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November 2017 - September 2019
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  • Day224

    Arriving to Dominican republic

    June 20, 2018 in Dominican Republic ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    After an easy three hour flight from Bogotá we have finally landed in our holiday destination.
    We have month to enjoy this Caribbean island including city break in Santo Domingo and plenty of beach time before our return.
    The humidity is around 90% and it took us while to meet up Edgar who will be taking us to our apartment.
    With bottle of Panama rum from the duty free, we are ready for the Caribbean!
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  • Day224

    Leaving South America

    June 20, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    After more than 7 months the day has come for us to leave this continent behind and head for the last leg of our journey.
    We had an amazing time! We have learned a lot about ourselves and each other. We have managed not to kill each other in few very stressful situation and enjoyed so much new.
    It's a trip of a lifetime and being able to get to l ow new people, traditions and countries has been truly amazing experience.
    We have admired mountains, countrysides, towns and cities. We have visited wonders of the world and tried new dishes and fruits we have even heard of.
    I'm sure our last month in Dominican will be equally amazing and memorable.
    Let the Caribbean adventure begin!
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  • Day223

    Final day in South America

    June 19, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We have started our day bright an early as we wanted to watch the football much with our friend Guillermo for yesterday.
    Petr got on his football jersey and we headed towards the cafe.
    Even though the Colombians lost the match, it was great morning and we got to chat a little bit more with our friend.
    He has been making tailored suits for 54 years and comes from Medellín. We even got to see his shop and place of work.
    After the football we headed back to our hostel stopping for a cup of coffee, naturally.
    For lunch we grabbed a lovely burger nearby and went shopping to get stuff for dinner.
    As the weather stayed miserable, we spent the death of the day planning and getting ready for the last part of our journey, the trip to sunny and hopefully warmer Caribbean!
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  • Day222

    Bogotá - Museum de Botero

    June 18, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    As we were not strangers to Botero's work, we were really interested in visiting the museum with his artwork located Bogotá' s downtown.
    It was the artist himself who arranged the display of his and other artists work. On display are painting from Monet, Picasso and other famous painters.
    My favorite was Mona Lisa and the Oranges.
    His work is well recognised all over the world and his style is unmistakable.
    The museum is for free and will be forever so absolutely recommending a visit!
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  • Day222

    Bogotá

    June 18, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Arriving from Medellín, the city of eternal spring, coming to Bogotá has been a bit of shock to the system.
    As it's our final South American destination, we were looking forward strolling the streets, having so.e street food and delicious coffee.
    Unfortunately we have woken up to kind of drizzly and cold morning. We took a while to get out of the door and we have started with breakfast at out favorite cafe.
    For lunch we decided to grab a menu del día in small restaurant close to city centre. Here we met lovely gentleman who we got to chat with. We have discussed politics, weather and of course football. As we didn't know where to watch the match tomorrow morning, he invited us to a cafe close to his workshop.
    In the afternoon we have joined another free walking tour around the town. It wasn't as good as the one in Medellín but it was nice to walk with the local.
    We got to try chicha, the fermented corn drink that is so popular in Bolivia and Peru and walked the streets covered with street art.
    I think it rained about 20 times throughout the walk but that's the Bogotá's weather.
    After the tour we returned back to the museum of Botero that the tour the guide showed us.
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  • Day220

    Gautapé

    June 16, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    From the Piedra del Peñol we took a nice walk along the reservoir to the most colourful town we have visited in South America.
    The town is settled in the Andes and surrounded by huge man made reservoir that creates a stunning background.
    The town itself is famous for very colourful houses with bas-reliefs.
    As it was an early afternoon the light for the photographs was a little bit bright but we have still managed to take some beautiful pictures.
    After a stroll along the pretty streets, we have grabbed a beer at the local supermarket and enjoyed it watching locals at the mains square.
    As it was our last day in Medellín we headed back soon after and went to pack for our last South American destination, Bogotá.
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  • Day220

    Piedra del Peñol

    June 16, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Our last day trip in South America took as to a stunning place in the heart of the Colombian countryside.
    Huge probably volcanic rock overlooks a man made lagoons surrounded by beautiful country.
    To get to the top you need to climb 650 steps that are elegantly placed on the rock itself. From the bottom it looks really daunting but once you get going, the nice views encourage you to keep going.
    From the peak absolutely stunning views opened ahead of us and we were really glad we took the trip.
    The weather worked out perfectly and we could see little town of Gautapé what would be our next stop.
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  • Day219

    Medellín - Jardín Botanico

    June 15, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    An easy metro ride from the cable car at the north of the city is located Botanical garden.
    It's the first one we have found for free and walking around has been a nice relax after the busy and never sleeping city centre.
    Our favorite part was the beautiful Orchideorama and spotting an iguana that happily waited for us to take pictures.Read more

  • Day219

    North of the Medellín

    June 15, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Our favorite way to view a city is from above. In Medellín it's easily done by travelling by cable car that takes you above the roofs of one of the neighbourhoods that were badly affected by drug cartels back in 90's.
    The city's plan to connect poor and troubled parts worked better than anyone could ever expected. Now there is a modern library being built where youth can read about Simon Bolivar and not take a gun into their hand.Read more

  • Day218

    Medellín & Fernando Botera

    June 14, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    Fernando Botera is a Colombian artist known all over the world for his very distinctive style known as "Boterismo".
    May of his sculptures are displayed in prominent location all over the world but those in his home town Medellín have a special significance.
    We have seen his "birds" sculptures at the Plaza San Antonio with very powerful message.
    Many of his sculptures are gathered at Plaza Botero. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to take the best pictures but still, walking around his "fat" statues has been very entertaining.
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