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Travel articles on Providencia

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Travel articles on Providencia

This forum isn't as active as other Colombia forums, so wanted to share a few travel articles that found online:

Independent 2013 article: independent.co.uk/travel/americas/providenci…

San Diego Reader 2013 article: sandiegoreader.com/news/…

NYTimes 2014 article: nytimes.com/2014/…quiet-in-the-caribbean.html

Washington Post 2014 article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/tra…

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Although not a travel article per se, BBC has a new video and related articles on the impact of drug trafficking on the island. Here is where you can view the video in the US: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34487322

Note the statement: "One way of creating more jobs would be to develop tourism, but this is a path Old Providence has deliberately shunned — in contrast with its neighbor, San Andres, which is now dotted with resorts."

Edited: 08 November 2015, 08:44
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More detailed article from BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34487450

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Well,perhaps there are reasons for not spilling all the beans on these "secret locations"

Behind every internet travel article is a sales pitch;now that the mystery is solved we won't need to book those expensive travel tours...:)

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The articles mention are somewhat accurate except for the 800 boys missing from Old Providence . It makes good copy but not very true. Also there are no Rastafarians on either Island. Just because you wear dreadlocks and smoke Ganga does not make you a Rasta. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots does not make you a cowboy. Native people (Raizals) don't look highly on Islanders dressing like Jamaicans. They do like Reggae music but that is only one type that they like.

It takes more then a so called journalist who has visited for 2 weeks,gleaned some info from the Internet to know the people of these Islands.

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Yes,plastic dreads are everywhere as are embellished travel stories.

btw I hope our paths cross again before we both grow too old,take care buddy.

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6. Re: Travel articles on Providencia

very interesting reading - thanks a lot. So I'll remember not to wear my "Rasta wannabe" t-shirt when we go :) or any of my many rastacolored coverups and such lol

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