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Boyacá & Santander : Colonial Gems, Remote Villages & Adrenaline

Convento de los Franciscanos, Plaza Principal, Monguí, Boyacá, Colombia

Convento de los Franciscanos, Plaza Principal, Monguí, Boyacá, Colombia

Situated northeast of Bogota, this part of Colombia is more popular than ever, and for good reasons… I had already visited the most famous landmarks of this region back in 2009: Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Barichara & the Chichamocha Canyon. I wanted to go back, amongst others for photography, and actually found in 2016 that areas which were unknown or out of reach a few years back are opening fast and offer many different opportunities, well Off The Beaten Track. Continue Reading →

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El Canyon Del Chicamocha

For those wondering if it is worth dishing out the 30.000 COP or 15 USD for the 6 kilometer ride down and up to the other rim, La Mesa de Los Santos, well, the best view of the canyon is actually from the ?Mirador? high above on the side of the entrance gate, because you have a 360 degree view and can see the river?s meandering around a mountain

For those wondering if it is worth dishing out 15 USD for the 6 kilometer ride down and up to the other rim, La Mesa de Los Santos, the best view of the canyon is actually from the “Mirador” high above on the side of the entrance gate

The road between San Gil and Bucaramanga partly follows and even descends into this majestic canyon, providing a stunning vista with Rio Chicamocha snaking along more than 1.000 meters below. The area is desert-like, with lots of thorny shrubs, cactuses and even more goats climbing with ease through the steep terrain, tugging at twigs. Continue Reading →

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