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Quito and more

Quito and more

Ecuador is quite different from Colombia. I would say after Colombia Ecuador feels almost empty. While there is quite a bit of traffic and crowd in Quito, other than that the streets are more quiet. No more crazy motorbike and scooter drivers swarming around! Ecuador...
Sony A7

Sony A7

What is the best travel camera is a really open ended question. Whatever you feel that will do for you on the road and the quality of photos you want to return with from the trip. Sony’s full frame series of A7 and all kind of variations of it looks like the...
Mindo

Mindo

Mido is an eco-tourism paradise about an hour away from Quito. Birdwatchers should be in heaven in this area. The daily rain is guaranteed and the cloud forest keeps the temperature somewhat lower than other areas at this altitude. Tubing seems to be a top activity as...
10th Wedding – Medellín, Colombia

10th Wedding – Medellín, Colombia

Vane & Beto [[Our 10th and the last wedding in South America took a place in a beautiful restaurant Chuscalito (www.chuscalito.com) in Medellín, Colombia. The restaurant is set up on a hill overlooking the city and has more than 35 years of tradition,...
Back to Ecuador

Back to Ecuador

After using up our visa and an extension in Colombia, we crossed back to Ecuador just one day before our visa extension expired. That means we spent a total of six months in Colombia. Some people drive from Alaska to Patagonia in this timeframe. But everybody with...
Bye Medellin!

Bye Medellin!

So we left Medellin after four months and headed to the Ecuadorian border. We touched few familiar points on our way as Salento, Filandia, Las Lajas again. Took a hike in the Cocora Valley again and Blaze was more than happy about that, then strolled a bit around...
Rest stop

Rest stop

We entered Colombia from Ecuador on August 28, 2016. After a few days of driving I was convinced that we will be out from here in about a month. I think the main thing what ticked me off was the road tolls, which can be quite high in Colombia, the fairly high price of...

Teil 2 – Kolumbien II

von Bogotá bis Ipiales vom 11.12.2015 bis 16.01.2016 Sehr früh schon starten wir in Némocon und sind kurz nach 10°° in Bogota. Unsere Anlaufstelle ist zunächst die Kfz-Werkstatt Iguana4x4. Wir werden freundlich begrüßt. Es ist Freitag, alle unsere Wünsche werden...

Teil 1 – Kolumbien I

von Cartagena bis Bogotá vom 22.11.2015 bis 11.12.2015   Wir verbringen die letzte Nacht noch in unserer hässlichen „Absteige“ und am nächsten Morgen um 4:30 Uhr soll es per Shuttlebus in 5 Min. zur Flughafenhalle gehen. Wir warten- klar, um … Weiterlesen...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
Paradise

Paradise

For few days it was pouring rain. It rained all day and it cleared at night so it was on the cool side. Then finally the rain stopped and the sun peaked out. It felt like paradise. We basically live in paradise  on this round thing called Earth, only that some maniacs...
Tuning in a camera

Tuning in a camera

There are endless discussions, teachings, tech talk, youtube videos, blogs, reviews so on about cameras. I used to go to gazillion sites and ended up with not much on the learning curve. I always thought that there are ‘secrets’. There might be, I stopped...
Exotic fruits

Exotic fruits

I will start to take photos of the exotic fruits and veggies specific to the areas we travel through. I should have done this long time ag, but never too late. Eventually I will even describe how they taste and how to eat them. Many times we have to ask in the market...