Questo mese doppio reblog. Il primo è quello che ho speso in una settimana in Colombia, a Novembre 2011.
Sorgente: Nota spese Pereira – Santa Rosa
Ricorderò il 2011 soprattutto per gli 8 mesi vissuti a Cali, sucursal del ciel y capital mundial de la salsa, il tempo più lungo che ho passato nello stesso posto in questi anni di vita nomadica. Ma anche per 2 settimane nell’isola di Ometepe a dividere una cabana col nipote di Che Guevara e due mesi in giro nella piacevole Panama, nonché un mese nella deludente Medellin e i giri per la Colombia.
I lived 8 months in Cali and I have 1(one, una, eine!) picture in my archive. It’s the first of this gallery, a view of the beautiful Barrio San Antonio, where I lived. Other pictures of Medellin, Santa Marta, Tolù, Volcano de Barro and Leticia.
The Amazon River (Rio de Amazonas) is the 2nd largest in the world after Nilo, but by far the biggest by waterflow (equal to the 7 largest combined!!!). During rainy season the level can increase up to 15 metres.
I went to Amazonian expecting wildness and I discovered great food, especially fish, like Gamitana, Pirarucu and Piranha, the most delicious of all.
I went in the Colombian Amazon on August 2011. Near Leticia I partecipated to the sacred ritual of “mambeo”, the preparation and chewing of Coca leaves.
I went to Salento and Valle del Cocora (Quindìo, Colombia) twice: on April and November 2011. The first time I stayed in Hostel Tralalà, then in La Serrana. Salento is the most touristy destination in an area, el eje cafetero, that offers much more.
I was in the overlooked Pijao (Quindio, Colombia) at the end of April 2011. Pijao is a small village (10.000 people) 30km South of Armenia, where a local committee is working to be the first South American city admitted in Città slow. It’s definitely worth a day trip.
I was in Cartagena, Colombia, in March 2011. The Casco historico, the colonial part of the city, is really beautiful. There are also very nice daytrips, like the Mud Volcano or Playa Blanca.