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    • Any experience with getting a Colombian visa /e-visa?

      Colombia May 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      I am traveling to Ecuador in July, and would love to spend a couple of weeks in Bogota on my way in or out, since it's where I am flying into anyway. However, I do need a visa for Colombia - and since I live in Macedonia, and don't have a Colombian embassy and/or consulate here, it seems like the easiest way to go for it would be to go for the e-visa.

      I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with going through the process? On the official website, it says that once the e-visa has been approved, one still has to get a stamp in their passport - either in the Visa and Immigration Office in Bogota, or in the nearest consulate. I have a couple of questions:

      • Does it make a difference whether I'd get the stamp in Colombia or in a consulate in a neighboring country?
      • Is getting the e-visa the same as getting a regular visa? Do I stand more chances in getting it if I actually go to the nearest embassy? (which, as it turns out, isn't close to my country at all, so e-visa would still be the best option for me)
      • Is getting a Colombian visa a fair possibility? I mean, if I have all the right documents etc, should I be worried about not getting it?

      Thank you in advance for your replies. Any extra info on this would be more than welcome :-)

      All the best,

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      Buses from Cartegena to Bahia Solano

      Colombia May 6, 2015 at 5:43 PM

      Hi I will be staying in Categena a few days in September before moving on to Bahia Solano to do the whale watching, is it possible to get a bus , or do I have to fly to Medellin and go from there to Bahia Solano? Any help appreciated

    • Age limits

      Bogotá May 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM

      I was wondering if there are age limits in Bogota (drinking, nightclub entry, driving etc.)

    • Day tour of Bogota

      Bogotá 8 hours ago

      Hi, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced tour company for a day tour of Bogota, I am travelling on my own so prices are invariably higher for 1 person. One that is kind to solo travellers would be good!
      Appreciate any input

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      Como ir a ver las ballenas desde Medellin.

      by Nailatourist Online Now Jul 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM

      Hola a todos ,
      necesito consejo, en agosto viajare por Colombia. He pensado ir desde Cartagena hasta Medellin para luego desde ahi ir a ver las ballenas. Viajare en bus (no avion)
      Alguien sabe decirme si esta es la mejor solucion? Desde Medellin, como me muevo? las excursiones en que ciudad es mejor reservarla? He leido que podria ir hasta Buonaventura desde Medellin (10 horas de bus), en vez de Buenaventura, bahia solano?
      gracias por vuestros consejos,

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM
    • email address

      by kazkastro Online Now Apr 9, 2009 at 5:49 PM

      how can i get the email address to these clubs? plz get back to me with more info!!peace!!

      1 Answer Apr 9, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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      Hostels or Hotels

      by drumachn Online Now May 25, 2008 at 9:16 PM

      Quiero saber cuales son los HOSTELs en donde los aventurosos van y que no cobran mucho por noche.

      I want to know which are the hostels that are frequented by the adventurous travelers and that do not charge a lot per night.

      Gracias, thanks.

      2 Answers May 30, 2008 at 5:57 AM
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      flights to caracas and bogota

      by gustad20 Online Now Mar 27, 2008 at 10:16 AM

      I need to go travel to Caracas and Bogota from Medellin. Whats a good way to find cheap tickets on the web ? I looked on some famous travel sites and the round trip prices are ridiculous. I am sure i can get cheaper tickets.

      Please sugegst

      3 Answers Mar 27, 2008 at 2:42 PM
    • Medellin Jose Maria Cordova (MDE) airport

      by josephr1224 Online Now Mar 7, 2008 at 10:21 AM

      I am meeting somebody at MDE airport. Is there a well marked, easy to find place in the airport where my friend can wait for me? I have never been to that airport. Any prominent store or easy to find spot for meeting somebody? Thanks in advance.

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      Visiting Medellin for a few days in April

      by englishman007 Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 8:48 PM

      Hi, it will my first time in Colombia in April. Visiting Villavicencio ( I am a keen aviation enthusiast and Villavicencio has great old aircraft still flying) and from there I am flying to Medellin with Aires. I know medellin had a bad rep- but I hear things got much better. I am not some rich tourist and I am not flashy but I do like a good time. I am also gay. Is there gay life in medellin and is it safe to go to the gay areas? In many cities the gay areas tend to be in bad neighborhoods so I am a little wary. Any ideas of hotels in those particular areas- is there even an " area" where I should be situated- I also plan to see some countryside and bus it down to Cali- would that an advisable thing to do?
      Many thanks for your assistance

      6 Answers Jan 23, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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      airport transportation

      by pekoe Online Now Aug 10, 2007 at 8:00 PM

      Does the Medellin airport have a registered taxi service? If not, what is the best option for safe transport to the city late at night? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 10, 2007 at 10:46 PM
    • Festival de Flores

      by Nightbyrd Online Now Jun 24, 2007 at 10:13 AM


      Does anyone know the dates of the Flower Festival this year?

      Thank You,

      Jeffrey Nightbyrd

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2007 at 1:52 PM
    • Colombia's Fashion Sense

      by Kelkan77 Online Now Jun 5, 2007 at 12:01 PM

      What do you mean when you say "you can't overdress in Colombia"????? as in you really can't or as in everyone is dressed to impress always???????????

      4 Answers Feb 12, 2008 at 8:15 AM
    • Aeropuerto Internacional - Ciudad de Medellin

      by miscuamacu Online Now Apr 5, 2007 at 11:21 AM

      Estoy visitando Medellin la proxima semana y llegare al aeropuerto a las 10pm y quisiera saber cual es la mejor forma de llegar a la ciudad, ya saben bueno bonito y barato, recomiendan taxi, "shuttle" (bus expreso) o alguna otra via. Tambien me gustaria saber cuales son los precios. Gracias.

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2007 at 12:35 PM
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      any trekking around Medellin?

      by micky_d Online Now Jan 19, 2006 at 6:56 PM

      i was wondering if there were any treks to do around the city, tours leaving the city to nearby reserves, any ecotourism at all?

      i heard there are skydiving companies in the city, any other adventurous activities anybody would recomend?


      1 Answer Jan 24, 2006 at 5:55 AM
    • where to stay in Medellin?

      by leocev Online Now Dec 16, 2004 at 11:53 AM

      i'm travelling to medellin by myself for a couple of weeks in the middle of janurary. For the first few days I plan to stay in a hotel but later will seek cheaper accomodations as i become a little familiar with the city. I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on some places to stay and activities or attractions I should not miss. Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 22, 2004 at 6:54 PM

      by elgie Online Now Sep 21, 2004 at 3:24 PM

      Hi everyone, My company (a large multinational) has offered me an assignment in Medellin. I need an advice from other "corporate junkies" - what is this place like? My major concern is security (have a wife and a little baby). All the bad rap about Colombia and Medellin, specifically, - how far/close is it to the reality? Also - basic necessities: what's the quality of medical services, can you find an English-speaking doctor/dentist, regular shopping, social activities. How much strain will absence of Spanish skills put on you? (I plan to study Spanish, no question about that, but I'm ZERO now). MOST IMPORTANTLY: do you know any other sites (preferably forums) for EXPATS IN MEDELLIN or Colombia (spent a couple of hours on the internet, couldn't find anything even remotely useful). Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Apr 17, 2006 at 9:29 AM
    • Paisa region??

      by russ75 Online Now Jun 17, 2003 at 11:17 AM

      What cities would be included in this area of paisa? Is paisa an area or region or?? Is it true that the people of this area are extremely hairy or is this just a generalization? What city would I have the highest probability of meeting ladies with this quality in Colombia? (mujeres muy velludas). I'm an American, travel frequently to BQ & Cartegena and what few experiences I have had there it seems the women were not blessed with this quality. Just a personal preference that I have. Hoping someone who is from Colombia might set me straight about this. Possibly I am incorrect about the paisas and need to look elsewhere. Thanks for any information/ideas/suggestions. I will be forever grateful. Kindest regards and happy travels!!

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2003 at 4:03 PM