Discovered a street in Bogotá specialised in antiques. It’s beautiful and calm with a dozen of antique shops to visit.
Some are beautiful and you can find things for a reasonable price, not like in Europe. Colombians, in general, don’t like so much old things. At least much less than Europeans. Cultural.
Thanks Anna for the visit!
Close to La Casa Grande, you can go and visit around. Very near is the path that leads to La cuidad perdida, a quite difficult walk of 4 days in the forest if I’m not wrong.
Anyway, we went to visit the water falls called Valencia’s. Quite a lot of people were visiting them.
Thanks again Erwan for the pictures.
We stayed 2 nights in this hotel-beach that was very simple but fantastic. We were alone facing the sea the whole day. Adorable people looking after us.
I really recommend this place for those who are more happy with beauty and calm than luxuary: La casa grande.
Gracias Gaudi por la dirección.
Another very popular place in Colombia: the park of Tayrona.
With its amazing beaches, the park is a beautiful protected place where you can find all sorts of animals and plants. There are a lot of things to see in the park and it’s worth staying a couple of days.
You can get there walking, riding horses or by boat. (We took the last option).
Thanks Erwan for the pictures.
Monita is back!
We went to visit the most popular places of the coast of Colombia for a long weekend. I didn’t have camera (the monitas are a bit blond sometimes) but my friend Erwan did the pictures for you to see how the places look like.
Cartagena is a beautiful intramuros city made in spanish colonial architecture. People sometimes say that it’s the Seville of Colombia.
To know more about Cartagena: click here.
After visiting the flower plantation, we went to have a glance at the massive garage they use to make the bouquets ready to export abroad.
The process, briefly:
The flowers are cut from the plantation and put carefully in fabric beds as we can see below. Then, they are sent to fumigation, in order to kill insects that could destroy them later. Afterwards, women take flowers one by one and send them to the right bouquets. All the bouquets are put in boxes and sent to the fridge (2 to 4 degrees) for about 2 to 5 hours before being exported by plane.
Thanks very much Lucy for the visit! It’s always interesting to know where our supermaket’s products come from.
Did you know that Colombia was the second largest flower exporting country in the world? I didn’t.
Last week, I was very lucky because my English friend Lucy took me to one of the places where she works: a flower plantation close to Tenjo.
Very inspiring for textures and colours.
This plantation is only making carnations and roses and some of them are sold in supermarkets like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, or Waitrose in the UK.
In Tabio, walking down the streets, we discovered an exhibition of orquideas. It happened that the person who has a dessert’s shop also have a collection of Orquideas in the backyard. Better than in the Botanical Garden… Those guys are geeks of Orquideas for somehting like 12 years and we were completely amazed!
Wow, wow and wow!
I did the cat eyes to Mario to get one but…
The place is called Cuchipanda and is run by Zoraida Granados and Alvaro Arjona. Email them or call them: (0057) 311 265 9646.