Nearly Robbed in Northern Sri Lanka

February 13th, 2011

Sri LankaWe Said

Last summer during a six week adventure in Sri Lanka, the small tear drop shaped island near India, I stood crushed for hours against George in three different crowded buses on a Friday evening in a near pilgrimage to the Far Northwest. I thought the war was over when we decided to journey on a … Continued

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During our travels in Northern Colombia we left behind the city of Cartagena, the town of Santa Marta, and and the quickly growing fishing village known as Taganga, to get truly off the radar.  After a four hour drive from Santa Marta we arrived in Riohacha, a small coastal city that feels a little rough … Continued

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Article first published as Colonial Colombia: Santa Marta and Taganga on Technorati. Traveling north of Cartagena along the Colombian coast you reach two towns, Santa Marta and Taganga, jewels of the Caribbean coast. We went one way by Marsol, van transport and back by public bus. Because George is fluent in Spanish from his years … Continued

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