Kapoors Year 12B: Mexico and Colombia travel blog

Kapoors Year 12B: Mexico and Colombia

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Year 12: Mexico and Colombia travel blog
January - March 2018



The focus of this trip was intended to be Colombia, a South American country we had long wanted to visit, but we were concerned about the lack of safety during the long years of unrest with the FARC rebels. Now that a peace treaty has been signed after nearly 50 years of conflict, we put aside our former fears.


The previous summer we had booked a flight home from Bogota for March 19, 2018, using accumulated travel points with Aeroplan. We thought we would like to spend a month in Colombia, but weren’t at all sure how we wanted to make our way there.

We eventually decided that we’d had enough of the rainy winter weather on Vancouver Island, and made a plan to go to Mexico in late January. We’d spend a month exploring the central highlands before continuing on to Colombia. We were keen to visit a friend in Guadalajara; a lovely Mexican woman from whom we’d purchased our condo in 2015.

She gave us a huge surprise by insisting that we use her car to roam around the ‘Silver Cities’ of Zacatecas, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato as well as Querétaro and Morelia. We had intended to travel from place to place by public bus; her offer made our journey so incredibly quick and comfortable. We were able to meet her extended family both before and after our two-week sojourn, adding tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Mexico and Mexican family life.

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NOTE You can click on the links below the Home Page Map for a detailed regional maps. This will give you a better view of our route and the cities we toured.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
10 
 
 
San Miguel de Allende
 
11 
 
 
Querétaro
 
12 
 
 
Danze Azteca
 
13 
 
 
Morelia
 
14 
 
 
Guadalajara
 
15 
 
 
Mexico City (In Transit)
 
16 
 
 
Panamá City (In Transit)
 
17 
 
 
Bogotá
 
18 
 
 
Usaquén
 
19 
 
 
Candalaria
 
20 
 
 
Museo Botero
 
21 
 
 
Cartagena - Getsemaní
 
22 
 
 
Cartagena - The Walled Town
 
23 
 
 
Cartagena - Doors And Doorways
 
24 
 
 
Cartagena - Eating And Drinking
 
25 
 
 
Medellin
 
26 
 
 
Bogotá With The McColls
 
27 
 
 
Villa de Leyva
 
28 
 
 
Around Villa De Leyva
 
29 
 
 
El Dorado (Gold Museum)
 
30 
 
 
Toronto (In Transit)
 
31 
 
 
Vancouver (In Transit)
 
32 
 
 
Hola Victoria!
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