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Punta Gallinas

La Guajira Peninsula

August 16th 2010
After two weeks in the city and days on rollercoaster roads in the cloud forests, what better antidote than a spot of ecotourism in the desert? And if it includes a visit to an ethnic minority, then so much the better! La Guajira is a peninsular that juts north into the Caribean Ocean around the border between Colombia and Venezuela. What particular microclimate has produced this desert surro ... read more
South America » Colombia » Riohacha

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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