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.
South America 2021 - '22
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.
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.
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.
A short trip to Costa Rica during Corona times. Who the hell would be crazy enough to do that. Well, overlanders having to save their vehicle from confiscation by smart, but powerful locals. Thus, a trip to save Prado and a few days to visit some places in the country. And an opportunity to sit in a plane for more than 12h each way.