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Spanish School, Volunteering and Adventures: San Carlos, Colombia

San Carlos has been our home for the last four weeks. It’s a small, safe town with friendly locals, it’s surrounded by mountains and rivers and even though it’s 120km away from Medellin, you can get everything you need here. However, it hasn’t always been this way. In the 1990s[…]

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Being Tourists, Desert Sun and Waterfalls: Mocoa to Ibague

Since entering Colombia a few weeks ago we have been following one of the two main tourist routes, through Pasto-Mocoa-San Agustin-Tatacoa Desert-Ibagué. This route has mostly followed the valley between the central and eastern mountain ranges and is surrounded by nature. It has constantly changing landscapes; densely forested mountains, jungle,[…]

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From Mountains to Jungle: Tulcan to Mocoa on the ‘Trampoline de la Muerte’

Crossing into a new country is normally an exciting time. You always have the minor hassle of actually doing the paperwork and getting the stamps but so far we have never had any problems and we are usually underway with renewed excitement pretty quickly. The border between Ecuador and Colombia[…]

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