Postcard from Tequendama Falls, Colombia

by William Ramirez /
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Apr 04, 2012 / 2 comments

Located in San Antonio de Tequendama, Colombia lies in Tequendama Falls, the largest and most notorious waterfall in the entire county. When taking this photo, I was mesmerized at its monstrous stature, 515 feet high with water surging through a rocky gorge that narrows to about 60 feet at the brink of the devastating fall.


 Tequendama Falls, Colombia



Ironically, I could not stay for long to take the picture because this great attraction comes with a great cost - pollution had completely overwhelmed the great attraction with a disgusting smell that burns the inside of any person's nose. Honestly, I would have to say that withstanding the horrible smell was worth it because there is no other place like it; words seem very difficult to describe the situation as it was just a perfect scene that will sojourn in my mind for many years to come.


This great experience can be achieved through the International YMCA’s Global Teens program to Colombia, to learn more about this program visit



William Ramirez is a member of the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program  

Comments (2)

  • Dr. Jessie Voigts

    12 years 1 month ago

    William - who knew that it was so stinky? You really took me there - and also, made me want to go. Great job!


    Jessie Voigts, PhD


  • Ed Forteau

    12 years 1 month ago

    I love your photograph. And your description gave me a very good sense of your experience.  Keep up the great work.


    Ed Forteau

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