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Colombia, South America

Salt Cathedral of ZipaquirΓ‘

May 31, 2015
View of main nave from the top

Salt and God! In the small town of Zipaquira 90 minutes from Bogota is the spectacular underground Salt Cathedral. When salt deposits, industry and Catholic salt miners meet there’s only one option and that’s to create a sanctuary for the saints for protection for the days work. After a couple of decades an official project began and the Salt Cathedral was created with a dedication to the patron saint of the miners.   Today when you walk through the one-hour tour you are guided through a new Cathedral that was constructed in the 1990s. You walk through the 14 stations…

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Medellin’s Free Walking Tour- The beautiful, the ugly, the scars

May 26, 2015

Yearning, come to my country, see my beautiful people, shake our hands, take our hugs, see past my scars and know I haven’t been completely in charge of the history that was put in front of me but here I am, showing you the good, the bad, my city Medellin.Β  This was my interpretation of our tourist guide’s feelings as he walked us through his city. We went on the Real City Walking Tour and we’re toured by Hernan. We started at the Alpurjarra metro station with a group of 20 people and made our way to the Antioquia Railway.…

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Central America, Panama

COFFEE 101- Finca Dos Jefes Coffee tour

April 25, 2015

  Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or not, not learning a little about coffee when traveling to Boquete, Panama is unacceptable. Boquete is said to have the best coffee in the world, not to mention the best coffee farm tour sponsored by Richard from Finca Dos Jefes. In the region you can find the world renowned Gesha (not Geisha) beans, the highest rated coffee in the world according to the Coffee Grower’sΒ Association! And, it will only cost you between $300-400 a pound. During the tour you’ll learn more about this and others coffee facts. Rich, your tour guide starts…

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