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Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

One of Spain’s most important colonial ports in the West Indies, Cartagena is located on the Caribbean coast on a little arc of land (originally a group of islands) sticking out into the sea. The location gave it good natural defences … Continue reading

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Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox

I had planned to travel north from Bogotá by bus, stopping at a World Heritage Site called the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia on my way to Mompox and then Cartagena on the north coast. But I decided to give … Continue reading

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Bogota and the Gold Museum

I managed to just miss the bus out of Tierradentro because I’d foolishly not got up when I had planned to as the power was still out from the previous night’s thunderstorm, making rising before dawn an even more unappealing project. … Continue reading

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National Archeological Park of Tierradentro

Tierradentro, near the small village of San Andres, is in the same mountainous part of Colombia as San Agustin. It took me two days to get there though because I attempted the journey on New Year’s Day. I made it … Continue reading

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San Agustín Archaeological Park

I had tentatively planned to take a bus north from Ecuador to Colombia but changed my mind a couple of days beforehand and flew instead. This was partly because southern Colombia is rather scary and partly because it was going to … Continue reading

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