In the Historic Santa Bárbara Plaza.Located just in front of the Magdalena River, the Casa Amarilla is perfectly situated in the historic centre of Mompós o Mompox. With just 10 rooms in a beautifully restored colonial home dating back to the XVII century, we offer a tranquil environment that is both relaxing and accommodating with an emphasis on excellent service. In the Casa Amarilla our guests feel right at home in the unpretentious elegance of our comfortable rooms. The Casa Amarilla boasts unrivalled views from our rooftop terrace over the colonial tiles, the river and from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Allow yourself to be swept away and seduced by the authenticity of the Casa Amarilla!
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We provide friendly, professional instruction in the subjects of Overland Navigation, Survival and Combat Survival. Our courses are specialised and as such the instructor to student ratio is never greater than 1:2, and often 1:1 on certain courses. As all of our courses are residential, you will be learning in a warm, quiet and friendly environment nestled in the heart of the Sierra Cabrera; with the instructor/student ratio being as it is, the high personal instruction time ensures that learning is quick, easy and above all stress free. All courses are based on the mastery of each skill in turn and are not time based in any way; this ensures that should you find a certain skill difficult to master, the instructor will spend more time with you at no additional cost until the correct level of proficiency has been attained. Our outdoor adventure holidays are run at a pace that suits your fitness and ability; we are able to be extremely flexible during your stay with us as the majority of the activities are in-house. Hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, running, mountain biking, snorkelling, old mine workings, subterranean passages, spectacular caves and ancient burial grounds are there for the adventurous. The area is so incredible that parts of the film ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ were filmed locally. The more adventurous may wish to summit Mulhacen, mainland Spain’s highest peak at over 11,400ft or explore the old gold mining shafts and tunnels at Rodalquilar as part of their adventure holiday. All this adds up to a great time, all the time. The Importance of Geography To state that our Overland Navigation courses involve geography may seem a little obvious; however, it may seem a little less obvious to state the importance of geography in Survival and Combat Survival. This importance is such that it may make the difference between life and death. We continually study the important correlations between geomorphology and our course subjects; this enables us to constantly improve the course content in order to stay at the forefront of outdoor education in these specialist subjects.
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Over the years, North India has become a very popular tourist destination, receiving millions of tourists. The northern plains of India houses some of the most popular cities in the country including the capital New Delhi, the land of Taj Mahal Agra, the beautiful cities of Rajasthan, the holy places of Varanasi, Amritsar, Rishikesh and […]
I wish to say a lot about my Dubai trip but will succeed that is a trail. This was my first trip but definitely, it is not the last. I have read a lot about Dubai and have wondered what made it so special and why people are flocking to this place from every nook […]
After graduation from high school I decided to take a year off before I went to college, I wanted to see Australia which had always been a dream of mine. Australia is one of those places that just seemed so majestic in nature with the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, and the wilderness […]
by Douglas Clarkson, The article traces the history of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice, France, describing its design, construction and consecration. Among the many surprises of Nice, on the French Riviera, is its Russian Orthodox Cathedral which was initially consecrated in 1912. The cathedral is noteworthy due to the diligent care its planners and […]
It was my first visit to Cape Cod off season. After hoofing along the sands for an hour or so, I happened to look back at my receding tracks; amazingly, they were as natural as those of the shore birds as they appeared marvelously wobbly. Beyond Nauset Light blinking white and red in the misty […]
Hiking to Split Level Ruins in the Grand Gulch* Anxious to move on quickly, my son Rich and I forged ahead of the group through sage brush thickets. My son suddenly raised his hand nervously. When I caught up with him, he said “didn’t you see the diamondback rattler winding back and forth next to […]
Folkoric Beliefs of Icelanders As we approached Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, appearing on the IcelandAir tv screen was an interesting saying: the most amazing thing about Iceland is not that ten percent of the world’s volcanoes are in Iceland or that 15% of Iceland is covered with glaciers, but that 50% of Iceland’s population […]
The Blue Lagoon and Beyond We awakened early on our third day in Iceland and soon found ourselves in the breakfast bar of our hotel in Reykjavik. The distinct and pleasant aroma of delicious coffee permeated the room. Halldor Laxness, in his novel Independent People (1946), writes that the smell of brewing coffe in a […]
Not Coal Nor Oil, But Icelandic Fire Iceland is situated atop the Great Atlantic Rift that is quickly (geologically speaking) dividing Iceland in half by 3 centimeters per year. This rift is separating the North American tectonic plate from the Eurasian plate to create powerful volcanism in Iceland with a hot spot of magma only […]
Traveling the world remains one of the best and most important ways you can spend your money, and every visit to a city or country you’ve never been to before changes your life in some way. But how do you hold onto the memories of your travels? Sure, you can take plenty of pictures to […]
Iceland At Last! At long last we arrive at Keflavik Airport some thirty miles east of Reykjavik! I may have dozed on the IcelandAir flight between Goose Bay and the Labrador Sea half way to Narsarsuaq, Greenland and the great land mass of glacial ice. Perhaps next time we’ll plan on touching down at Nuuk, […]
As our IcelandAir jet flew over a piece of Newfoundland well on the way to Reykjavik, my mind drifted back down to Port Aux Basques over fifty years ago. On June 3, 1958 we arrived at North Sydney, Nova Scotia to board the car ferry early in the evening bound for Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland. […]