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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...
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...
Renewing car permit in Colombia

Renewing car permit in Colombia

So we renewed our tourist visas and next was to renew the temporary car import permit. A fairly simple process, right in the middle of downtown Medellin at the DIAN office. The renewal is free of charge and there is a little bit of runaround like photocopies and...
The Big Turn Around

The Big Turn Around

Flexibility… the key to overlanding! Way back in May we left Chile into Bolivia, then on to Brazil, back to Bolivia, then to Peru. Now here we are in Ecuador and we’re making a big turn-around, heading some 3,000 km back southwards. It’s not the most logical of...

Colombia extended

On August 29th we entered Colombia and we intended to stay a month, maybe two. Today we extended our tourist visas in Medellin. How ’bout that? The process went fairly smooth. First you need to make an online appointment through Migracion Colombia web page 15...

Colombian prices

Not much of a budget statistics guy as sometimes makes no sense, but this time I drew up a list on Colombian prices. It’s far from complete but it gives a basic idea of what to expect, mainly food,gas and camping as we don’t spend on much more than that....
Rainy season

Rainy season

While traveling the Pan-Am seems like sooner or later one will catch up with the rainy season. Well, the shortest description I can draw up is ‘it rains, then it rains some more’. Sometimes it stops, the sun peaks out, then the clouds rearrange and the...
Off Leash

Off Leash

We walked around the village few times again today, with Blaze off-leash. The weather was perfect, cloud and sun mix after a rainy night. One more push to take some new photos in the 5×3 block area, just add dog and off camera flash. Think a little bit and...
Throwback

Throwback

How would my photos look if I have had visited Guatape, Colombia in the mid seventies shooting with a Smena 8M camera on Seagull Chinese b&w film?     The post Throwback appeared first on BARNA...
Why Guatape?

Why Guatape?

Why we’re staying this long in Guatape? Why not? We found a fairly good place to stay at Casa Kayam hostel, 5 minutes tuk-tuk ride or 20 minutes walk from the village center. You can visit Guatape in few hours or stay few days. That goes pretty much for any...
Colours

Colours

Guatape was pretty crowded today, it’s long weekend again. It was long weekend 7 days ago as well. Looks like Colombia is averaging two long weekends per month. Managed to shoot photos that look like the town was empty, it wasn’t. It was quite crowded. The...
5×3

5×3

So how many clicks one can take in a basically 5×3 blocks area? Looks like many. Sometimes is good to photograph the same thing over and over again to see if you can push a little bit yourself for better angles. Zoom in, zoom out, two steps left, two steps right....