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... off on a long long journey to Ecuador. After an 8 hour bus journey we arrived in the pretty colonial town of Popayan and stayed on the square where we spotted our first Lama. The next day a 7 hour bus to Ipiales on the border. The following morning we got up early to go to Las Lajas Cathedral perched on a bridge in a ravine and built into the cliff so that the back wall of the Cathedral is the cliff. Then back to Ipiales to cross the border and another 6 hour bus and taxi journey to ...
... bij Don
Elias. Dit is een koffieplantage die gerund word door een lokale
familie. Alles gebeurt hier op natuurlijke wijze, zonder enige vorm
van pesticiden of andere chemicaliŽn: zoals het hoort dus. Luiz
neemt ons mee op tour en geeft alle uitleg in het Spaans. Hij
spreekt geen Engels en de Amerikanen spreken slecht een klein beetje
Spaans: heel aangenaam. Gelukkig spreken wij voldoende Spaans om
alles vlotjes te begrijpen. Op zulke momenten wordt je kennis ...
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I have previously written about Ibague. It's in the Department of Tolima, has a hot climate and is about a four hour drive (though this time it took us seven! Por Dios!) from Bogota. My uncle has lived in Tolima for years and I love visiting him.
This particular Puente, Ibague was celebrating the folkloric festival of San Juan (Neiva and Espinal were celebrating San Pedro), which is two weeks of cultural ...
... my favourite place I've hit since leaving. Its home away from home here. I get woken at God awful hours by the families rooster, and walk around dodging cow **** on the roads all day. The town is also really nice, decored in colourful paint and the locals support a cowboy esque attire. The food is cheap and cheerful, and fresh from the neighbouring cows and chickens. The trek to Valle de Corcora has me slippin nīslidin allll over the place covered in ...
... intimate experience. Tours were conducted by the family who owned the farm, affording visitors the opportunity to not only have lunch with the family, but also to take part in the steps required to process and roast the beans.
Their advice was taken with a grain of salt, as they complained that portions of the hike involved trudging through deep mud. It was raining fairly heavily in the region recently, which would have definitely ...