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Jan 3, 2010 - The Lost City

I arranged an excursion to Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) from Taganga. This is a 3 day trek through the jungle to a hidden city that is believed to date back to the 11th century. The jungle is so vast and the city is so well hidden that it wasn`t discovered until the 1970`s. It was discovered by treasure hunters/grave robbers who kept it a secret for a few years whilst they stole all the gold from it that was left after the Tayrona people fled when the Spanish invaded. The conditions of the trek were quite tough in that it was really hot...

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Nov 1, 2006 - Lost City

Ciudat Perdida- Lost City Endlich ist es so weit. Am morgen starten wir zu einem 6- taegigen Trekking-Trip zur Lost City mitten im Urwald. Da wir unser Gebaeck selber tragen muessen hat jeder nur ein minimum mit. Gleich am ersten Tag erleben wir einen fuerchterlichen Wolkenbruch und es geht 4 Stunden lang durch knoecheltiefen Schlamm. Als wir unser erstes Nachtlager erreichen fallen wir wie tot in unsere Haengematten. Am zweiten Tag geht alles schon viel besser und endlich kann ich auch den Urwald richtig geniessen. Es ist wie im Maerchen....

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Patrick on the road

Oct 27, 2005 - Parque Tayrona y La Ciudad Perdida

From Santa Marta I (brandon) went on a little two day solo mission to a beautiful national park called tayrona. As soon as I entered the jungle i began to see wildlife such as monkeys and giant monitor lizards. I hiked with a cool couple along the way, the guy was from venezuela and the girl bolivia. The views were breathtaking and the ocean was the stereotypical caribean jungle that you seen in post cards. I rented a hammock and slept in a refuge called el cabo. At night i was presented with a beautiful lightning show and fish swimming...

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Whe're in America

Sep 9, 2005 - Ciudad Perdida - COKE MAKING 101

A lot of blood, from the friendly mosquitos and the scrapes and bruises of knocking into tree branches and some rocks; tons of sweat with the heat and climbing and the humidity and God Damnit was sweaty good; not any tears this time, maybe close on a few of the climbs but not so much and a few close after the fact when the desire to scratch the hell outta of mozy bites (that's british for mosquito bite, I was informed that I waste a good two syllables per exhausting time I used mosquito, understandable life is short and we don't want to...

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Newman's Journey

Jul 7, 2005 - Colombia - Ciudad Perdida (day 3/4)

...Still we are with a great gang of fellow travellers and have excellent guides and the final goal ...the Lost City proves to be a very magical place, well worth the trek and set in the most amazing scenery. However the 1,280 steps at the final ascent is a bit of a killer! Along the way we were privledged and humbled to witness the incredibly primitive, yet proud lifestyle of the indigenous Tayrona Indians. It is also hard to reconcile in such a peaceful place that less than two years ago, a group were taken hostage from the very place we...

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Mar 5, 2005 - Colombia: Trek to the Lost City (Cuidad Perdida)

Cuidad Perdida was discovered only as recently as 1972 (by looters unfortunately) and was the most important centre for the Tayrona culture . The looters called the Lost City the "Green Hell," as it was so hot, there were 1000's of mosquitoes, and it was a nightmare to get to. Gold and ceramic items began to appear on the black market, and Ciudad Perdida, or the "Lost City," became known as such in 1975. Cuidad Perdida is at the northern part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta where mountains rise from the coast to a height of 5,800m in...

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