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Las Lajas Sanctuary

Las Lajas Sanctuary

10th -11th January After saying goodbye to our friend and her family in Popayan, we head towards the city of Pasto, a long but amazingly scenic 245km five hour drive through impossibly green steep and jagged mountains with vertical drops…
Can you trust community sites with your data?

Can you trust community sites with your data?

It’s normal and reasonably assumed when you are contributing to a “community site” that the data submitted will not be used for commercial purposes, people will not be generating money from the data you supply, it will not be sold…
Alto de Los Idolos, Colombia

Alto de Los Idolos, Colombia

We decide to drive a loop around San Austin following the back roads towards our first stop of La Chaquira, where we had read that there were fantastic statues carved into the rocks. On the way to the site, we…
San Agustin & the mysterious megaliths

San Agustin & the mysterious megaliths

5th January Feeling slightly under the weather, we have a day of rest and plan to visit the archaeological site in the morning.  We head to town for a menu del dia of soup, meat, rice, beans, salad and a…
Trying to find San Agustin

Trying to find San Agustin

3rd January We attempt to get to San Agustin today driving on one of the two main routes; we jump in the car, type in San Agustin and press go.  The route looks about right and the distance is also…
Christmas in Cali

Christmas in Cali

25th-28th December  Cali Located at an altitude of 1000m Cali is the 3rd largest city in Colombia and also the capital of salsa; as we are walking around, we see one salsateca (salsa club) after the other lining a busy…
Coffee Colombia

Coffee Colombia

24th December Colombia is working on shaking off its perceived image as a dangerous and risky place to visit; to attract more visitors to its shores, it has adopted a new slogan ‘The only risk is wanting to stay’.  So…
Salento and the Valle de Cocora

Salento and the Valle de Cocora

22nd December We decide to head west from Bogota to the Zona Cafetera (Coffee Zone) also known as the eje cafetero  (coffee axis) which is a 283km drive away.  Although it is a relatively short distance, it takes 7 and…