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Hey, looking at traveling to Colombia in South America in the summer holidays. My holidays start at the end of June and I want to explore this beautiful country. My schedule is flexible as to dates but I would like to have 2 weeks there. I'm not sure where I want to stay, probably Cali and Medlin, I'm open to suggestions where to stay and have a blast. I'm spontaneous, I love nature, culture, and outdoor and pretty anything exciting, adventure will do. Also, I’m looking for any travel buddy who…

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We are experienced travelers and I typically plan our trips as fly & drives combined at times with trains or buses- self tours using cheaper hotels. I have done over 20k of solo motorcycle travels in all of Mexico and am a life long rider FWIW. When I travel solo I stay in lower hotels than when my wife's along, HA! In a place like the UK, as an e.g., these would be like 3 star hotels or B&B's when she is along.
As retired educators living on retirement checks our pockets are not deep! We can…

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Hi, does anyone know when is the last bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta? Or the first? (Going in April, during Semana Santa.)

Blogs give plenty of info on how to get to Riohacha, less on how to get back.... Wondering if I should plan to spend the night, or if I should be able to get back towards Santa Marta coming in from La Guajira.

Thanks!

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Hiya!

I'm planning to go to South America with my boyfriend on 31 July for 6/7 weeks. We are hoping to spend 2 weeks in Colombia, 2 in Peru and then 2 in Bolivia.
I've been looking into flights and planning what we could do and just wanted some advice on our Colombia itinerary. We know there's the feria de las flores in Medellin (not too sure the exact dates as I couldn't find a legitimate website on the internet) so was thinking it may be good to be in Medellin for some of that?

This is what…

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Hello everybody!

We're planning to spend 3 weeks in Colombia in April, travelling with a 3-year-old kid. I wonder which regions you would recommend at this season and with this amount of time? I thought of the Zona cafetera and the Caribbean area (Cartagena, etc.), but what would you suggest?

Also, does anyone know how the situation is / is supposed to be in April regarding the climate, and the effects of El Niño? Which areas can be best visited in April, and which are not worth at that time…

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Hi, wasnt entirely sure where to put this. I'm trying to kick start my 3 month backpacking around South America with the Bogota Half Marathon in July. I'm having trouble signing up to the race because I dont know what they require when it says NÚMERO DE DOCUMENTO on the very first page. I cannot get any response to facebook messages or find any other way to contact the organisers so I'm hoping there is someone out there that knows what this number is.

http://www.correcaminoscolombia.com/inscrip

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In the past few weeks I've been posting useful and interesting destinations and information about Colombia, where I've lived for 10 years. I have traveled for more than 200 destinations within the country and that is why I would like to show to the rest of adventurers, backpackers and travelers in general how many things remain to be known about this beautiful country. I hope that those who read these publications like and I can keep posting next months.
Last week I posted about a beautiful town…

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I've recently arrived in Medellín and I'm finding it difficult to find a private Spanish language teacher. I have contacted a few of the schools but I would prefer to have a private arrangement with a good teacher.

I'm hoping someone knows a teacher whom they can recommend.

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Easter is near and it is recommended to visit Chiquinquira, religious capital of Colombia. Its very name means priestly city, place. Of worship of the gods. Is a charming town, with majestic squares, churches and convents. The village lies in the valley of Saravita, surrounded by hills and leafy forests. It is close to Bogota, only 136 km and approximately 2 hours and a half. From chapinorte gueshouse zona rosa de bogota, take transmilenio to Portal Norte, there frequent buses to the city of…

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Hi,
I was thinking about staying at a hostel in La Candelaria area in Bogota
I saw a few threads regarding this, but they're relatively old, so my questions are:
1. Is it still considered a bit dodgy there? I mean, safety wise
2. I'm looking to enjoy the nightlife Bogota has to offer. Are there any decent clubs in the area? If not and most of them are in the north of the city - is it feasible to take a cab to that area every night? How long is it? (including the traffic)

Thanks in advance.