Detox in MallorcaOctober 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C
7 days of detoxing, relaxing, hiking and sleeping!
The most funny way i ever crossed a river :)
We had to go out of the bus, the bus were shipped by a big wooden float and we in a small one, after passing back into the bus and continue our trip to La Paz! There i meet Niamh and Louis again!
To be honest, i didn’t feel so comfortable in Bogota, the city is not the safest and everyone is warning you, additionally I had struggle with my stomach.
This is why I didn’t explore so much. I only went to the museo del Botero, one of the most important artist of Colombia, famous for paintings and sculptures of well proportioned persons. Even Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa got some more curves.Read more
Final stop in Colombia is Bogota!
I met again two girls I knew from casa en el agua and spend one day with them.
Bogota is huge, over 7mill. people living there and the altitude of the city is 2600m.
We visited the Montserrat, based on 3200m overlocking the city.
On the opposite side you can see the green mountains. We spend the whole afternoon there, escaping the busy city life and breath in fresh air.Read more
Daytrip to Filandia, the little sister of Salento with less tourists and a mirador (view point in Spanish) to overlook the surrounding country.
The public transportation is via jeeps, called Willy‘s, with as many people as possible, even the people have to stand in the back outside on a step.
Famous for this area is a hike through the Cocora Valley with the wax palms over 60m high. The hike (in total 16km) has two parts, rainforest and valley, and you should decide based on the weather which way first.
Often the valley gets really cloudy in the afternoon, this is why I started with the palms.
It was beautiful but also exhausting, the diversity of the nature and the views making this hike special.Read more
Some more impressions...
I have never seen before so much lobster and crabs, fresh out of the sea, from ocean to table!
You can do SUP, kayaking and trips to close islands or like we, just hanging in the ocean drinking beer!
Could you ask for more? :)
A hostel in the ocean, yes it is for real!
From Cartagena with a speed boat 2h into the Caribbean Sea you’ll find this place!
It’s called casa en el agua, the have a few rooms but most of the people (including me) sleeping in hammocks. It’s a place just to relax, hang out and enjoy this special location.Read more
Minca is a small village in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the highest coastal mountains.
From there you can start different hikes, I choose the way to Casa Elemento because this place is famous for the giant hammocks and a view over the jungle right up to the ocean!
On the way I met a another girl and so we hiked the steep way together and enjoyed a fresh beer in the hammock together.
Down we have chosen a different way through the jungle, a way I would never walk by my own :)
At the end we hiked 18 km, exhausted but happy I treaded myself with a good burger for dinner!Read more
To let it all hang out I spent 3 nights at Costeno beach, a really natural beach, palm-lined, all hostels or cabanas are right at the beach, no hotels & supermarkets, the sound of the waves day & night, long strolls on the beach...
one of my favorit places on this trip! 🖤