Throwback to 2014

Before we left Europe in October we stayed two weeks at my parents’ house in Sweden in order for me to repack my things since I had been living in Norway for almost two years. I arranged my camera gear, bought some new things and I stuffed my back with all memory cards that I could find. I left for Mexico with four different memory cards, one that I knew belonged to me and the rest I supposed belonged to me. After all I found them in my room, so they must be mine. Until today I have not bothered…

Bogotá, Colombia

We are since a few weeks back in Bogotá and we aim to stay here for another couple of months. We are slowly getting settled into a new routine. Something that we have really missed. Even if travelling is amazing it is also hard. You are living from day to day, experiencing great freedom but also a lot of uncertainty, and after a while all the amazing landscapes that you see are not so impressive any more. The senses are drenched and can just not take any more beauty- so everything ends up looking a bit the same. A sensory…

Valle de Cocora, Colombia

Valle de Cocora is located a 30 minute drive outside Salento and is commonly perceived to be a “must” to visit if one is in the region. The valley is famous for the wax palms that than grow up to 60 meters tall, the presence of condors and eagles, and of course more than a handful of tourists. There are several trails through the valley and surrounding areas and we took one of the shorter one since we arrived late and since I am still struggling with my ankle that I sprained almost two months ago. Never the less- the…

Finca Momota, Colombia

We spent the first days of the new year in Salento, a small village in el Eje Cafetero- the colombian coffee zone. When we arrived after an eight hour bus ride we quite soon figured out that there was something special going on in the village. Without knowing it our visit coincided with the annual celebration of XX and the whole village had turned into a festival. One of the things we had decided to do during our stay in Salento was to visit a farm that grew coffee. There were several options available but after doing some research our…

Guatapé, Colombia

Over the gap of Darién and tingling vulcanoes with bus down the hills of the Andes the grand holidays spent in Medellín- and then up again to the village of Guatapé flooded to make way for the future in the 70´s- today other dangers room a centre around the church and the nativity scene offers a break of silence from the well visited cobblestone streets facades dressed and decorated by all the colours of the palette  

Not so Pura Vida, Costa Rica

Six weeks in Costa Rica have come to an end, two days ago we flew to Colombia and we will spend the next couple of months here. During our last two weeks in Costa Rica we visited La Fortuna, San José (the capital), since it is the hub of connections if one wish to travel to different parts of Costa Rica,  Cerro Dantas, a wildlife refuge in the rainforest outside Heredia (one of our best experiences in Costa Rica) and of course Alajuela and our friend Daniel. To cut it short, we have not been impressed by Costa Rica, it have…

The Badlands- Mal País, Costa Rica

Mal País- the less explored part of the Nicoya Peninsula North of Playa Hermosa,marea alta y marea baja endless beaches and blue hills lined by palmtrees and almendro and for us exotic shells along the dusty roads to Montezuma small cafés along another empty beach back in Playa Carmen another small café and a dangling roof of flowers the badlands we left and another water we crossed with the mainland as our destination Puntarenas and back to our friends in Alajuela