Our beautiful resort near Santa Marta, Colombia

Hotel Casa Barlovento. Our place to stay for three glorious and warm days. Our room with special views was the lower balcony looking out to sea. As is usually the case, you just settle into the joyful and peaceful ambience and it is time to go. But wow, did we…

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Bliss in Santa Marta, Colombia

First day at our Santa Marta resort on the Caribbean Sea. Blissful and weather almost perfecto! We travelled from our house in Chia to El Dorado Aeropuerto Internacional in our family group of 10. Saying good bye to some of our new Colombian family as emotional but we have been…

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A Colombian wedding, in Tabio

What a wonderful and beautiful venue for a wedding. And how the beauty was matched by the hospitality, joyfulness, passion and energy of our Colombian hosts and family. Looking back on the site of the wedding ceremony. Weather was fine and cool; the service respectful, emotional and special. We have…

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A majestic house near Chia, Colombia

Some people are just so fortunate o be able to experience life’s luxuries, while admiring nature at the same time. We are the lucky ones chilling out in this magnificent home, with cool but fine weather, and an open fire on tonight as the night’s chill sets in (maybe 5C…

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In beautiful Chia (near Bogota), Colombia

The delightful view from our house in the hills near Chia, Colombia. We are at nearly 9,000 feet, in among the mighty Andes mountain range. Yesterday we left the tourist area of Cartagena on the Caribbean Sea and headed back to Bogota by air. Flying with Avianca for about one…

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Exploring Cartagena, Colombia

A good day to rest after much travel and restoring a sleep routine, overcoming jet lag, and back to sea level after being at 2,625m (8,660 feet) of altitude at Bogota. Day one in Cartagena was restful in the morning, although we woke up early so had breakfast early, before…

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Cartagena, Colombia

So, we flew out of Bogota on a very pleasant flight to Cartagena on the north coast of Colombia, on the Caribbean Sea. Took maybe 1.5 hours or so. Very efficient taxi service as we arrived. Used the ticketing system as advised rather than the freelancers who work without a…

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Bogota, Colombia

What a dynamic and surprising place. And for those of us who have family connections, so welcoming. But there are challenges. The first is to cope with the inevitable jet-lag that we are dealing with, having travelled from Australia the day before, one day stay in LA, then ‘red-eye’ to…

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On the road again, to Colombia!

Brisbane to Los Angeles to Bogota Finally, after many months of planning we hit the ‘road’. Well the air actually. Leaving on a flight from warm Brisbane after catching a shuttle from home. Bound for Los Angeles, on a 13 hour flight. Left at 10pm Australian time, arrived LAX about…

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Emma Gorge, Kimberley, Australia

Cool but so exhilarating after a hot walk. Emma Gorge, how I love thee! Perhaps one of my favourite places I have seen in the Kimberley. The walk in is a little challenging but most scenic, culminating in this stunning vista. The subsequent swim is the sensual reward and vital…

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