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Bogotá's Greatest Little-Known Museum

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The National Museum's recently-renovated front.

If you only have time to visit one museum in Bogotá, consider making it the less-known National Museum, which has a little of everything. Art? It's got abstract art, classical paintings, sculpture, modern art and even some Boteros. History? You'll find all you want, from pre-Columbian times, through the revolution, to Colombia's growth and contemporary exhibits. How about gold? They've got rooms of it, and silver, too. Anthropology? Yep. African face masks? Yep. Mummies? Yep. You get the idea.

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  • MARINA ARANGO
    MARINA ARANGO says #
    Thanks, hope all in your stay in my beautiful country be pleasant!
  • Hayward
    Hayward says #
    Colombia is a diverse country. In several trips I have only experienced a samll portion. My bus trip from Manizalas to Bogota was ...

The Harsh Guajira Desert

Right up in the north-eastern corner of Colombia, bordering Venezuela and the Caribbean lies the Guajira peninsula. This is a region that nominally belongs to Colombia but remains sparsely populated and out of touch with the rest of the country due in part to its hostile yet intriguing desert environment. Make the trip here now as it is slowly becoming a travel destination for the more intrepid visitor.

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  • Richard
    Richard says #
    I used a French agency out of Cartagena
  • Tom
    Tom says #
    Hey great article. Have you got a link for the transport you used?

Juan Valdez: As Colombian as it gets

I was staying with a couple of Colombians and a friend of mine came to visit us from Scotland. Keen to know everything about Colombian culture, she sat listening intently as our hosts unloaded hours of information about the country’s history of the country, and how things are now. Having explored what I thought was every corner possible, my friend suddenly turned meek. Sheepishly, she asked, "What about Starbucks? Are there any Starbucks here?" Laughter rung through the apartment.

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    cow says #
    juan valdez rocks

My fantastic Colombia travel BlogTrip to La Guajira

Very occassionally a trip comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with travel in the first place: the sense of adventure, the overwhelming feel of amazement with the world and the excitement of encountering new cultures you didn't know existed.

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  • Domitilla Raimondo
    Domitilla Raimondo says #
    Hi Paul Could you send the details of the tour opperator you went with. We would like to do the same trip. Thank you Tilla...
  • Marce
    Marce says #
    Hey Paul. How many days were you in La Guajira?

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