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Colombia 2007

Colombia

December 6th to December 22 2007

A journey with Wild Frontiers

The journey is split up as follows.

Bogotá

Villa de Leyva

The Salt Cathedral

Taganga

Cartegena

Medellin

Manizales

For the original Flikr page please link to Colombia 2007.

 

   

Bogotá

The capital city of Colombia has an attractive old part and modern commercial area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa de Leyva

An attractive town with a large central square north of Bogotá.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visits were made to the neighboring countryside to a view point,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visits were made to the neighboring countryside to a view point,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as well as the firework festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira

A replacement caved out from the solid rock salt  after the original was declared unsafe.  The cave can hold an impressive 8400 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taganga

A day trip was made to Tayrona National Park, a beautiful forest which borders a stunning beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cartegena

This was the highlight of the trip .  A beautiful old city. 

Beside wandering through the ancient streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

visits were made to the fort, Castillo de San Felipe,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volcan de Lodo El Totumo, a 15 meter volcano that spews mud instead of ash,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medellin

Visits included

the Botero museum, the famous Christmas Lights, La Majoria for an evening of traditional Colombian entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Fee de Antioquia.

This tropical town has changed little since the 18th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manizales

A visit was made to the Los Nevados National Park where some of us climbed up to the rim of a 4875m crater in the snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was the opportunity to make two horse rides and walks in this coffee growing area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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