Cabo de la Vela, Colombia August 7th 2011 Cabo de la Vela, Colombia
The day started off meeting our guide Alvaro, and Daniel (from Bogota) who was not a backpacker, but actually going up to Punta Gallinas to work with the native Wayuu peoples living there. He was a fantastic travel companion over the next few days, teaching us about his country, the scenery, and the people.
The drive into La Guajira province was amazing. We drov ... read more
South America » Colombia » La Guajira » Cabo de la Vela 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
Have had the travel bug as long as I can remember. Have lived and worked in Santiago, Chile and in Hong Kong, China. I currently live just outside of Toronto. Renovating our home means trips to Florida and the cottage are the only trips here. Off to Florida tonight! Woot!
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