[Click here for a guide to teaching English at the University of Ibague.]
[I've written some travel guides to some lesser-known parts of Colombia I've been in: Mompox, Los Estoraques and Parque Los Nevados.]
I lived for 15 months in Ibagué, a small city tucked in the mountains about 300Km west of Bogotá, the country's capital. I worked as an English teacher at the University of Ibagué at the Language Centre.
|Ibagué, the Musical City of Colombia.
The capital of the Tolima department. Being about 1300 metres above sea-level, it has a spring-like climate all year round.
Want to learn Spanish here?
The University of Ibagué does an annual summer course for foreigners.
Ibagué Cathedral (left)
Plaza Bolívar, Ibagué (right)
Note the statue of Simón Bolívar, el libertador, on the left.
Nevado del Tolima (left)
Laguna La Leona (right)
This lake is located at 4000m in the páramo, an eco-system peculiar to the Andean region where frailejones grow. The Paramillo del Quindío can be seen in the background.
See my Parque Nacional Los Nevados page for more information.
There were numerous indigenous groups living in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Europeans. There are fascinating vestiges which they left behind to be seen in Colombia.
San Agustín (left)
San Augustín has a famous archaeological park with mysterious statues similar to ones found in Easter Island.
Ciudad Perdida (right)
The Lost City of the Tayrona Indians, a 5-day walk in the jungle surrounding the Santa Marta mountains. See this Miami Herald article for a recent account of a trip there.
There are some excellent places to eat out in Bogotá with food from all over the world. But don't miss out on the Colombian food also, it is excellent.
This page is still under construction.
(c) Ixent Galpin 2002 - 2008