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Colombia

Days 612-615: Waiting in Tabatinga

QuickPeek: Relax days.

Amazon Journey Days 13-16 We had decided to stay in the small town of Tabatinga in the Brazil side of this cacophony and the first couple of days had been hot. The internet in the Amazonias is pretty much dial-up… Continue Reading →

Day 516: Hasta La Ecuador!

QuickPeek: Rain. Border Crossing. Parade. Ecuador!

We planned yet another early start and were out of the bed at 6 and on the road at 6:20, but we stopped for a bit of bite and coffee and got on the road proper at 7 AM. The… Continue Reading →

Day 515: More boulders and rolling hills, saps all the energy in the heat

QuickPeek: Heat. Rolling hills. Boulders.

We planned an earlier day than yesterday, with the sun coming up at 6, we figured we might get on the road at the crack of dawn. I was up at 5:30 and as we packed up, we noticed Krista’s… Continue Reading →

Day 514: Terrible heat out in the valley

QuickPeek: Hot. Short. Gravel. Intense.

After observing how the day got super hot as it progressed, we planned to have an early start today. We were up before 6 and out of the door at 6:20. It was super pleasant at dawn and we decided… Continue Reading →

Days 511-512: Spotting the Amazon Forest

QuickPeek: Rest. Hike. Catching up with friends.

We heard from our friend Dorys that she was heading to Mocoa, where we were. She had never been to this town and the famous waterfalls near here called “Fin Del Mundo”, literall, “End of the World”. The reasoning is… Continue Reading →

Day 510: Bailing out of the Andes

QuickPeek: Bus ride. Maniacs. Stunning Putumayo!

Heh, seems like it will be a while before I’d eventually muster enough will to cross over the Andes fully on the bike, jej. This morning, we were up at 6 at Cabunga’s finca and Though we’d have loved to… Continue Reading →

Day 509: Ride over the Andes is an absolute stunner

QuickPeek: Beautiful day. Stunning route. Meeting Cabunga!

The pull of Lago de Cocha was really strong, but with my visa deadline looming, we had to get going. The day looked beautiful with blue skies and light clouds up the hills. We planned yet another short day to… Continue Reading →

Day 508: Hanging out in a little paradise

QuickPeek: Picnic. Kayaking. Gorgeous weather!

I am getting close on my visa deadline and we had originally planned for a few days in a town called Mocao to do some hiking, but once we got to Andres’s place, it was obvious that central to touring… Continue Reading →

Day 507: Colombia keeps getting more and more stunning!

QuickPeek: Short day. Good climb. Fantastic scenery. Amazing host!

So today we planned to head out. I woke up in the morning with sniffles that I had picked up at the hike. I guess the best way to work out a cold flu is to sweat it out. I… Continue Reading →

Days 502-506: Good times in Pasto

QuickPeek: Quiet days. Bike setup. Cooking.

Our original plan for Pasto was for it to be a short stay and we’d head out on the tough road towards Mocoa. But what with Dorys and Alejandro being super sweet and us meeting some of their friends, Magda,… Continue Reading →

Day 501: Carnival de Negros y Blancos, Pasto

QuickPeek: Carnival. Cooking.

Today was the big Carnival in Pasto and people from all over Colombia had come for the big show and I’ve heard its one of the biggest parades after the one in Rio de J in Brazil. That would be… Continue Reading →

Day 500: 500 Days of Bliss! Whoop whoop!!

QuickPeek: 500 Days! Bus Rides. Host to Host!

It’s really been 500 days on this trip! 500!! Gosh, time flies when one is having fun eh! It’s been a great ride till now, lovely people I have ridden with, starting with Krissi and all the way to Krista…. Continue Reading →

Days 496-499: Awesome days in Buga

QuickPeek: Rest days. Festivities. Farms. Force Awakens!

The past few days in Buga were pretty tranquil! We had surprised Sebastian by visiting him at home and he and his family surprised us by inviting us in and let us be at home. Buga was a fairly tourist… Continue Reading →

Day 495: New plans lead us a bit North

QuickPeek: Bee sting. Groggy ride. Heat. Bus ride. Gorgeous hosts.

It was pretty amazing that Don Fabian had actually taken us to his farm where his family had their reunion and we had a really sweet place to sleep in. When we were up in the morning, we were invited… Continue Reading →

Day 494: Ride in stunning landscape followed by smashing generosity

QuickPeek: Gorgeous views. Gravel road. Dusty. Tough climbs. Incredible generosity!

The camp site we had was perfect, I woke up to a really sweet sunrise and we packed up and were ready to leave at 7 AM. The yogurt shop wasn’t open yet and I was hoping to squeeze in… Continue Reading →

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