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COLOMBIA


Location - South America; Capital - Bogota; Population - 45 million; Currency - Colombia Peso

From Otavalo in Ecuador I took a bus to the Colombian border and on to Popayan via Pasto, in April 1998.

 

colnote1000 Colombian Pesos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col1Colombian military rehearsing for Semana Santa (Easter) parade in Popayan

 

 

col2Image of Christ being carried during Semana Santa parade, Popayan

 

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col4Andean group playing in Popayan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col5Popayan's colonial buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col6World music festival, Popayan

 

 

col7View of Zipaquira, near Bogota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside Zipaquira's amazing Salt Cathedral - a cathedral built underground out of solid salt.
It also depicts the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) and has several chambers and rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col11The Palace of Justice, site of the M-19 guerrilla massacre, Bogota - click here for more info

 

 

 

col12On the opposite side of Plaza Bolivar is the Capitolio National, Bogota

 

 

 

col13The colonial quarter of La Candelaria, Bogota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col14In central Medellin is the Parque de Bolivar, leading to the Basilica Metropolitana

 

 

col15Plaza de los Coches in the beautiful old town of Cartagena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col16Cartagena old town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col17Standing on the walls surrounding Cartagena's old town

 

 

col18Cannons atop Cartagena's walled city - 16th/17th century

 

 

col19The Caribbean coastal town of Santa Marta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

col21Taganga's Playa Grande, near Santa Marta

 

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LINKS

www.turismocolombia.com - Colombia tourist board

www.cartagenainfo.net - info on Cartagena

www.colombia4you.com

 

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