Southamerica | La Frontera de Ecuador y Colombia

After some weeks in Ecuador (Gallery) and Galápagos (Gallery) I went on to Colombia.

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In Ibarra, a town near the border to Colombia
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Meatmarket in Ibarra
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My last bus in Ecuador, to the border. They’re just packing all my luggage into it.
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A huge welcome committee at the border. In fact, southern Colombia was on strike this day, what didn’t make the bordercross easier.
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Santuario de Las Lajas – a basilica church built in a canyon
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“Youths! With their Llamas and Sombreros!”
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In Colombia I decided to take a flight to the north, into…
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…Medellín! The former “most dangerous city in the world”, which improved a lot in the last years, e.g. by the public Teleféricos.
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Sancho Pancho and a tourist!
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A very impressive couple of statues, which represent the past (bombed statue, 23 deaths) and the future of this city, rich in history
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On the way to Guatapé we had some live music in the car
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Loading the local public transport in Guatapé
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Waiting for customers
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We had to earn to reach our place for having a bath
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The lake of Peñol-Guatapé which was created by a hydroelectric-dam, far away from here
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An overview over a small part of the lake
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The huge city of Medellín in the night
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After another day-bus-ride I reached the small town of Salento in the coffe-region in the mountains
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The next day, my bavarian friends and me took a hike up to the mountains into the valle de cocoa
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On the peak of our hike
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On the other side, it was a bit foggy, but everywhere we have seen the majestic wax-palms
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A field of wax-palms
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In a coffe-farm we had the chance to see the whole process from planting the coffee-seeds (beans) to the end-product
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On my last bus-trip to Bogotá
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The hostel Lima Limon, where I spent my last nights in Colombia. Thanks to the Argentinian receptionists 😉
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On the bicycle-tour through Bogotá we had the chance to try many different fruits. Here the better known dragon fruit.
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Have a seat
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Shortly before I went home, we decided to take part on the Graffiti tour through the center of Bogotá
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“Stand still!”

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