Archive for 'Colombia'

Self Portrait in a Hotel Room

Self Portrait in a Hotel Room

That must have been in Bogota 2008.

Swimming in Taganga

Swimming in Taganga

Colombian tourists at Taganga, Colombia.

Barba Vieja

Barba Vieja

This stuff hanging form the trees is called barba vieja. Picture was taken in San Gil, Colombia.

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Fried Colombian Ants

If you’re into fried ants, Colombia is right for you! The ants being eaten there are rather big and are called Hormigas Culonas (~big ass ants). They are also available in lemon or barbecue flavour! We had these ants for breakfast in San Gil, Santander in central Colombia. How gorgeous they taste!

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Picture of Carnival in Colombia

The biggest carnival in Colombia takes place in Barranquilla and it’s supposed to be the second biggest of the world after Rio de Janeiro. This picture was taken in Taganga near Santa Marta.

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Black Vulture Colombia

Black vultures can be found in cities in southern USA, through Central America and throughout most of South America where it feeds on rubbish. This black vulture picture was photographed in San Gil, Colombia.

Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis

Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis

To protect the coal workers from getting the coal miners lung (or black lung disease) (coal workers pneumoconiosis / coal dust disease) they wear protecting masks. This photo was taken Feb 2012 in Sogamoso, Colombia.

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Paramilitary Colombia

Sometimes in Colombia you come across signs of its violent past at common places. There are now plenty of paramilitary groups in colombia, all a threat to human rights in Colombia. Amongst the most influential one is Auc Colombia. Colombian paramilitary violence is overwhelmingly targeted towards peasants, unionists, teachers, human rights workers, journalists and leftist political […]

Dirty-Jesus

Dirty Jesus

“Jesus with dirty feet” Jesus had at some point dirty feet, we know that. He was also hanging out with Maria Magdalena (who was a prostitute but not necessarily even a notable sinner – and the idea, popularized by The Da Vinci Code, that Mary was Jesus’ wife and bore his child, sounds amusing). I guess from time […]

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Can Goldfish Live In A Bowl

This poor goldfish was found in Colombia in a shop where I used to cover my beer supply. Goldfish can live in a bowl but not long. In the best case, goldfish living in a bowl that is regularly cleaned will live for a couple of years.  The worst scenario is the fish will be […]

Volcanic mud bath

Volcanic Mud Bath

These people come out of the mud volcano of Totumo. You can experience this mud bath photo near Cartagena, Colombia. Benefits of a mud bath are: soft skin and plenty of fun.

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Stormbringer

The picture was taken at Playa Blanca, an isolated, near perfect cliche Caribbean beach which is at the Caribbean coast of Colombia, off Cartagena de Indias. There’s no electricity or decent accommodation (no hotel but hammocks basically) and the mosquito eat you alive. However the weather is just great and the temperature of the water is constantly 27C. Make sure to bring a good book.

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Taganga Colombia

Taganga near Santa Marta is not the idyllic fishing village it once was, but local authorities have realized some tourism implementation on the front beach and tried to improve the infrastructure. It still has charm and might be a nicer place than Santa Marta. The photo shows the main beach which is shared with the […]

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Pablo Escobar Dead

“Plata o Plomo” Escobar had a way of dealing with his enemies: he called it “plata o plomo”, literally, silver or lead. Usually, if a politician, judge or policeman got in his way, he would first attempt to bribe them, and if that didn’t work, he would order them killed, occasionally including their family in […]

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Restaurant In Colombia

Near Taganga

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Pet Colombia

Not really a Colombian pet, rather a typical dog without home and hope. Found in Taganga, Colombia.

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A Picture Of A Little Boy

Little boys pics can be cute. I found this little boy at Bolívar Square, Bogota, Colombia.

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Imagen Colombia

A part of a waterfall near San Gil in Colombia.

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The Production Of Sugar

Made from sugar cane on a rather small scale near San Gil, Colombia.

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Pozos Azules

The Pozos Azules are seven ponds of various shades of blue in the desert near Villa de Leya in Colombia. They sit on private property, which means you have to pay 2 bucks to get in.

Eyes For The Blind Dogs

Eyes For The Blind Dogs

A half-blind dog somewhere in Colombia. Most likely dead by now.

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Mud Face

This photo was taken at the Volcán El Totumo near Cartagena, Colombia. Being enveloped by the thick, cool mud felt odd at first, yet strangely comforting. It was more difficult to move around than anticipated, and you don’t sink easily as the mud is very thick and being pushed up from out of the earth, so […]

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Colombian Spider

In the Tayrona Parque Nacional, Colombia you’ll find all sorts of animals in Colombia. It’s a great place for relaxing a couple of days at the beach – you’ll sleep in hammocks + no electricity after 10pm though. On top of that there are lots of fluffy things crawling around while you’re sleeping…

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Colombian Landslide & RichardAlois

Sometimes travelling in buses in Colombia takes longer than expected. Anyway it’s super painful to wade through a landslide since it consists of rather sharp crushed rocks and mud. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of me when I cross the mudslide… Taken between Cali and Buenaventura.

Columbian Rain

Colombian Rain

Heavy rain in the middle of nowhere in San Gil, Colombia. I liked the girl in the rain.

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Botero Colombia

Medellin Colombia

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Colombia El Pais de la Lluvia

Lots of rain in Colombia. Nice rain though.

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Guinea Pig Race

Guinea pigs (cavies) need regular exercise to stay healthy. This guinea pig game takes place in Bogota Colombia. More guinea pig racing here:

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Who Invented The Typewriter

Although many modern typewriters have one of several similar designs, their invention was incremental, provided by numerous inventors working independently or in competition with each other over a series of decades. As with the automobile, telephone, and telegraph, a number of people contributed insights and inventions that eventually resulted in ever more commercially successful instruments. […]


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