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Paramo plus wildlife

Who has visited the Paramo in Colombia and where is a good place to visit. I was thinking of maybe Purace but maybe there are better places. Ideally somewhere where it is possible to see condors.

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colombia

Hi All,

I'm thinking of going to Colombia in Jan 2015 and was wondering two things:

Is it safe to travel there? (been reading various things on the internet, i'm a single blonde girl so just want to double check!)

Can anyone recommend places to go/see/stay?

Any thoughts from people that have recently traveled there would be great!

Thanks!

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Volunteering in Colombia, Summer 2015 (4-8 weeks)

Greetings All,

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Colombia this Summer, 2015 (4-8 weeks) depending on the opportunity. Any suggestions or resources, please?

All the best,

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Bus routes info

Dear all,
I couldn't seem to find any relyable info online about some of the bus routes im planning to use when in Colombia. So I wanted to ask if someone has any info about these routes:
-bogota-villa de leyva (is there a direct bus or I need to change in tunja?)
-villa de leyva- barichara (again is there anything direct or I have to change again in tunja and then in san gil? or theres a direct bus from tunja to barchara?).
Thanks a lot
Davide

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Natural Parks volunteering

Hi, has anyone had any experience of environmental volunteering in Colombia?

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Cartagena - Quito

Hey friends,
My wife and I are looking to take a small backpacking trip this coming summer, and I was hoping to get some advice for a specific part of the trip between Cartagena and Quito.

Meaning, where should we go a long the way? We could fly direct to Quito, but I'm more interested in seeing a little more of Colombia (if it is worth it - if yall suggest to just pass through, I'll heed that suggestion).

My current thoughts are to either fly or take a bus from Cartagena to…

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Cartagena tourism article in NYT

Saw this earlier this month in the New York Times. I'd be curious (1) if anyone actually in Cartagena agrees with the 36-hour itinerary or (2) has something additional to recommend and (3) if you see anything in it that smacks of BS, aside from the obvious tourist trap stuff.

www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/travel/things-to-do-in-36-hours-in-cartagena-colombia.html

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Colombia from Ecuador - Ipiales Popayan & San Augstin

Hello. Looking for some help please - getting from Quito to Southern Colombia.

Presently in Quito - intend to spend about 6 weeks in Colombia, then probably flying from Medellin to Panama City, mid November.

I´d like to visit Las Lajas cathedral in Ipiales, then go onto Popayan, & also visit the statues at San Agustin, (before heading North - Coffee Region, Bogota, Santa Marta/Cuidad Perdida, Cartagena and finish in Medellin).

I'm having difficulty finding any buses that go from Quito…

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location of spiritair in bogata?

has anyone used or seen the spirit air counter in bogata_?
I would expect it to be in eldorado.
has anyone used spirit to depart bogota, where did you find the spirit air coounter

thanks

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PNN Los Nevados

I am pondering a trek in Los Nevados and have a few questions which I am unable to locate definitive info about.. the official PNN website does not seem to have been updated in at least several years and prior thorntree posts are 2+ years old.

1- Is the park currently open? There is reference in 2010 & 2012 that it was temporarily closed due to threat of volcanic activity... and further info that there is a shortage of rangers. Any info on which entry points are open/closed is greatly…