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Going to Leticia for 4 days
What do?
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>>2424166
It's worth looking into getting vaxxed for yellow fever, and getting an antimalarial. If you're in a pinch, there's a pharmacy on every corner in Colombia, so you'll be able to pick something generic up at cost.

Colombian border areas are sketchy due to drug trafficking. If you're gonna be exploring the countryside go with an established tour company or something, DO NOT just go wandering off.

It sounds counterintuitive, but cocaine is actually heavily imported to Colombia from Peru, so that it can be refined and smuggled upwards into America.

Watch out if you're going to a bar, especially alone or in the company of other foreigners. Scopolamine may be put in your drink, or a sketchy guy can shake your hand to dose you with it. They can even blow it in your face. They're so desperate in Colombia these days they're even doing it to locals, better watch out.
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Watch out for these motherfuckers, they'll give you Chagas disease which can turn chronic and damage your organs. Wear long-sleeved shit so you can avoid mosquitos with malaria as well.

You wouldn't be the first person whose health was ruined by a trip to the Amazon. It's why Teddy Roosevelt died at 60 even though he was a robust man.
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>>2424166
>>2424175
You also don't need a prescription for shit in Colombia, so there's no excuse not to pick something up for malaria. Try to go for a Pasteur or a Drogueria Alemana to make sure they're not giving you sugar pills, though any pharmacy should be fine.
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>>2424175
>>2424182
Appreciate the security tips. Any ideas regarding stuff to do and the like? Is it worth it to go places close by like Tabatinga, Santa Rosa, Puerto Nariño?
>>2424178
Getting a tropical disease really sounds like a horror story, do they sell any spray/repellent for them?
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>>2424182
>You also don't need a prescription for shit in Colombia
Totally unrelated to the OP, but I remember downloading a mobile pharmacy app when I was in Colombia. Shit had everything imaginable. You could buy straight-up injectable testosterone, sissy-boi hormones, or that World War II-era Nazi shit that makes you lose crazy weight by burning your body fat from the inside out. All without a prescription or any questions asked.
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>>2424530
> World War II-era Nazi shit that makes you lose crazy weight by burning your body fat from the inside out.
wtf are you talking about?
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>>2426436
zyklon b
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>>2426436
starvation
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>>2424175
>>2424182
malaria is really that bad down there? i'll be going pretty soon (not OP) but i will be sticking to the cities. do you need the yellow fever vax and malaria pills even in the cities?
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>>2426442
lol "the cities"

It's a village right on top of a stinking pestilential river

You'll probably be fine, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Anti-malarial drugs are like $5 there, no prescription needed. Now that you've been warned, if you get that shit, it's on you.
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>>2424530
Brb gonna get some Pervitin and steroids for maximum gains

then rawdog two $40 8/10s
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>>2424493
Going to the Amazon to visit places like Santa Rosa and Tabatinga seems counterintuitive. If you want to see what civilization in the jungle looks like you'll get your fill seeing. When you get off the flight, head for a tourist agency and go into the jungle for a few days.
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>>2426701
*get your fill seeing Leticia
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>>2424493
Also don't think the Brazilian parts of the border are any safer than the Peruvian ones. Cartels export cocaine to Europe using Brazilian and Argentine ports. Both sides of the frontier are controlled by gangs from their respective countries, they would NOT appreciate a rando fucking around seeing what's going on.

Many isolated areas in Latin America are like that. Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds. There are parts of the country where people literally stumble on gold in the ground. The Clan del Golfo sends armed bands to take over mines, regardless of who owns the rights to the land. They fight off the police with mortars and heavy machine guns.

Driving through the countryside, there are places where it feels too quiet, where you can feel the tension in the air. Villages near strategic areas have sinister fucking people beneath the surface. Santeria is practiced in Colombia due to the African legacy near the coast. Criminal gangs make offerings to the devil in exchange for protection, and to hurt their enemies. The last thing I'd describe Colombians as is gullible, but most of them seem to believe in it. Self-described witches are respected and feared. No Gwyneth Paltrow crystal ball shit.

This is a place where even in the city, people constantly flout the rule of law. In the country, once you get into trouble, there's nothing or no one that can help you. Green hills as far as the eye can see, without a soul to be found. But there are bodies underneath.
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>>2427528
Look. Cut the bullshit, alright? I'm Colombian myself, I'm just asking around if /trv/ has any interesting ideas of things to do/try in the Amazon.
What are you trying to achieve by bringing up this magic voodoo shit? Not gonna deny it may exist out there, but whatever the fuck does it have to do with this thread? Maybe try your luck in /x/ or something?
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>>2427539
Respect, hermano.
I’ve been in your country twice and nothing happened to me. Countryside everything. You are cool people and this guy is just overdramatising it.
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>>2427539
>>2427543
I'm just telling you the shit I've seen and heard from my own experiences in the country. I'm bored and like writing about shit that interests me. Whether or not you believe in it is up to you.

People here say it's a larp when I tell them they blow scopolamine in your face too, and that it's enough to mess you up. Doesn't make it any less true.

That's the point of travel and travel writing, isn't it? To discover shit that's unlike anything you've seen and heard before.
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>>2427528
Ayyyy ehspoooky!
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>>2427548
That's right
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>>2424166
How's the cooming in the Amazon?



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