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While many of Ecuador’s volcanoes allow hikers to their craters, a few invite you into their mysterious interior too. At Quilotoa, 3 hours from Quito, you start at the summit. Enter into a small village, perching above one side of the 1.8...
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Banos, Ecuador
For those with a love of extreme adventure, head to Baños in central Ecuador. Here you can ride horses up the side of a volcano, hike in a cloud forest, and plummet down thundering waterfalls. I never quite understood the thrill of adventure...
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Noruega E1049 y Av. 6 de Diciembre, Quito 170505, Ecuador
What La Ronda lacks in size, it makes up in style and beauty. This street, so short you could hold your breath and run its length, bustles with bars, artisanal craft shops and ice-cream parlours. Stroll down its cobbled-stone path, restored in...
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Quito, Ecuador
For spectacular views of sprawling Quito, take a ride in the TelefériQo. This aerial lift, one of the highest in the world, takes you up the east side of Pichincha volcano, but don't worry, its active caldera is on the western side of the...
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Lake 69 is a large aquamarine lake at 4650 meters above sea level. It lies at the end of the Demanda Valley, the continuation of the Llanganuco Gorge. The lake's pure color and crystalline waters led this place a near-mystical beauty. Getting here...
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Salento, Quindio, Colombia
We were drawn to an unplanned trek on the Los Nevados National Park Valle de Cocora 7.5 miles loop trail, gaining 3,000 feet in elevation to Finca La Montana at an elevation of 9,400 feet, crisscrossing the Quindio River a half dozen times on...
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Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
There’s nothing quite like whiling away a warm afternoon by sipping on a silky coffee in the company of a loved one. Head to the upper reaches of Parque Lleras and you will find independent, chic coffee shops lining the streets. Me Late Chocolate...
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Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Latin America’s unique flair and passion is epitomized by Medellín, with its parks and plazas the heartbeat of this culture. Parque Lleras in Poblado is popular among tourists, and it’s easy to see why. Winding streets laden with bars, restaurants...
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#43d-, Cl. 12 #43d109, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
I recommend you the peruvian restaurant ""De La Pitri Mitri"" in Medellín for his authenticity, simplicity and conviviality. If you want more informations : http://www.acasecome.com/2016/04/07/restaurante-medellin-peruano/
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Cra. 40 #10a-02, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
I recommend you this italian restaurant, it's traditionnal and tasty. I tried the pizza Belluno, spinach gnocchi with a 3 cheeses sauce and the tiramisu. An other good point : they are making their own "pasta". :) If you want more informations :...
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Cra. 35 #8a67, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
I just love this place. Cake and pie are so delicious. The owners are colombian and they are very passionated on pastry! I would recommend you the passion fruit pie "tarta de maracuya" ! Bon appétit! If you want more informations :...
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Cra. 50a #53-45, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Fernando Botero, the second most famous man from Medellin, is best know for his larger-than-life sized figures rendered both in paintings and sculpture. Twenty-three of his sculptures are on permanent display in the Plaza Botero (a.k.a. Plaza de...
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Cl. 107a #Cra 33B # 107A-100, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
The Biblioteca España was built in 2009 as part of a redevelopment effort in Medellín, and has rightly become a source of civic pride. The library was built high in the mountainside barrio of Santo Domingo, to be not only a library and community...
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Cl. 107, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
For the cost of a metro ride in Medellin you can transfer at Acevedo station to the Metrocable line, a gondola system that will whisk you up the side of a mountain to Santo Domingo. The ride is comfortable, and the views are stunning. Traveling...
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A short boat trip from Cartagena will deposit you on the beach surrounded by turquoise water. A great chance to get away from the city bustle and enjoy a slice of paradise. You can lay on the beach sipping drinks, snorkel, kayak, play beach...
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The Andean condor is Colombia's national bird, and it's one among more than 130 avian species on display at the National Aviary (Aviario Nacional de Colombia) outside Cartagena. But the condor is the least impressive of the birds here—at least in...
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Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
Cartagena's Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena) contains a somewhat modest collection of about 300 works, most of which are paintings or sculptures donated by Colombian and other Latin American artists, including Enrique Grau...
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Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
This central plaza has an interesting past. In the early 1600's "auto-da-fe" took place. This was the ritual of public self-punishment of condemned heretics during the peak of the Spanish Inquisition. Today, its main attractions include the Palace...
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Getsemani, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
You know how some places look like they were painted into real life? Cartagena, Colombia is one of those places.