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Taking the Rápido along the Amazon from Leticia to Puerto Nariño

No roads link the towns and villages of the Colombian Amazon. Public transport between Leticia, the Amazonas department capital, and Puerto Nariño, the next largest town with around 6,000 mostly indigenous inhabitants, is by boat. The rápido, or rapid launch, leaves … Continue reading

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La Jangada hostel, Leticia, whose owner has travelled the Amazon by bicycle-boat and whose staff’s efficiency and dedication remain unsurpassed

La Jangada hostel in the centre of the bustling Amazonian town of Leticia is conveniently located for restaurants and ATMs. It offers clean, reasonably-priced dorms and double rooms and has a cosy, house-like feel. The children enjoyed sharing their own upstairs … Continue reading

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‘In the Dragon’s Jaws: Many Exquisite Jewels’ [1]

The jungle had begun to claim the roofless walls and incongruous pillars that lured my eldest daughter. She likes taking photographs of derelict buildings and these ruins on the outskirts of Leticia in the Amazonas department of Colombia were irresistible. … Continue reading

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Leticia: Colombia’s Gateway to the Amazon

I was too ill to shower on the morning of our flight from Bogotá to Leticia (apologies to COPA Airlines and my fellow passengers), and I welcomed the chance to sit quietly and rest for the duration of our two-hour flight … Continue reading

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