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View Outside Our Tent On Day 3 In The Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy

Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Trek in 6 Days

The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy trek in eastern Colombia is an exceptional trek and one that should be near the top of your hiking list if you love world-class hikes. The trek wasn’t what John and I had in mind when we bought our airline tickets on points. But after considerable research, a six day trek looked like a great way to see this little known part of Colombia. Back in 1988 when the Lonely…

The Pretty Town Of Susacon At About The Half Way Point

The Bus Ride From Hell: Bogota to Guican in 14 Hours

You would think I'd know better by now. But apparently I'm a slow learner. It's not as though I haven't already done three long bus rides in South America - including one that was 16 hours long. But those bus rides were in Chile and Argentina - where the buses have leather seats like a business class seat on an airplane. They recline. They're roomy. And they allow you to see outside. Not so -…

This Lady Has Been Serving Delicious Street Food From The Same Spot For 50 Years

A Bogota Bike Tour – A Fun Way to See the City

A Bogota bike tour is the best way to discover the capital of Colombia. Join a bilingual guide for a bike tour that shows off the real Bogotá that most tourists never see.  John and I did a five hour Bogota bike tour a few days into our Colombia visit. I had heard that Bogota was particularly well set up for bikes - with literally hundreds of kilometres of mixed use bike paths. I'd also…

View Of The Valle De Los Cojjines On Day 4

Hiking in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Range

I'm just back from hiking in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy range of mountains in eastern Colombia. I don't think hiking in high mountains is the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Colombia.  It certainly wasn't what John and I originally planned to do when we bought our airline tickets. But after considerable research a six day trek looked like a great way to see this little known part of the country.…

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