It was dark outside, the bus station was almost empty and I had been waiting for hours on a hard metal chair in Armenia, Colombia. FARC rebels fighting in the south had led to the border being closed the past week and I had a flight from Quito, Ecuador that l had to be on in five… Continue reading Finding balance in the middle of the earth.
I had never heard of Salento before coming to Colombia until it was casually mentioned by other travelers. This mystical town in the southern hills with towering palm trees and lush forests. It just sounded like a dream, rolling coffee bean farms, horses and jeeps the only means of transport on the dirt trails, I… Continue reading What to do in Salento
I love how traveling always teaches you something, there is often a lesson to be learned or a reminder of your faults and prejudices. Salento did that for me. This is a short story of a lesson I learned there... I had decided on impulse to add Salento to my trip south through Colombia on… Continue reading Changing perspectives in Salento
Rio De Janeiro! Everytime I hear that I can't help singing "In Rio" from the cartoon "Rio". Brazil was just meant to be a stopover, it was the cheapest flight home as I was ending my journey in South America from Bolivia and flights were about two times the price as one from Rio. So… Continue reading Rio De Janeiro
So this is just going to be a quick informational post to help anyone who was as confused as me when visiting the equator in ecuador. The reason for my confusion is that there are actually two equator locations complete with visitor centre. The original La Mitad del Mundo (“the middle of the world”) is 22km… Continue reading Visiting the Middle of the Earth