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    City: BOGOTA
    Mission: British Embassy
    Address: Edificio Ing Barings
    Carrera 9
    No 76 - 49 Piso 9
    Bogotá
    Tel: (57) (1) 317 6690
    (57) (1) 317 6310
    (57) (1) 317 6321
    Fax: (57) (1) 317 6401 (Consular/Visa)
    E-mail: britain@cable.net.co
    Hours: Mon-Thurs: 13:30-17:30 / 18:30-22:00
    Fri: 13:30-18:30

United States UP


    City: BOGOTA
    Mission: US Embassy
    Address: Calle 22D-Bis # 47-51
    (Mailing:
     Carrera 45
     # 22D-45 Bogota,
     D.C. Colombia)
    Tel: (571) 315-0811
    (571) 315-1566 (Consular Section)
    Fax: (571) 315-2197
    (571) 315-2208 (Information)
    (571) 315-2127 Visa (non-immigrant)
    E-mail: webbogo@usia.gov

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Ambulance, Fire and Police numbers are listed. Marine, Mountain and Consulate (24Hr) Emergency numbers to follow, where applicable.

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This section will help you assess the potential risks and plan the precautions you need to take both before you go and once you are away.

Worldwide protection for backpackers of all nationalities:
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bakpaka is in the process of researching accessibility for ALL travellers worldwide.

The information being collated reflects the standards and facilities available concerning transport, accommodation, places of interest, leisure pursuits and communication.

Airport facilities and much more at:
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General and country specific tips for backpackers, including things to do and see. We are looking for your input, so email tips & anecdotes letting your fellow backpackers and us know what's happening out there!!!

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ECOTOURISM
Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the enviroment and sustains the livelihood of local people.

Visit the CI Ecotourism Section of The Ecotravel Centre at:
Ecotourism

For tailor-made experiences take the Travel Link to:
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This section will develop into a comprehensive guide to current weather and seasonal trends experienced in this country, and advise on weather related issues affecting places of interest.

Current regional conditions and forecasts:
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bakpaka is compiling a hostel and budget accommodation guide to suit your needs. In the meantime why not check out the worldwide accommodation options below and through our travel link

The booking system operated by The International Youth Hostel Federation:
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The Hostelz guide to Hostels
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A comprehensive Cyber Café register is currently under construction.

The most comprehensive guide on the net:
Cyber Cafes

Here's a selection operating in this country:

    Cyberland
    Cra 7, No.41-15
    Bogota, Colombia.
    Tel: (57) (1) 3401864
    Fax: (57) (1) 2453621
    Email: cyberlan@cable.net.co
    Cost/Hour: $5.000 pesos
    Hours: 07:00-18:30

    CaribeNet
    Calle Santo Domingo 3-54,
    Cartagena, Colombia.
    Tel: (57) (5) 6642326
    Email: caribe@caribenet.com
    Cost/Hour: $6.000 Pesos
    Hours: 10:00-22:00

    Punto Web Café-Bar Internet
    Calle 43, Cra 69A, Esquina,
    Medellin,
    Colombia.
    E-mail: puntoweb@col3.telecom.com.co
    Cost/Hour: US$3
    Hours: 10:00-22:00 (daily)

    Top Music & Videos Cafe Internet
    Avenue 4, Oeste no. 3-88,
    Cali, Valle del Cauca,
    Colombia.
    Tel: (57) (2) 8960139
    Fax: (57) (2) 8960089
    Email: topmusic@topmusic.com.co
    Cost/Hour: US$ 4.5
    Hours: 10:30-12:30, 14:00-22:00 (daily)
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