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Barichara

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  • Day190

    Barichara

    March 15, 2020 in Colombia ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    The advantage of taking it slowly due to an uncertain situation is that we have more time to explore. So today, we cycled to Barichara, a village North of San Gil. The road was paved with few traffic, so we could enjoy the 500m climb followed by a 400m downhill through the mountains, passing some really nice farm houses.
    In Barichara, we could leave our bikes at the sister hostal of our hostal in San Gil. This enabled us to walk around the village - far better than on bikes as some roads were steep and there were cobblestones everywhere.
    All houses were painted in white, which looked really beautiful. We saw the central square, the church, a chapel, the rock art park with some sculptures and the impressive cemetery. As Barichara is famous for its rock artists, most of the gravestone include a piece of art such as angels but also a football, hats, books or even a guitar.
    As it was quite hot, we decided to take a local bus to Guane. It's a little further North of Barichara, only 8km but 500m lower in elevation. Here we tried Sabajón, a drink of whisky mixed with milk, and the local icecream. The museum was closed during lunch hours, so we skipped it.
    While we were waiting for the bus back to Barichara, there was a public announcement through loudspeakers on the main square. They were going to close the museum to protect the village from tourists bringing in Corona. He is generally right, of course, but as the major of the village repeated this about 20 times, it was a weird feeling sitting there as an obvious tourist with locals staring at you.
    Luckily, the bus arrived 5 minutes later, we went back to Barichara and rode back to San Gil from there. Grocery shopping, dinner at the hostel and route planning for tomorrow before going to sleep.
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    CundA aus NY

    Sehr schöne Fotos von dem Ort, aber wo sind die Einwohner?

    3/16/20Reply
    Her Bert

    Die sind im "Biergarten". Sonntag ist hier immer Bartag.

    3/16/20Reply
    Johann Kuhlmann

    Great

    3/16/20Reply
     
  • Day15

    Durch die Gassen von Barichara

    October 6, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    In der Nähe von San Gil liegt die kleine Kolonialstadt Barichara, welche heute unser Ausflugsziel war. Ebenfalls wie Villa de Leyva zeichnet sie sich durch ihre Pflastersteinstraßen und weißen Häuser aus. Durch etwas Farbe glänzte sie allerdings in einem ganz anderen Charme und wirkte sehr einladend auf uns. Nach einem leckeren Mittagessen in einer der schmalen Gassen machten wir eine kurze Wanderung bergab zu einem weiteren kleinen Kolonialdörfchen, Guane. Der Weg ließ uns auf den Suarez im Tal und die gegenüberliegenden Berge blicken. Es war neben den vielen Pflanzen eine herrliche Aussicht. Unsere Füße taten allerdings nach einigen Metern weh, da wir mit Sandalen nicht das beste Schuhwerk für diese spontane Wanderung trugen. Bis zum Marktplatz von Guane gingen wir durch verlassene Gassen und wurden ab und zu von einheimischen Frauen aufgehalten, die uns frische Säfte anboten. Nachdem wir rausgefunden hatten, wann unser Bus fahren sollte, genossen wir in der Nachmittagssonne einen Lulosaft. Lulo ist eine typisch südamerikanische Frucht, die süß-säuerlich schmeckt und damit sehr erfrischend-lecker nach der Wanderung war. Den Tag ließen wir, wieder im Hostel angekommen, in einer gemütlichen Runde ausklingen.Read more

    Ingried Behfeld

    Das scheint ja echt gut zu schmecken

    10/8/19Reply
    Ingried Behfeld

    Es sieht schön und sehr sauber aus

    10/8/19Reply
    Ingried Behfeld

    Was für ein schöner Anblick

    10/8/19Reply
    Lisa B-Feld

    An den meisten Orten achten sie hier auch sehr auf Sauberkeit.

    10/8/19Reply
     
  • Day153

    Barichara y Guane

    January 17, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Ich wache auf mit einem ordentlichen Muskelkater, mache mich aber trotz der Schmerzen mit dem Bus auf den Weg nach Barichara. Das ist ein kleines, gemütliches Kolonialstädtchen und besticht durch seine schönen weißen Fassaden, mit den braun-roten Ziegeldächern und seinem Kopfsteinpflaster. Frühstück mache ich dort in einem Kaffe direkt am Plaza - allerdings merke ich hier langsam, dass ich nicht ganz fit bin. Ab diesem Moment quälen mich Bauchschmerzen, Durchfall und Gliederschmerzen - na prima. Ich ruhe mich noch ein wenig aus in dem Café und mache mich dann auf einen langsamen Rundgang durch das wunderschöne idyllische Dörfchen - ich besuche Aussichtspunkte, den Cementerio, Kirchen und kleine Parks. Eigentlich wollte ich heute noch den Camino Real laufen, eine alte spanische Straße, die teilweise einem indigenen Handelsweg folgt. Der teils noch original erhaltene Steinweg führt vorbei an Feldern und Viehweiden durch eine wunderschöne Landschaft. Ich trinke also noch einen Tee, entspanne ein wenig im Schatten und mache ich dann gegen 14 Uhr auf den Weg nach Guane. Wirklich ein Wunder, wie ich es geschafft habe, denn meine Beine fühlten sich wirklich wie Brei an, einfach energielos. Guane ist ähnlich wie Barichara, nur noch viel viel kleiner :). Von hier nehme ich den Bus wieder nach San Gil. Zurück im Hostel gehe ich noch duschen und nehme gemeinsam mit Melody, Joelle und Florian den Bus um 19 Uhr über Santa Marta nach Riohacha - 700km (115.000 Pesos).Read more

    Fines Reisen

    Der Camino Real von Barichara nach Guane - ein historischer Steinpfad.

    1/22/19Reply
     
  • Day4

    Auf dem Weg nach Barichara.....

    May 4, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Zwischenstop in einem kleinen Dorf. Curiti....mit Besichtigung einer kleiner Werkstatt für hangemachte Teppiche,Taschen, Espadrillos.......nix Shopping.....unsere Koffer gehen jetzt schon kaum zu....
    Dafür aber noch kleine Schlemmerei aus Dorfbäxkerei genossen....yammi
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  • Day35

    Barichara and Camino real

    August 27, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    One of the most beautiful colonial small towns ,Barichara. From there the old camino real connects to neighboring villages from the 16 and 17th century. We got a beautiful campsite at the finca of a dutch couple, Joep and Julia.Read more

  • Day144

    Cemetery Barichara

    February 20, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    This site is noted for its carved stone tombs, many of them adorned with iron crosses. Here lie dozens of patiamarillos (“yellow feet”); that’s what the people of Barichara are called, because of the yellow color of the streets. Its a beautiful place to stop when in the town.Read more

    Vijay kumar Dang

    Nice place to rest

    4/10/18Reply
    The Craze for Travelling

    👍👍

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  • Day144

    Sunset at the Mirador, Barichara

    February 20, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    From the cemetery, we walked to the mirador at the edge of the village. The cliff ends here and there are beautiful views of the valley below. It was almost 5:45 pm and the sun was setting behind the hills on the other side of the valley. There was a nice cafe right at the viewpoint. We stopped there and bought some ice-creams while we waited for the sun to set. The place was really magical with the slanting rays of the sun clearly visible in the slightly foggy air above the valley.Read more

  • Day144

    Barichara at night

    February 20, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    The beautiful colonial town of Barichara was truly magical in the lights that had turned on as it got dark. We reached the main square around 6:20 pm. The last bus from Barichara was at 7 pm, so we still had 40 more min to enjoy the amazing town.Read more

  • Day144

    Hormiga Culona (Big assed ants)

    February 20, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    While waiting for the 7 pm bus, we went to the bakery "Central" right on the main square. They had some fantastic cakes. We bought some and came out and sat in the main square to eat them. After that we went to a nearby souvenir shop and bought some very unique souvenirs from this area. These included an actual ant of about 2.5 cms "Hormiga Culona" encased in a plastic cover as a key-chain. These are a species of leaf cutter ants that are found in this region of Colombia besides a few other places in Venezuela to Paraguay.
    Atta laevigata is known in northern South America as hormiga culona (literally translated as "big-assed ant") or as bachaco. The hormiga culona has been eaten for hundreds of years, as a tradition inherited from pre-Columbian cultures as the Guanes. The ants are harvested for about nine weeks every year, at the time of the rainy season, which is when they make the nuptial flight. There are local beliefs that the ants are aphrodisiacs. The harvesting is done by local peasants who are often wounded by the ants, since the ants have strong mandibles. Only the queens are collected, because the other ants are not considered edible. The legs and wings are removed; after that, the ants are soaked in salty water and roasted in ceramic pans. They are supposed to have a high level of protein and very low levels of saturated fat and an overall high nutritional value. Hristo even bought chocolate covered ants packaged as candy.
    At 7 pm, we caught the last bus to San Gil. There we went to the main square again to one last time have our dinner in one of the fantastic restaurants with their balconies overlooking the square. After the dinner, we picked our bags from the hostel and took a taxi to the inter city bus terminal. Here, we booked ourselves in the bus leaving San Gil to Bogota at 10 pm. The lady at the counter promised us personal entertainment systems and comfortable semi-cama (semi-sleeper) seats. The bus didn't turn up at 10 pm. The lady told us that it was bit late and would reach in about 5 min. Around 10:20 pm, there was still no sign of the bus. We went back to the counter and were told it was reaching in 5 min. At 10:45 pm, the bus did show up and sure enough each seat had a personal entertainment system but the driver had picked up extra passengers on the way, so there was no place for us. We were asked to get off the bus, we were extremely pissed and went to the lady at the counter. She expressed her helplessness as she wasn't aware that the driver had picked up extra passengers. But she promised to put us on the next bus that would be there in.... guess what... yessss 5 min :))
    The bus did turn up in 10 min and we managed to get our seats but there was no personal entertainment system. We were pretty darn pissed at the lady at the ticket counter. First of all, we didn't get the amenities we were supposed to get, then we were starting an hour late and on top of it all, she had given only one receipt of our three tickets. The rest we guessed was going to her pocket. We went back to the counter and demanded the 3 receipts for our tickets. She reluctantly printed out our tickets. We took them and then were off towards Bogota.
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    Vijay kumar Dang

    👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

    4/10/18Reply
    The Craze for Travelling

    😉

    4/10/18Reply
     

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