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…
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

14th -21st December The Colombian capital of Bogota is such a polar opposite to Villa de Leyva from where we had just come from that it is honestly a bit of a shock to the system!  The sheer amount of…
Colombia’s Salt Cathedral

Colombia’s Salt Cathedral

13th December Today we leave for the capital, Bogota, 159kms away along bumpy winding roads through the mountains at 2500m with scenic views overlooking the patchwork green fields in the valley below us.  Driving on the mountain ridge, road work…
Villa de Leyva, Colonial Colombia

Villa de Leyva, Colonial Colombia

9th December Leaving Barichara, we head south back towards San Gil late where we stop for a tasty empanada and espresso coffee breakfast at a busy local café on the square. [singlepic id=3906 w=1080 h=720 float=None] [singlepic id=3907 w=1080 h=720…