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Posts Tagged ‘Lost City’

Colombia’s Call: From a Lost City to the Amazon with Mambe Travel

  • Andrew Thompson
  • 10 November 2013

Once a place travellers were advised to avoid, Colombia no longer suffers from the ill effects of powerful drug cartels at war with one another and the government. It is now a place attracting ever larger crowds, drawn in by its world-class natural and cultural attractions. Here are just two of them, as well as the kind of community-conscious tour operator that will help you make the most of your stay.

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May I Take a Picture of You?

  • Marcela Torres
  • 10 October 2012

Meeting people from other countries and cultures is part of the magic of traveling. We often encounter charming people that share their traditions with us and we can’t resist the temptation of capturing that moment with our photographic cameras. This enthusiastic impulse, however, may sometimes cause an unexpected negative reaction.

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Video Spotlight: Across the Andes

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 21 September 2012

Take a quick trip through the Andes and over the Altiplano with this week’s video spotlight. Well-paced time-lapse footage follows winding mountain paths across Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, offering breathtaking views of ragged mountain tops, ancient monuments and local city life along the way.

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The Inside Word on… Santa Marta, Colombia

  • by Fabiola Duerig
  • 8 February 2011

Anyone who visits Santa Marta, Colombia, must visit Tayrona National Park, a natural paradise with some of the best beaches in the world, the mystical Lost City in the nearby mountains and the surrounding estuary mouths of rivers at the Caribbean Sea. It is also worthwhile to visit the small bays and towns nearby to interact with local people and to learn about their customs and culture. These are just some of the ideas revealed through the Inside Word, in which our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods.

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Photo of the Week: A Buritaca Sunset in Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Image by Carlos Martín, text by Fabiola Duerig, whl.travel local connection in Santa Marta
  • 13 December 2009

A Buritaca sunset is unique. Here, a local child basks in its glory while walking along the river of the same name that flows into the Caribbean Sea. Buritaca is located at the base of the northern foothills of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada, 50 minutes from Santa Marta. In recent years it has become a popular…

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Santa Marta Is whl.travel’s First Destination in Colombia

  • whl.travel
  • 3 September 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IS ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Santa Marta, known for its beautiful beaches, thrilling festivals, great weather, good value and laid back vibe, is one of Colombia’s most popular resort towns, attracting tourist from around the world throughout the year.

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