Food in Colombia was, to be completely honest, a little bit more boring than we expected. Many dishes are similar to other former Spanish colonies. That means that standard lunch meals include rice and chicken, rice and fried pork, rice and plantains, and in some areas beans and other vegetables. Usually meals are also accompanied... Continue Reading →
The last country to visit during our close to 10 months trip was Colombia. Its beautiful landscapes and warm and friendly people definitely put the country in a top spot of the places we liked most. As with most other countries we visited, we would like to collect our thoughts and observations about Colombia in... Continue Reading →
Here we go again... Our top impressions for the last country of our current trip. Last but absolutely not least: Viva Colombia!
Through a series of "coincidences" I ended up scrapping the last week of our travel itinerary in Colombia and spontaneously bought a flight to Putumayo, a province bordering Ecuador and Peru in Colombia's selva or rainforest area. (Thanks again Niki! 🙂 ) My plan The one thing I am planning to do hear: drinking a... Continue Reading →
Colombia has two coastlines, the Pacific to the west and the Caribbean to the north-east. Due to lack of time and also some security concern we decided to skip the Pacific and focus on the Caribbean. It turns out this was a fantastic choice! 🙂 We had an amazing time in Cartagena, Santa Marta, Minca... Continue Reading →
Mompox - a place of history, literature and imagination. Gabriel García Márquez is said to have used it as a reference for Macondo, the main town of his classic novel 100 Years of Solitude (defitine reading recommendation by the way!). Visitors of Mompox can easily imagine sitting here, right next to the beautiful river, letting... Continue Reading →
Cartagena is a beautiful town of about a million people on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Once an important harbour, many people came here during the domestic crisis of the last decades to find peace. Nowadays it is a bustling city of about 1m people as well as (at least the old town) a magnet... Continue Reading →