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Originally posted by Alaskan Man
The river shown in the photographs is the Caristales, which is located near the town of La Macarena in Colombia , South America .
The river, world famous for its colorful display, has been called:"the river that ran away to paradise," "the most beautiful river in the world" and "the river of five colors".
If you are from Colombia then you would know that river is located in meta department, in an area called "la serania de la macerena national park". It is a national treasure, and national park in colombia. It is also one of the biggest strong holds of Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, aka the FARC. The majority of their prison camps for kidnap victims are located in that area, including the camp that held Ingrid Betancourt, and the 3 american contractors for several years.
Originally posted by ghostryder21
Originally posted by CalibratedZeus
Too bad this is in Columbia since I would love to see the river with my own eyes.
Originally posted by SSimon
reply to post by CalibratedZeus
yeah it must be a guerrieros trick to attrack rich poeple and abduct them
Just because it’s in another country that you fear does not mean you cannot travel there. This shows how ignorant some people are about the world around them. Yes if you only hear negative news about the country your going to base your whole view on that. Good job. Remain ignorant.
Same goes to you. Let me ask you how many tourist traps are in the United States? Just for the sole purpose of taking your money, identity, and life? The US is no different from Colombia. The only reason you don’t hear about it is because its not national news. I myself am frightened to go to some places in the US. I will not visit my friends in the south for fear of going missing myself. How many people go missing in Europe? In Italy? Hell in France? How many of those are travelers?
Colombia currently has a thriving tourist trade. People are realizing its not how the news media claims it to be. They arrive at the country and are surprised at how clean it is, how nice the people are, how friendly everyone is. Yes I will admit that it does have its bad zones, but I dare you to name ONE city, not country but city, that DOES NOT have a bad area.
Yes I am from Colombia.
Also if you’re going to insult someone/place/thing at least spell it right.
Originally posted by Venetian
They could have used this location as a backdrop in Avatar!
Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
That river is stunning would love to go there and take photos.
Heres another pretty sight:
The Blue Grotto in Italy
The Blue Grotto is a spectacular accident of nature. Found on the Italian island of Capri, this soft limestone cave is suffused by an eerie blue light. The light comes from another underwater entrance to the cave and is reflected off the white cave floor. Roman emperors supposedly used the grotto as a private bath.
The site was effectively closed to tourists for several years because of guerrilla activity in the region along with concerns about the impact of unregulated tourist traffic. However, the site was re-opened to visitors in 2009