Author Archives: Rachel Kristensen

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Jardin Colombia – Hard to Get To, But Worth the Effort

Like many places, the road less travelled is often rewarding. Tucked away in the Colombian heartlands, Jardin is a similar town that is hard to reach but easy to love. Many thanks to Dale of the Maritime Explorer for sharing his experiences in this small town with us after joining a recent Colombia tour.  We hope you enjoy his post as much as we do. 

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Plaza de Bolivar Bogota Colombia

Botero Museum – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Not every piece of art is beautiful to every person. But it almost always can invoke some sort of emotion and usually, a conversation. We’re pleased to present a blog written by Dale of The Maritime Explorer on a recent tour to Colombia with a stop at the Botero Museum. Thanks for sharing with us Dale!

Plaza de Bolivar Bogota Colombia

Bogota’s Plaza de Bolivar’s first building dates back to 1539 and was a primitive cathedral.

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La Candelaria Bogota Colombia street art woman

La Candelaria – Where Bogota was Born and Street Art Reigns Supreme – Colombia tour.

Have you ever took the time to appreciate the street art while travelling? On a recent Colombia tour, we did just that. In another instalment from a wonderful trip to Colombia, we join Dale from The Maritime Explorer as he describes the street art encountered on his travels through Bogota.  We hope in sharing his blog written from a recent departure, you enjoy this piece as much as we do.

La Candelaria Bogota Colombia street art woman

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Monserrate – Bogota’s Sacred Mountain and Top Attraction

Time for another wonderful installment from a member of our recent trip to Colombia. Written by travel writer Dale Dunlop who joined our intrepid group on a remarkable exploration early 2018. 

Sanctuary of Monserrate Bogota Colombia

The Sanctuary of Monserrate is a Catholic Shrine located in Bogota, Colombia, and built between 1650 and 1657. If you’d like to visit, it’s possible to walk the 1.5 miles to the top of the mountain. If that sounds too strenuous, it’s possible to take the funicular or a cable car.

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Inside one of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal) tunnels. This salt mine began its life around 500 BC, well before the cathedral was built in 1932.

Zipaquira – Catedral de Sal followed by a Game of Tejo

What better way to learn about a place than from first-hand accounts. We recently were fortunate enough to be joined on a Colombia tour by writer and lifelong learner Dale Dunlop who was kind enough to share his impressions of Columbia with us.

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira Colombia Catedral de Sal

Inside one of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal) tunnels. This salt mine began its life around 500 BC, well before the cathedral was built in 1932.

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Bogota’s Mercado de Paloquemao, as legend has it, was named after a large dry tree which had burned down. The market originated in 1946, and is in its present location going back to 1967.

Bogota Market – A Great Introduction to Colombia and Its People

For us at Adventures Abroad, our clients mean the world to us. With small groups capped at 18 people, we get the chance to meet some truly wonderful folks and feel privileged to share our journeys with lifelong learners who are as passionate about travel as we are. We recently were fortunate to be joined by a Dale Dunlop who was kind enough to share his impressions of Columbia with us.

Calla Lily vendor Mercado de Paloquemao Bogota

Bogota’s Mercado de Paloquemao, as legend has it, was named after a large dry tree which had burned down. The market originated in 1946, and is in its present location going back to 1967.

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The Temple of Hatshepsut and Other Wonders of the West Nile at Luxor

If you’ve never been to Egypt, it is a destination unlike any other. History and hospitality go hand in hand. In 2017 we were pleased to welcome Dale from The Maritime Explorer along for another one of our fantastic journies to Egypt. Kindly, Dale has shared his experience with us and this time is taking us to Luxor. Below is Dale’s experience, as originally told by him on his website

Hatshetsup Temple Egypt aerial view

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