Archive for category: Colombia

D Bogotá

2009.04.17

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 4.6099, -74.0820

Ranking: (2 votes, average: 2.50 out of 5)

And we left Medellin… but in a luxurious way: airplane. After all, at 40 dollars the passage (all the taxes including) was worth to avoid six hours in a bus.
Bogota. With more harmony and balance than many other cities that I could imagine. It was a time of relaxing and planning.
We kept with the short film deliria, with the addition (to the relatively big cast) of Henrik [se].
Many conversations on metaphysical subjects with Slava and Ignacio [co]. The chess took over pool as the game. Also, we had time to enjoy some south korean films.
I reunited with Piotr (a guy I met in Rio de Janeiro), and went partying… though that ‘rumba’ wasn’t a good one. I guess I wasn’t in a good mood… though there were some interesting chicks in the night of La Candelaria.
Plastics: how to collect in bags 1500COP that Olimpica’s supermarket owed me (just a matter of wine). The hand-drawn map, and the most expensive post office.
Other than that, pure tourism. Museums, viewpoints, pinnacles, shadows and tall trees.
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Animación
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Animación
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Harp
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Harp
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Iluminación II
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Iluminación II
Iluminación I
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Iluminación I
Horizonte
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Horizonte
Inodoras
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Inodoras
El pervertido
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El pervertido
Colpatria I
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Colpatria I
Botero facial
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Botero facial
Bolívar
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Bolívar
Engine over Bogotá
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Engine over Bogotá
AlA
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AlA
La Candelaria
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La Candelaria

D Medellín

2009.04.14

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 6.2513, -75.5760

Ranking: (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)

I went to the hotel were Mr. Vladislav and Charline were staying, and I reunited with Vladislav. Near Botero Park, that zone was curiously dodgy. Nothing happened, though it was interestingly annoying being followed by beggars at all times. My pseudoargentinian accent worked somehow in some situations.
One night, I strangely (meaning drunkly) bought a crack pipe from some disturbed hobo after talking with him for a while. I gave him around 300COP (0,12USD)… well, he was quite desperate, it seems. But other than the situation of talking with him for a while about the drugs he consumed with that surprisingly refined crack pipe, everything seemed absurd the next day. And the pipe had too much freebase residue to carry it around! Not healthy!
We spent a lot of time playing pool. Sometimes even 6 hours in a row.
Overall, Medellin wasn’t a very enriching experience. It was only enriching in terms of pool technique.
Vía
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Vía
Bola 12
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Bola 12
Josepho
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Josepho
Botero
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Botero
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D Fugaz en la Chinchiná

2009.04.13

1day, Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 4.9858, -75.6070

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

At the ‘Eje cafetero’ you gotta do what you gotta do: drink coffee, visit coffee plantations.
Chinchiná has the most important factory of freeze-dried coffee, according to what they say. But I discovered -in a swift visit with Daniel- that is not the touristy spot that someone could expect. I mean, they had a tourist information office (something that can be curious for a town that small) with a hot and helpful girl there, but there’s no real attraction, no real plan. Especially if you arrive later than 9am.
So we just wandered randomly, and saw the coffee factory in which you cannot enter because they had wonderful industrial secrets (and of course, they are producing weapons of mass destruction).
At least we tried the coffee there!
Los secretos del liofilizado
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Los secretos del liofilizado
Medida de potencia
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Medida de potencia
Café (1 ‘tinto’)
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Café (1 ‘tinto’)
waj!955
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waj!955
¡Lo de siempre!
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¡Lo de siempre!

D Manizales

2009.04.11

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 5.0622, -75.4956

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

I went straight to the hostel in the flyer I had in Cali. It was better than the average, especially the WiFi-Internet connection.
Conversations with Jazmin [co]. Carulla, overfeeding, and love is the drug. Walking through Chipre. Blood sausages. Daniel [uk], ‘Cristhian’ [co] and someone else.
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Piscis
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Piscis
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Chipre
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Chipre
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Catedral
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Catedral
Alcaldía
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Alcaldía
Por su seguridad y la de los suyos
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Por su seguridad y la de los suyos
As pombas
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As pombas

D Pereira

2009.04.11 (15:00)

Colombia, geo-stop, RtWp02 | Geo: 4.8083, -75.6942

Ranking: (No Ratings Yet)

Little more than jumping from a bus to another.
La visión de Adolfo Pereira
La visión de Adolfo Pereira

D Salento

2009.04.11 (10:00)

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 4.6382, -75.5773

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Rebecca had recommended me Salento. But I didn’t consider that Holy Week was going to be that terrible there. That special holiday triggered a sequence of deceptions. First, everything was full. Second, it was pouring rain. Third, the places I found had their prices inflated. Fourth, I didn’t have patience, nor cigars. Five, I had to carry a lot of stuff while walking around (well, not that much, thanks to Lili).
When I made the decision of fleing away from that town, I started finding places that were acceptable. But it was too late for my damaged patience…
It was the third time something similar happened to me. Meaning, a bad day for a(n apparently) good place. Baños, Popayán, Salento.
I fled towards the north.
Calle llovida
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Calle llovida
Extraño Cristo Tribal
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Extraño Cristo Tribal
Cocora
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Cocora
Las Palmas
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Las Palmas
Plaza llovida
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Plaza llovida

D Armenia

2009.04.10

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 4.5287, -75.7043

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

I left Cali, without looking back. In Armenia there were no caucasians, nor people on the street. The Carrera 14, though, was overcrowded. Holidays celebration: let’s concentrate on four blocks.
Random memories: The danger was in following the other way, la ‘poderosa’ (fruit salad), mimo, Costeñas, the pizza, and the television.
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Empujad
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Empujad
Plateada
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Plateada
Where’s Wally?
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Where’s Wally?
Bolívar
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Bolívar

D Prison break – Season 6

2009.04.09

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 3.4233, -76.5245

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

With Uver [ec] and Dave [lu]. We visited the jail (of animals)… was OK. Although after one hour, the zoo is tiring.
Respect
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Respect
Recluso
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Recluso
Protección pactada
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Protección pactada
Pelican (brief)
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Pelican (brief)
Negro ejercitando en el patio
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Negro ejercitando en el patio
Los de la perpetua
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Los de la perpetua
Feed
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Feed
El soplón
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El soplón
El de la pastilla de jabón (mariposón)
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El de la pastilla de jabón (mariposón)
Cristal
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Cristal
Hamlet
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Hamlet
Visita carcelaria
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Visita carcelaria
Manada
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Manada
Gore
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Gore
Libertad
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Libertad

D Cali

2009.04.06

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 3.4233, -76.5245

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

I spent some days in Cali. I had the intention to reunite with Katerine [co], who I knew from Cordoba, Argentina. But in the end, nothing.
So the time passed in a hostel with WiFi. Went partying (rumba/carrete/joda/juerga/fiesta) with some people at the hostel. We were the most boring group that I could remember of. The individuals weren’t that boring: it was in the combination. Terrible!
The person that was considered as the funny one was -imho- insufferable.
Fortunately I had the chance to meet Mira [cz] and Milena [de].
Dálmata
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Dálmata
Lluvias eventuales (y en Madrid, sol)
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Lluvias eventuales (y en Madrid, sol)
Desde Sto. Domingo
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Desde Sto. Domingo
Limpiando (pintando nubes)
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Limpiando (pintando nubes)
Calzado
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Calzado

D Popayán and the Holy Week

2009.04.05 (15:30)

Colombia, RtWp02 | Geo: 2.4457, -76.6033

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Popayán was overcrowded. It was Easter, and it’s a town which is very proud of their spanish roots. Therefore, the Holy Week celebrations are huge. Popayán for Colombia seemed like a Seville for Spain.
I got back to the hostel I was in three days before, but it was full. I met Neil [uk], with whom I looked for another hostel. In the sudden storm, we found a house which was very close to the previous hostel. The only problem (that we overlooked) was that it was run by Norman Bates -unstable and verbally violent- and his mother -senile and intolerant. Well, it was just one night, so it was time to swallow an excess of pride.
Mix-ups and encounters with Rebecca, with whom I had an expensive Italian dinner flooded with wine.
Back to the hostel, I had to be in a conversation of ‘cool backpackers’ talking about how cool and espiritual was to go to a shaman. As a skeptic, I could consider interesting to experiment with ayahuasca and other hallucinogenic drugs… but the espiritual crap around it was absurd. Furthermore, they go to so-called ‘shamans’ -and most of them are not genuine at all, they are a subproduct made for tourists.
But I guessed that, after two years meeting some people like them, I had to get used to that kind of silly backpackers. In the end, they’re not that unbearable… it’s understandable: they are usually young, and from the U.S. (sorry for the generalization, but it’s a fact)
Sto. Domingo
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Sto. Domingo
Ejército
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Ejército
No sólo una paloma en la cabeza
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No sólo una paloma en la cabeza
Militia
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Militia
Otro tema cristiano
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Otro tema cristiano
7art.org
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