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Villa de Leyva  

Villa de Leyva

Colombian History, Prehistoric and Colonial

March 5th 2009
Day 704 (03.03.09) The small colonial town of Villa de Leyva was given protected status over 50 years ago and so none of the buildings are modern and the cobbled streets are lined with small whitewashed houses with pretty little balconies and brightly coloured flowers tumble over high garden walls. We had managed to catch a brief but beautiful glimpse of the town on our way through in the dark ... read more
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Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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