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Colombia de regreso: reencuentro con Sudamérica

Colombia de regreso: reencuentro con Sudamérica

A un año de haber entrado en Estados Unidos, nuestras ganas de estar de vuelta en Sudamérica eran incontenibles. Cuando uno recuerda un lugar o momento tiende a exagerar un poco las cosas y a rescatar lo bueno y maravilloso que vivió allí pasando por alto lo demás. A...
Visit Lamas & Wayku – Local Advice at its Best!

Visit Lamas & Wayku – Local Advice at its Best!

When choosing places to visit along our way, guide books can be useful, although the internet is sometimes more up to date. But nothing beats good advice from people who live there, or locals who’ve been there. That’s how we came to visit Lamas, and the town within a...
Sanctuary

Sanctuary

These photos are taken at the Parque Condor bird sanctuary in Otavalo.   The post Sanctuary appeared first on BARNA...
Topiary

Topiary

As far as I know there are only two topiary gardens in Latin America, Parque Francisco Alvarado, in Zarcero, Costa Rica and the Topiary Garden Cemetery in Tulcan, Ecuador.  We paid a visit to both on our Panamerican rambling. The municipal cemetery in Tulcan has the...
Suriname time-out

Suriname time-out

Teeeny update… So we’ve been parked up for a while, doing not a lot, chilling-out by the river in Suriname with a different type of traveller! These guys are taking some time out from sailing around the world. Yup… across the high seas in those...
Post No.484

Post No.484

Never lower your camera, never quit practicing. I watched a video with a frontline guitar player the other day, yup 3-4 hours practice every day, he said. Why would photography be different? There’s always something out there, dog, cat, mountains, flats, um,...
Olmedo Pesillo

Olmedo Pesillo

One of those ‘just drive and we’ll see where we end up’ day-trip. Drove up from Ibarra to Zuleta and kept going until we reached Olmedo-Pesillo. There are two adjacent indigenous villages under one jurisdiction. Not sure how many tourists are getting...
Green desert

Green desert

Although we are basically in a desert(ish) place, at least that’s how it looked 6-7 months ago when we were here before we crossed to Colombia, now it’s all green. It rains cats and dogs lately and the area has turned into a green desert. Blaze has some...
Better Stop for the Captivating Museums in Lambayeque

Better Stop for the Captivating Museums in Lambayeque

We meet so many overlanders who drive the Pan-American Highway, and pass straight through Lambayeque, unaware of what this region has to offer. On the other hand, we purposely returned to Lambayeque because we remembered (from our last trip ) the captivating museums...
RoRo Rampling!!!

RoRo Rampling!!!

It’s Sunday the  7th our anniversary and we have been on the road 5 months and I want a day off !! “WHAT !! I hear you say ?? They have been traveling 5 months and they want a day off … from what Come on !!” Funny but seriously howweird   is...
Canon 70-200 F2.8L surgery

Canon 70-200 F2.8L surgery

I the past few weeks my Canon 70-200 F2.8L felt somewhat strange then it became more and more obvious that is sick. The lens elements became loose. The front element above the focus ring and in the middle, just below the focus ring. The general feel was that the lens...
Post No.480

Post No.480

With quite a few blog posts and thousands of photos uploaded already sometimes I have no clue how to name a new blog post. Obviously people will look at the photos and maybe read a line or two. How about I just name the blog posts by their number? This is Post No.480....
Monster Turtles and Rockets

Monster Turtles and Rockets

There are turtles and there are giant leather-back turtles. And then there are space rockets. An odd combination, but in French Guiana we’re lucky enough see both in the same week. The end of our last blog featured a cliff-hanger, waiting to see whether our...
San Antonio

San Antonio

San Antonio, I wonder how many places are carrying this name. Probably at least one per each Latin American country. There are at least two in Ecuador San Antonio de Pichincha and San Antonio de Ibarra. Just few minutes driving from Ibarra is this sleepy town which is...
Adjusting

Adjusting

Scary, strange, adjusting, getting used to it and normal. I guess these are the stages of traveling in Latin America. Blending in and understanding it 100% is out of question, I think you need to be born into this environment for that. Crowd, noise, colours, smoke,...
When I wish I could shrink BERTA, our overland vehicle

When I wish I could shrink BERTA, our overland vehicle

Or Yasha’s idea for a short to-the-point title: Oops, we did it again! If I had known earlier about the route from Chachapoyas to Cajamarca, the PE-8B, I would probably have chosen a different title for our post about the PE-3N. Both are very narrow...
Education

Education

We had a glance into Ecuadorian education. It  just happened that we had an opportunity to visit an art school. Not exactly sure the level of it, it’s classified locally as ‘technological school’ but below university level, still accredited as higher...