CIUDAD PERDIDA AND THE NASTY BITING INSECTS! September 15th 2009 Day 1:
Arrived 8am at the Turcol office, Santa Martha, waited awhile for the other members of the group, 2 French guys coming from Taganga. Louis and Vincent from Paris, good friends from way back. Apparently there is only 3 of us. Since they were late I was able to buy a sunscreen quickly.
Drove through paved roads for 1 1/2 hours going east, got to a checkpoint manned by young military personn ... read more
South America » Colombia » Santa Marta » Ciudad Perdida 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