At some point we had to leave our coffee farm paradise and moved on to Medellin. The former capital of drugs and crime is now the place to go among travellers and we were curious. The city we encountered was totally different from what we had expected. more „Medellin“

A journey through Colombia´s coffee region (Part I)

Colombia´s largest area of coffee production is called the Eje Cafetero or Triángulo del Café. It is located about 200 km west of Bogotá, right between Cali and Medellin. It includes three departments of Colombia: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío with their capitals Manizales, Pereira and Armenia. The region is supposed to have one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. We travelled through the region for one week. more „A journey through Colombia´s coffee region (Part I)“

The ancient statues of San Agustin

4.000 to 5.000 years ago two indigenous cultures lived in the river valleys of Rio Magdalena and the Cauca. The rivers were their highways and the headwaters of both rivers lie near San Agustin. It was here that these cultures met for trade and to bury their dead. Today there are more than 500 statues in the region, mainly linked to tombs. There are several archaeological sites to visit. Apart from that, the area around San Agustin is full of coffee and fruit plantations as well as beautiful scenery. more „The ancient statues of San Agustin“

On the way to Colombia

While travelling through South America, we met many people that are more or less doing the same thing as we are. Everyone travels either from the south to the north or vice versa. We rarely meet people that just travel one country for three weeks. And absolutely everyone told us how amazing Colombia was. So even though we hadn´t seen enough of Ecuador yet, we had to move on to have enough time for Colombia. more „On the way to Colombia“

We love Quito!

After too many South American cities we got a big surprise – Quito! The historic center was the most idyllic and the people were great – just as every else in Ecuador. more „We love Quito!“