Melgar

After a month in Bogota and surroundings, we thought it was time to leave the Andes and to have a long weekend in ‘tierra caliente’ (jep, another long weekend ;)). After a two hours drive from Bogota, descending 2300 meters in altitude, we arrived in the hot and sweaty town of Melgar. We booked a ‘cabaña’ with…

Parque Macanal

Long weekend! We left Bogota on Saturday afternoon. As leaving Bogota by car is not so easy (and certainly not on long weekends) we arrived only at “aperitivo” hour in the Macanal reserve. The house of architect Fernando Cortes is a great place to relax in good company and with a good drink (and what a view!)….

Zipaquira & Sopo

Brrr! In October it can be cloudy and cold around Bogota. Therefor we went on a trip to do some rainy-day activities in Zipaquira and Sopo. Inside the biggest Salt Cathedral of the world in Zipaquira, a salt mine 180m under the ground, there’s no light and it gets pretty hot down there. Pictures are difficult to…

Villa de Leyva

3 days in the town of Zorro! Cobblestone streets, Colonial architecture, sleeping and relaxing in hostel Renacer, mountain-biking to Monasterio del Santo Ecce Homo and to los Pozos Azules (where Louis swam in the turquoise water), learning about the old fossils that mark the region, visiting the house of independence warrior Antonio Nariño, and tasting the GREAT food…

Our apartment on the 7th floor

We’re lucky that we can stay in the apartment of Jack and Eva while they are traveling! Stylish furniture, a lot of plants, two big terraces (one for the morning and one for the afternoon), two bed- and bathrooms (welcome for a sleep-over!), great views over Bogota and the mountains… We’re super happy! And all of…

Bogota ciudad

First days of discovering this huge (and high: 2600m!) Andes-metropolis: Bogota has famous car-free Sundays, called “Ciclovia”. The city closes all the important ‘calles’ and ‘carreras’ for car traffic, évery Sunday from 7am until 2pm. Neighboring cities adopted the concept and we would love to push it in Brussels as well! City life: discovering our…