Our last week in Colombia before returning to Swizzyland. It’s just raining too much to continue the trip. We drive southwards towards Ecuador and find a well-covered place for Prado, and get back to Bogota. Then we’re on our way to Lucerne.
A post slightly different from the others. It’s not about a long’n’tiring road trip on Colombia’s truck infested roads. No, it’s almost exclusively about the famous Easter week in Popayan and the visit to 1 of the few markets of indigenous in Colombia. In the remote village of Silvia.
How to travel during Semana Santa in Colombia. Easter Holidays. We try to imagine places less visited. Out of Salento, to Filandia, to the Tatacoa Desert, and on to Tierradentro.
The trip to the colonial villages in Colombia’s Zona Cafetera. A drive thru fantastic landscapes with coffee plantations, thru deep valleys, and on the top of ridges. Also, a drive where you need nearly 3h for a lousy 100km on narrow roads following exactly the contour of the terrain.
From Parque Nacional EL Cocuy to the historic towns of Tunja and Villa de Leyva. On the way to Medellin some of Pablo’s heritages at the shores of Rio Magdalena. Finally the big city of Medellin.
A trip thru the highlands of Colombia’s Cordillera Oriental. The village of Barichara – 1 of the country’s best-preserved colonial towns. Up to Parque Nacional El Cocuy. Endless roads winding up and down, but great views on the way to the villages of Güicán and El Cocuy.
From Cartagena to the village of Minca at the slopes of the Sierra Nevada. After this backpacky hotspot then the colonial towns in the eastern part of the country – Mompós, Girón, and Zapatoca. A mix of wetland along Rio Magdalena and the slopes of the Cordillera Oriental.
Quite some time to visit beautiful Cartagena and a nearby beach while waiting for Prado to be back on the road again.
On to Panama City. Not because the country’s capital is so fascinating. No, just to get our way thru Panamá incredible bureaucrazy. Dear Indian citizens, you could learn from them.
Panama A country pretty different from Costa Rica. A country with a huge divergence between the well heeled and all others. Our trip – a mix of tropical islands with turquoise water for snorkeling and green hills for hiking.