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]
Date: March 9th 2012
6oo metres above a 2600 metre high city.
Today Sam and I accomplished our only goal of making it to the cable car which rushes 40 people at a time to the top of Cerro de Monserrate. The mountain which is home to a church, over looks the enormous city of Bogota. The altitude of Bogota alone has left the two of us a little breathless, we indeed felt it more at the top of ... read more