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Amazon

After finishing my practical service as Qm Sargeant, I took a couple weeks leave to visit some more exotic places. First stop was the Amazon, more specifically, Leticia.

Leticia alone is not such a special place, very similar to other Colombian cities next to large bodies of water (Sta. Marta, Baranquilla, Cartagena) but is very different in the amount of vegetation surrounding it. ¬†Arriving by plane at LEticia, feels like you’re arriving someplace where mutated broccoli became gigantic.

It was a wonderful experience, the indigenous people are extremely kind, and the three bordering countries have a ‘no borders for tourism’ policy wich makes visiting this area that much easier/interesting/exotic.

Defiitely a place I hope to visit once again, hopefully for a longer duration than this visit.