Colombia’s Capital

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So here we are, our final new city in South America, the capital, Bogota. Colombia’s largest city now with over 8 million people, that should make for some interesting challenges but I guess we are used to it now, the odd stare and gringo comment has just become the norm.

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Coffee and Wax Palms

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After leaving the hustle and bustle of Medellin I was looking forward to a nice few days. just relaxing in a smaller town, this being Salento. The guidebooks describe this place as, “A little town situated well in the foothills of the Cordillera and is the oldest settlement in Quindio, once a sleepy village not anymore as backpackers have found this little haven,so the streets are much busier yet the town is still a charming place.” Sounds perfect.

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Birthday bash in Cuenca

Waking up in the beautiful mountains of Banos was not a bad way to start my 26th year of life! As promised nearly a year ago by Stu, I received the gift I requested; a coconut with a flower necklace wrapped around it (bless him) and a hammock with a view of the mountain range!

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