We got up surprisingly early this morning, given how tired we were last night. We had breakfast at our hotel and then jumped in a taxi out to the church that has made this little part of the world famous, and from all reports, the only thing worth actually staying to see while you are … Continue reading Day 385 | Ecuador | Otavalo | Those Church People Know How to Build Something Grand
Hindsight is a wonderful thing!! We realised last night that we shouldn't have come all the way to San Agustin, given we were not planning on staying here but rather, should have stayed in Pitalito for the night. Oh well nothing to do about it now!! Once we had woken up we packed up our … Continue reading Day 384 | Colombia | Ipiales | Trampoline of Death!
Surprisingly I slept really well last night in my little hammock. I felt like I was nestled in a little cocoon. Once up we all got ourselves organised so we could be back up at Tranquilidad for breakfast at 7am, as when we were here for dinner last night we sorted ourselves out a tour, … Continue reading Day 383 | Colombia | San Agustin | A Bit of Red and a Bit of Grey
This morning was another of those 'get up early to get a bus' days. Today we are heading to the desert with Matt and Kate. We were up at 6.30am so we could be at the bus station to catch the 8am bus to Armenia. We arrived there around 9am and then it was straight … Continue reading Day 382 | Colombia | Villavieja | Are We Ever Going to Get There?
After the morning doing a bit of research and having to change rooms, we headed out to meet up with Matt and Kate again to hit up some of the local coffee plantations. The first was El Ocaso Coffee. Honestly, I don't think these guys knew what to do with us as we weren't really … Continue reading Day 381 | Colombia | Salento | Coffee Buzz
After breakfast in the hostel, we got our things together and headed into the main square in town in time to both meet Matt & Kate and be able to catch an 8.30am 'Willy' (AKA collectivo jeep) out to the Cocora Valley. The Cocora Valley is home to the Palma de Cera which are the … Continue reading Day 380 | Colombia | Salento | Tallest Palms in the World
This morning as we had both woken up relatively early, we decided to get up and get organised so that we could catch the 8am bus bound for Salento. OMG this bus ride was crazy! It was so nauseating due to the crazy windy roads, not the most enjoyable bus I have been on!! We … Continue reading Day 379 | Colombia | Salento | Coffee Town Bound
We couldn't come to Colombia without at least finding out a little bit more about that guy surrounded by all the notoriety. You guessed it, this morning we went out on a Pablo Escobar tour. If we thought the guy was a little cray-cray before the tour, the tour pretty made this ten fold!! Because … Continue reading Day 378 | Colombia | Medellin | He Who Shall Not Be Named
Whilst we may have a couple of drinks on a lot of days, there is not that often we have a lot of drinks on one day, therefore this morning was rough!! We got to experience one hell of an Aguardiente hangover!! Suffice to say there wasn't a lot of movement from us this morning. … Continue reading Day 377 | Colombia | Medellin | Aguardiente Hell
This morning we headed out to Comuna 13, with our friend Geert off the boat (as he had also just arrived into Medellin), to do the graffiti tour of the area. Comuna 13, back in the day, was one of the most violent neighbourhoods in Medellin. After Pablo Escobar was killed, there was many gang … Continue reading Day 376 | Colombia | Medellin | Comuna 13