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    San Gil, Colombia’s hilly adrenaline capital

    San Gil, Colombia’s adrenaline capital and a great place to see Colombian life outside the big cities. We’ve now been twice to San Gil, one on a weekend break from Bogotá and the other incorporating San Gil into Santander exploration…

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    Filandia, a less touristic alternative to Salento

    The coffee region in Colombia remains Andy’s favourite part of the country. Imagine rolling green valleys, colourfully-painted balconies and little old men wearing traditional hats riding their horses down country paths. Oh, and the occasional howler monkey, too. As Salento……

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    Mompóx, Colombia, a pueblo frozen in time

    Mompóx, Colombia (pronounced MomPOSH or MomPOSS, and sometimes spelt Mompós) is a town frozen in time. Beautiful yellow colonial architecture, cobbled streets and chalupa longboats taxiing people across the river make this a special place to see for yourself. Though…

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    Villa de Leyva: Colombia’s stunning white pueblo

    The jewel of Boyacá! Just 3-4 hours from Bogotá, Villa de Leyva is a well-preserved step back in time. It’s a popular city break from Bogotá, and whilst being a chilled place with fresh air it’s also packed … Continue…

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    Ipiales, home to Colombia’s most striking church

    Right on the border with Ecuador, Ipiales is one of the first towns you’ll get to if entering Colombia via bus. If no buses are around, a taxi from the border office into town should cost no more than ……

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    Guatapé, Colombia: Medellín’s must-do day trip

    Every year, thousands of people make the easy day-trip from Medellin to Guatape; it’s by far the most popular thing to do outside the City of Eternal Spring. There are 3 key things to do in Guatapé. The first is…