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    • Day 291


      June 25 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

      After some tourism straight back to climbing. First stop was in Suesca, a small village at 2600m above sea. This altitude meant putting back on the warmer clothes and even take the rain jacket with us. The region around Bogotá is known for unpredictable weather and a lot of rain through out the whole year. Good thing, you still get to climb when it's raining :)
      Suesca is one of the oldest climbing crags in Colombia, basically where the climbing started. The style of the routes is very old school, requires a lot of technique, spaced bolting sometimes needs extra protection with some trad gear and the grading of the routes is very sandbagged!! Sending 7c/12d feels very good 😝
      Before getting there I was not sure if I would like the climbing there and felt quite intimidated. But turned out that we both really liked the climbing (just had to forget about grades). Santi, one of the locals and friend of our friend Josh (we were travelling with him in 🇺🇸&🇲🇽) showed us the best routes and introduced us to the local climbing scene and 🍻. Richi (an other friend of Josh) let us stay at his house even though he wasn't there and only met us at the bar for a quick chat. His house was great with a nice garden where we could park Vanbora. But as it was raining quite a lot we had a hard time getting out of the mud of his garden (that's when we decided go change our tires to all terrain ones). Not only we are feeling the altitude, Vanbora is also suffering a little bit. High altitude, mud and uphill is hard😅
      After 2 days it was time to move on to the next crag only 40min away.
      In Machetá it's less old school, climbing is steeper and it's much warmer because of less altitude. There are some very nice routes but unfortunately it was raining a lot so many of them got wet in the upper part. That's why we decided to leave 3 days earlier. A part from climbing it was so nice to get to know all the locals and see again our friend Angie whom we met in Mexico in the beginning of the year. She lives in Chía (next to Bogotá) and invited us to stay at her place. We had an amazing time with her and her family, went training together, explored the city, tasted delicious coffee and beer and enjoyed having a house for some days. We felt so welcolmed by all these amazing people! Thank you all 🤗
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    • Day 232

      🇨🇴 Volontariat Cajica - COLOMBIE

      September 25 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      - C A J I C A -

      Dernière étape ! Un volontariat avant de quitter la Colombie ! 🇨🇴
      On s'est dit que d'aller bosser dans une ferme ce serait forcément une bonne idée !

      Mais là c'était la catastrophe, on a été en ville et non pas à la ferme comme marqué sur l'annonce du volontariat, on travaillait tous les jours au lieu de 5 jours / semaine et j'en passe !

      Bref, on peut le dire officiellement on a déjà été les larbins d'une riche famille colombienne ! Et ça tout le monde ne peut pas en dire autant 😂😂

      Malgré cette étape laborieuse, on a eu 3 belles expériences : nous avons eu la chance d'échanger sur une journée "English Day" d'une école colombienne à Bogota, nous avons visité la deuxième plus grande cathédrale de sel au monde (c'est une cathédrale sous terraine, creusée dans une ancienne mine de sel) et enfin la meilleure à nos yeux : vendre des yaourts grecs en Colombie sur un marché avec que des gens qui parlent espagnol ! On a bien progressé ahah 😂

      Je vous laisse avec quelques photos !

      Biz à tout le monde ✌️
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    • Day 47

      Cajicá 🏫🏰

      February 26 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      My lovely Spanish teacher, she invited me to their house in Caijcá for breakfast and a day trip to Zipaquirá.

      It was an amazing day, in the North of Bogota.

      Fun fact - missed the bus 🚍 at night 🌃 and had to crash at her place... 😂 🙈Read more

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