Things you see on the road ….

There has been no shortage of weird and wonderful sights as we have travelled around South America over the past 6 months. The unpredictability of what might be just around the corner or up the road means there is never a dull moment, no matter what country we are in. Herein a few shots from... Continue Reading →

Salento and great coffee!

Salento is a beautiful little town in the mountains surrounded by coffee plantations. It is a renowned coffee-producing region, now a UNESCO recognized area and we enjoyed a tour of a working coffee plantation, seeing the process of picking, sorting and roasting first hand. A lesson in making a great coffee followed the tour, which... Continue Reading →

Challenges on the road north

The main road north from the border has been the site of some local community unrest over the past month. A number of sections of the road had been closed when local indigenous people set up road-blocks and refused to let anyone pass in an anti-government protest. The indigenous organizations demand access to land, fair... Continue Reading →

Santuario Las Lajas

Santuario Las Lajas in southern Colombia is one very spectacular church! We had been told not to miss this place and were glad we didn’t. From the carpark high above the church you board a gondola (for about 3 bucks return) that takes you slowly down across a steep valley and then into a canyon,... Continue Reading →

Near Ibarra – our last stop in Ecuador

Having experienced the best that Volcan Cotopaxi had to offer and with something more scenic in mind, we headed north through Quito to Ibarra, just 125km from the border with Ecuador. There, we found ourselves the guests of Hans, a retired German who had found a beautiful spot to set up his private campground and... Continue Reading →

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