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Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby whit04 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:48 pm

Hello fellow globetrotters!

I am an avid traveller who has already visited 21 countries on 3 continents. In May 2010 I will be adding three more countries to my list when I embark on my first trip to South America. Over the next month I will be traveling around Colombia, Ecuador and Peru with one of my best friends who just so happens to be a professional photographer!

I will be blogging about my adventure on http://musingsofatravelista.wordpress.com/ with photos to come later.

Hope you take a minute to check it out and enjoy the adventure along with me.

Travel Light,
Whitney

PS - I have booked the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu and the Lake Titicaca Homestay with GAP Adventures!
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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby TravelFun » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:17 pm

Great intro on your blog Whitney...and do keep posting back with reminders and updates of your adventure!

You will not regret Colombia at all...yes it does get a bad rapport but it's a beautiful country. Initially I was hesitant but I really wanted to see Colombia so I did, inbetween my trip to Ecuador and Venezuela. I just did Bogota and Cartagena as a taster trip and found it soooo friendly and relaxed....and now I want to go back for a longer period and venture away from the cities.

You will love it...actually you'll just fall in love with S.A. for sure!

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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby kris_nyc » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:57 pm

I visited Cartagena and Bogota just this past November, and both cities were fantastic and very safe. Bogota is beautiful...very well done with lots of green space and certain streets closed off on weekends for people to go running, bike riding, walking their dogs, etc. There's a great market on Sundays called the Mercado de las Pulgas full of local vendors where you can browse and pick up cool souvenirs. Don't stay in the old city in Bogota though; that was the shadiest area we saw in the city. Was never once hassled or felt ripped off in Bogota. In Cartagena, the biggest nuisance was vendors trying to sell stuff on the beach...just like what you would encounter anywhere else. You're going to have a great time. South America is awesome.
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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby whit04 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:48 pm

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Thanks for your tips... I'm very excited! I am also planning to visit both Bogota and Cartagena and I'm glad to hear that you had a good experience. I'll be staying with a friend of mine in Bogota so I'm not too concerned about the shadiness of the area, but I will make sure to check out that Mercado. I've also heard about the annoying vendors in Cartagena so I will attempt to look less touristy... if that's even possible with my pale white skin ;) Anyways, thanks again for your comments. Watch out for updates in the near future... I leave in 10 days!!!
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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby TravelFun » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi Whitney,

I've replied to your PM but the message is in my Outbox at present...if you don't receive it in the next couple of days then I'll post my reply here.

...and only 10 days to go for a pretty unique adventure!

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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby whit04 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:42 pm

I'm taking off today... wish me luck!

PS - Hoping to post every couple days!
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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby TravelFun » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:50 pm

Good Luck and look forward to the updates......
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Re: Travel Blog - Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 2010

Postby whit04 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:26 pm

Just blogged about the Lares Trek and Machu Picchu... check it out.

http://musingsofatravelista.wordpress.com/
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