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Another Good Day in Colombia


I’d enjoyed Colombia so far but the best was left for last. Setting out from Popayan on route 25, I was really in for a change of scenery and altitude. The first thirty miles brought me higher into the hills … Continue reading

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Colombia – The Cauca Valley & Andean Foothills


As I made my way further south in the Central Highlands the roads became better, traffic lessened, and army checkpoints less frequent. The road wound its way along the mountains through small villages and towns. I was aiming to get … Continue reading

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Medellin


Entering Medellin was something I wont forget in a hurry. About twenty minutes out the narrow, winding road I’d been on morphed into a gigantic six lane motorway that was all but deserted. I was a bit worried about navigating … Continue reading

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Northern Colombia– The Road To Medellin


I finally dragged myself away from the good life in  Cartagena and hit the road to Medellin. Most of the other bikers had left a day or two before me but we agreed to meet up in Medellin. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Magnificent Cartagena


There were times when I didn’t think I would make it, but I finally arrived South America. No sooner had we docked in Cartagena, I got off the boat as quickly as possible and checked right in to the Hilton. … Continue reading

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Voyage To Colombia Part 2 – Trial By Water


After our idyllic island interlude, it was time to begin the open sea crossing from the islands to Cartagena. This was, at best, a portion of the voyage to be tolerated. Far away from land and known for rough seas … Continue reading

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Voyage To Colombia–Part One


The morning of departure we got up early, left the stinky hostel, went to the shops to stock up on beer, rum, assorted snacks, and Dramamine, loaded it all that along with our luggage into a taxi and made for … Continue reading

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