle/upper class. The houses and businesses look...

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Apr 27, 2016 - Salento

Was able to get a little work on my blog before breakfast and loading the truck to get back on the road again. Today is Rob's Birthday but we partied for him last night the party last well into the late morning hours. A lot of the group was moving very slow for breakfast LOL, but we do breakfast and load up the truck on the road by a little after nine, today is a shorter travel day. Once we get to Salento we get our camp set up with all our cooking gear as this is the last camping on the trip, I did another upgrade LOL this time I have a...

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South America 2016

Apr 18, 2014 - How Do You Find The Best Tattoo Designer?

You also have eventually made a selection in your design, and given that you have built the important selection to get your tattoo, the next step is to find the best tattoo custom. You may not find the best tattoo developer simply by likely to the nearest tattoo studio. A tattoo is a lifelong element of the body, so invest some time. Finding the right tattoo designer is tightly attached to your choice of style. It's more of the private factor. Thus, it is more likely that you will find a very good designer through his/her reputation. If...

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Jan 21, 2013 - Eje Cafetero - Salento

Nous sommes maintenant dans la région du café a Salento, et pas n'importe quel café on nous a dit que le colombien est le meilleur du monde :-). Malheureusement, le meilleur part pour l'exportation alors on ne peut pas le boire ici... Nous nous devions donc d'aller visiter une finca ou ferme de culture de café. La colombie est le 4eme pays exportateur apres le Brésil, le Vietnam et l'Indonésie. Il est meilleur ici, car contrairement au Brésil, ils récoltent tout a la main. Nous sommes aussi allés a la Valle de Cocora et oui, une vallée...

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Jan 17, 2013 - Cali y la Valle del Cauca

Latacunga était déjà notre dernière étape en Equateur. Nous sommes ensuite partis pour un long voyage en bus (2 jours, jusqu'à Quito, puis Tulcan, Ipiales et finalement Cali). Le trajet était magnifique, mais malheureusement nous n'avions pas le temps de nous arrêter en route. La Colombie est déjà notre dernier pays :-( Nous sommes allés à Cali pour rendre visite à Jose, que nous avions rencontré en Argentine. C'est la capitale de la salsa, tout le monde danse ici et super bien. Alors, nous n'avons pas pu échaper à une soirée salsa. Nico...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Salento

Ok salento. Salento is a little town in the mountains. It is known for its coffee farms and the forest of wax palms. The biggest palm trees in the world. I had heard it was a great town to get stuck in and I planned to do that to relax a bit. I had heard of a hostel called tralala. I emailed them but they said they didn't take reservations. Anyways the bus ride there was quite long and in order to save time I was supposed to tell the bus driver to drop me off at an intersection on the highways then cross the highway to catch the bus to...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Salsa!

Cali the Salsa capital of South America so we booked a Chiva bus and spent the night with loud doof doof music roaming the streets not very salsa but we didn't know how yet it was a very fun night and we ended up after the Chiva bus had gone at a Salsa club where people do actually dance turned out we had a couple of good dancers with us our Kenyan / English couple Killan and Komal (K1 and K2) and Rob and Irena there are some photos on Facebook taken by Liz can't believe I went out without my camera. - and also has a very good zoo where we...

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Mar 29, 2011 - Cartegena, Columbia

Cartagena is a great city to cruise into. The views as the ship enters the Marina are lovely. We walked ashore and joined with another couple from Ontario to take a taxi into the Old City. We stopped at the Fortress of San Felipe de Barajas first. It is a huge fort built to protect the city. The British sent a fleet of 123 ships and 23,000 men to capture Cartagena a mayor port on the Spanish gold route back to Spain. This was not one of Britain’s finest hours as they lost 11,000 men and many ships due to fighting and tropical diseases. The...

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Panama Canal Cruise

Dec 24, 2009 - Notre Unión de Noel

Nous avons décidé de passer Noel à La Unión car en dehors de la feria, Cali n´a pas beaucoup d´intérêt, mis à part son zoo et ses quelques églises. La Unión est un petit village situé à 2 heures au nord de Cali, dans une vallée. S´y trouve un des rares (Dieu merci) domaines viticoles de Colombie. Nous avons visité les caves (où le raisin fermente à 26 degrés...), et goûté le vin (Maxime plus qu´Ariane, pour dire que le vin n´est vraiment pas très bon). Le superbe hotel où nous avons passé Noel nous a presque permis d´oublier que nous étions...

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Dec 22, 2009 - No es California, es Cali for salsa!

Cali, 3ème ville colombienne, organise tous les ans, du 25 au 30 décembre, une grande feria. Au programme, défilé, danses (salsa, rumba, merengué etc), défilé de chevaux, concerts, feu d´artifice, corridas, marché gastronomique... L´ambiance est familiale, à la fête. Les Caleños de tous âges dansent, Cali est célèbre pour être une des capitales mondiales de la salsa. Cette féria anime la ville, dans des lieux précis. La ville est coupée en deux par un petit fleuve, illuminé pour Noel (un peu kitsch, mais très réussi). On sent le côté rural...

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Sep 27, 2009 - Cali

After a quick trip (2hrs) from Popayan, we arrived in Cali. It's farther north and is in a big valley and is very hot. It was the hottest place we've been to so far. It was easily over 30 degrees every day and quite humid. The weird part is that Lisa found it to be more uncomfortable than me. It's a very modern looking city with lots of trees. It's a big change from most other South American cities. It's not in a bowl surrounded by mountains and isn't full of old brick buildings. It is famous for it's 'Cali girls'. It is known as a major...

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Sep 10, 2009 - Cali, Colombia

Cali was a long overnight bus ride south from Bogota but at least it was in a very comfortable bus with the comfiest seats I have ever seen; huge plush recliners that look rather like a LazyBoy lounge. I arrived at my hostel, Casa Café about 7am and got the owner out of bed to let me in. The room wasn’t free yet so I lay down on the mattress in the ‘lounge’ for a couple of hours before heading to my room which was so sparse it didn’t even have a light socket! That’s what you get for $10 a night I guess, lol. Tourist attractions were few on...

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