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Dia de la virgen del Carmen

Dia de la virgen del Carmen

Villa de Leyva celebrated ‘Dia de la virgen del Carmen’ and the town was packed with tourists. Basically the setup was the same as the previous two days: drink, food, music stage, rides, vendors, street dogs, crowd, fireworks at the end of the day.That...
Honda

Honda

Honda, Tolima takes its name from the indigenous people of the region which are called Ondaimas. Founded in 1539 and it was the main river port of the country for a long time. For us was a quick stopover on the dive between Zona Cafetera and Villa de Leyva. We...
Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva

Time stood still in Villa de Leyva for a long time, but not anymore. Nowadays I think is Colombia’s most visited colonial town especially that Bogota with its 10 million population is 3-4 hours drive away. The streets are paved with cobblestones, the buildings...
Buga

Buga

Guadalajara de Buga, Valle de Cauca is one of oldest towns in Colombia.  It is known for it’s famous Basilica del Señor de los Milagros, cattle industry and the crash of American Airlines Flight 965, the highest death toll caused by an airplane crash in...
Palmira

Palmira

Palmira, Valle de Cauca the capital of sugar boom is not ranking high on places to visit in Colombia. For now is listed on the top ten most dangerous cities in the world. We paid a short visit to the central area of the city and took a close to two hours stroll with...
Transfer point

Transfer point

Popayan is the capital city of the Cauca department of Colombia. It is a real colonial city, founded in 1537 by the Spanish conquistadors. Not to be confused with colourful tourist traps as Salento or Guatape. What is a colonial city? According to Britannica...
Colombia: vuelta al Eje Cafetero

Colombia: vuelta al Eje Cafetero

Hace ya casi dos meses que nos despedimos de Medellín para adentrarnos en tierra cafetera, una de nuestras áreas preferidas de Colombia. Dimos tantas vueltas entre el Quindío y el Valle del Cauca que pareciera no tener sentido, pero es parte de la no planificación que...
El arte del buen café

El arte del buen café

Juan David tiene un indudable espíritu emprendedor. Fue por eso que después de haber crecido en Bogotá y estudiado en Buenos Aires, decidió aprender más sobre el café y establecerse en la región cafetera de Colombia para fundar su propia empresa de turismo que ofrece...
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...
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...
Verhalen van 1001 nacht (B1703)

Verhalen van 1001 nacht (B1703)

Terug in Nederland ​Na 1001 nachten (eigenlijk 1005) onderweg te zijn geweest in het Midden Oosten, Afrika en Zuid Amerika sinds augustus 2013 zijn we terug in Nederland. Dapper Dodo, onze auto zit in de container, de container staat op de boot en de boot vaart...
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,...