playa blanca June 26th 2008 The Carribean sea..blue warm and beautiful...we stayed for one night in an ancient tent, on a beautiful beach. It started to rain about midnight but not enough to drown us. Gavin scampered up a very tall coconut palm and stole a couple for tea when no one was about :> it was very hot there and we both got rather burnt badly, but swimming in the warm turquoise water was joyous.
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South America » Colombia » Bogota 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