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Exploring Colonial Towns Barichara and Guane


BARICHARA In 1975, declared “The prettiest village in Colombia.” Altitude: 1,237m (4,058ft) Population: 4,149 Average Temperature: Around 23ºC (73°F) In the local dialect, Barichara means “Place of Rest” and it is certainly that with sleepy colonial streets and shady central … Continue reading

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Parrots and a Great View in San Gil


SAN GIL The “adventure capital” of Colombia Altitude: 1,114m (3,655ft) Population: 33,592 Temperature Year-Round: 24 to 32ºC (75-90°F) San Gil is hot. Well, for me and my pasty white gringa skin anyway. It’s the nearest big town to Mogotes, about … Continue reading

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