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  • Day5

    Desert experience

    July 27, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Saturday 8 am. Our Tuk Tuk driver Abel is here to pick us up for a tour through the Tatacoa Desert. We jump in and enjoy the windy ride to our first stop - the red desert. Very soon we notice that our guide is pretty communicative and knows „God and the world“, as you would say in Germany. He stops every five minutes to have a little chat and maintain his network. :)

    During our tour we get to know a lot about
    • the formation of the desert
    • the animals that live here
    • how to eat the fruits of a cactus
    • which tree is a wish tree
    • [...]

    The best part is to wander around in the two different deserts (red & grey), being fascinated by what mother nature created and be rewarded with a nice and refreshing swim in a natural swimming pool in the middle of this beautiful place!💧☀️
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  • Day4

    Exploring Villavieja & stargazing

    July 26, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    After we relaxed at the pool to escape the midday sun, we decided to go to Villavieja, a nice small village full of life. We met nice people and had a tasty lunch with a view on the Plaza Major. In the evening we got picked up by Pedro, our nice Tuk Tuk driver, who took us to the desert for the sunset and some stargazing at the observatory. Unfortunately it was super cloudy and the guide had a hard time finding interesting astronomical facts. But nevertheless he made a good job and we have learned a lot of interesting things about our big galaxy! ✨💫

    Back at the hostel we got a warm welcome by two very special animals!🦎🦗
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  • Day4

    The most colorful place in the desert

    July 26, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Dunas Tatacoa - a wonderful place full of color and love for detail expected us when we woke up. We got a delicious breakfast with some warm bread stuffed with cheese and marmelade - tastes really good -, eggs, local frutas and a super nice „Jugo“ (Juice) made of Lulo, a typical colombian fruit that looks like an orange tomato. Yammy! Our host was very gentle and took good care of us. If you ever get the chance to visit El Desierto de la Tatacoa, we can totally recommend this hostel. It is a super clean and comfy place and you feel like part of the family, which enjoys their time here as well.😎☀️

    Oh, and before we forget: We made a special and furry friend: Mickey - the cutest and cuddliest dog! 🐶
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  • Day3

    Roadtrip to the desert

    July 25, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today was all about bus rides! After we checked out we started towards the regional bus line „Transmileno“, which is really well connected all across Bogotá. Quickly bought a rechargeable bus ticket for 5.000 COP (1,40 €) and got on the bus towards la Plaza Claró, where we hoped to buy a sleeping bag for Kasia. And what should we say - we bought it! YEAH!!! What a relief! Ok, next stop —> Terminal de Transporte El Salirte! We hurry to catch the next bus towards the Colombian desert „Desierto de la Tatacoa“. Bought a ticket for 32.000 COP (8,90 €) each and prepared for an 8 hour bus ride. It got pretty bumpy and curvy and to be honest, we are happy we made it in one peace! 😛 Arrived in Neiva we got into a taxi with a super nice local driver who drove us - more or less - safely to our beautiful hostel. The ride was great. We got to know a lot about his family and life in Colombia and on top of that we improved our spanish skills. Perfect! ✔️Read more

    Nadya Moesch

    Endlich der Schlafsack😄😁

    7/27/19Reply
     
  • Day2

    Bogotas diversity.

    July 24, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    To get to know the city faster and more originally, we decided to get on some bikes and book a bike & fruit-tasting tour. Together with two dutch girls and our guide Frey, we got to know a colorful city full of opposites.

    ✔️ We saw the poorest as well as the richest neighborhoods. It is really unbelievable how close to each other these areas are located. It’s like two totally different worlds combined in one city.
    ✔️ We got to know amazing new fruits. Have you ever heard about: El Borojó? Or Guanabana? Yeah, we neither! BUT - they taste awesome and are really worth trying.
    ✔️ Our last stop was at this very nice ice cream parlor „Heladeria Artesanal“, which serves all kinds of creative ice cream. Our favorites: Corozo (sour cherry) & Arequipe (Dulche de Leche)

    🍽 Now we are enjoying a delicious dinner at the „Origin Restaurant“ in the middle of La Candelaria, with a 1,5l jug of sangria waiting to get killed.🍷

    Resume of the day: Bogotá has much more to offer than we thought and against the many blogposts we have read, it is totally a city worth exploring! The only thing that is really killing us - the freakin‘ cold! 🥶 With this in mind we are super happy to leave Bogotá for some serious heatness 🔜 Desierto Tatacoa 🏜
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  • Day2

    Nice to meet you!

    July 24, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Started the day with a quick power breakfast at our hostel, to get enough energy for our first „real“ day in Colombia! 🇨🇴 And since there is no better way to explore the city as by foot, we started walking...Read more

  • Day1

    Welcome to Bogotá!

    July 23, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    We made it, Bogotá here we are! Alfonso, our nice Colombian driver took us safely from the airport to our hostel, the „Arche Noah Boutique Hostel“ in the Historic District. After a cold welcome beer and a nice chat with our gentle host, we are totally ready for our first sleepover. But wait, there is a dilemma coming up! I (Kasia) packed up a raincoat for my bag instead of my super nice silky sleeping bag. Ok, don’t panic! We need a solution, because there is no chance I use the hostel sheets. Damn habits! Ok ok, we got it. Our towels need to fill in this hole until we find a way out of this mess - tomorrow! Perfect, this works. Good Night!✨💫Read more

  • Day1

    Journey Part #1

    July 23, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We finally made it to Toronto. Not much do to here so we decided to check out some duty free offers - nah, nothing special here as well - and to get a cold drink and relax, while playing Phase 10. Don‘t worry, we are still friends, waiting for our next stop —> BogotáRead more

  • Day1

    Let the madness begin...

    July 23, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Waiting in a super air conditioned airplane to finally take off. Super excited!!! Never been to Colombia before so the excitement is even bigger. What will expect us? How are the people? Do we get to eat GOOOD FOOD?! Questions over questions! We will see, but first: we are ready for take off! ✈️ First Stop: Toronto!Read more

    Hallo dziewczyny dzisiaj macie "wolne"wczoraj buszowałam po Tatacoa Wüste-rot und grau-cuda natury.Chyba porobiłyście mnóstwo wspaniałych zdjęć. Buziaki dla Was.

    7/28/19Reply
    Kasia Janik

    Hallo How long you staying in Columbia and what is your route?

    7/28/19Reply
     

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