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18 April: Penol/Guatape

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We have chosen Claro as our provider for telephone and internet. They would have the best Colombia wide coverage, which is true up until now. But the largest pre-paid data package is only 2 GB, which we used in two days. Using Google maps as GPS and doing a post. We decided to use the […]

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13-17 April: Medellin

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A remark to our last post: the coffee beans drying at the side of the road are mostly used for own, family and friends use. The rest of the harvest goes in big bags, not dried, from the field to the wholesaler or cooperative in town. A short drive brought us from St. Tomas to […]

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12 April: Tomas

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We drove through the green mountains of Antioquia. The coffee growing departament of Colombia, from which we got proof at the side of the road. Farmers drying their coffee beans at the roadside. The road leads us steady higher up to 3.000 meter above sea level. Resulting in a nice cool weather, very pleasant after […]

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11 April: Occidente

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In daylight we saw what a great spot we had, right at the beach. However staying was not an option. So after a walk on the beach we left. Driving for hours and hours, miles and miles through huge banana plantations. We think all the bananas consumed in Colombia are grown here.Later during the day […]

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10 April: Arboletes

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Just outside Cispata lays the Volcan de lodo El Tesoro, or in English the Mud volcano. A mud volcano is a volcanic cone of low or no height formed by a crater. The cone is filled with mud, which as is been said has a healing effect. The origin is not related to the true […]

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09 April: Cispata

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We left Campestre and were on the road again. This time with our phone, Google Maps, as GPS, because our GPS has no map of Colombia. We tried to get one over the internet but this didn’t work out, we lost 20 US$. Lets see if Google is workable for us. Otherwise we have to […]

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06-08 April: Campestre

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We changed to the campground Vida Campestre, about 10 minutes driving away from our old one. After reading the comments in iOverlander we thought the electrical hookup would be strong enough to run our air-conditioning. The campground is situated at the rim of a small valley with a magnificent view on Cartagena, especially at night […]

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05 April: Turbago

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Yesterday it was dark and we were tired, however it was not that late. In daylight we saw how dirty the Truckhuis had become. Not at the outside but at the inside. The inside was covered in a layer of dust, however it was closed.We unpacked, stored everything and started to clean. Our campground is […]

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01-04 April: Disembarkation

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The Truckhuis had left Veracruz on Monday, March 25th on the Sydney of Hoegh autoliners. The estimated arrival (ETA) in Cartagena would be March, 29th. In theory we should get an confirmation e-mail about this and or the invoice for the shipment from Hoegh. This invoice we should cancel as soon as possible, because a […]

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27-31 March: Cartagena

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Cartagena de Indias, as its full name is, was the main Spanish port on the Caribbean coast and one of the gate ways to South America. Here were the treasures stored plundered from the indigenous people until transport to Spain could be arranged. This caused several attacks and sieges resulting in pillage of the city. […]