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Hold that thought

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Colombia, travel|Tags: , , , , , |

Casa de Terracota: 'Since its origin and concept, the Colombian architect Octavio Mendoza Morales seeks to promote an alternative and harmonious lifestyle for the individual and the community, as well as for the surrounding environment.' [...]

Mercado

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Colombia, travel|Tags: , , , , |

Villa de Leyva has a poor lineup of stores, although they seems to be everywhere the selection of produce is low around the historical area. The only good source of fresh produce is the Saturday [...]

Colonial vibes

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Colombia|Tags: , , , |

Villa de Leyva definitely has some colonial vibes left even these days. Walking the cobblestone streets you will not be disturbed much, it's a pretty quiet place and the whitewash buildings are quite simple, nothing [...]

Dia de la virgen del Carmen

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Colombia|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Honda

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Colombia|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Villa de Leyva

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Colombia|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Buga

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Colombia, travel|

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, [...]

Palmira

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: Colombia|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Transfer point

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Colombia|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Punchi Warmi

By | July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , , |

Punchi Warmi means Women's Power in Quechua language. After having the men's 'toma de la plaza'  '(occupy the plaza) event for four days in Cotacahi Ecuador, the women closed the Inti Raymi celebrations on Saturday, [...]