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What Coffee are you?

Written by Payton Lee in S. America

We fell in love with Colombian coffee and we think you will too. Because of that we have designed a coffee quiz to determine the best beans for you. Not all coffee tastes the same…unless you only drink the stuff that comes out of big red cans. In that case I’m sorry we will be spoiling your coffee drinking habits. This quiz is designed by what we have learned about the different coffee beans that come out of Colombia. There is some room for personal interpretation, but it will give you a general idea of what type you will enjoy the most. So without further adieu…     Full descriptions: Café de Cauca- médium body, …

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The Difficulties of Life in Bogota

Written by Hank Martin in S. America

Bogota is a sprawling, diverse city that grew faster than its own skin. The transversal streets and other diagonal roads cutting through the grid are the stretch marks. Colombia has the greatest number of internal displaced citizens out of any country. The narcos, their violence and destructive behavior forced people out of the country and into Bogota.

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Travel Doldrums: Beating Travel Boredom

Written by Payton Lee in S. America

Have you ever been on a trip where your cash-flow seems to be going faster than planned or expected? Have you ever found yourself bored because you want a day off from spending your hard earned money, and all of a sudden you don’t know what to do with yourself without paid entertainment? When Breaking Trail went on our Colombian adventure we found ourselves in this situation. Six weeks of travel is a long time and money starts to add up even if you are in a poor country. You have to buy food every day, you have to buy water or drinks because it’s hot, and you want to buy gifts and souvenirs for …

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Visit Santa Marta in Spring

Written by Payton Lee in S. America

Think of Santa Marta as an in between place. From here you can most definitely get there. We need those types of places too, or we would never get where we wanted to go. Confused? Think of it like this. Every person has a role in life, a place in the world, just as every city does. The key is finding out what your role is.