9th to 15th of September 2018. Love-hate relationship. This week I finally admitted to myself that I have a love-hate relation with steep dirt roads and asphalt roads. When I am biking or frequently pushing up the hill on a dirt road, I long for smooth straight asphalt. When we finally are on asphalt roads…Read more Week 66. Fresno to Yotoco. Biking in Colombia.
2nd of September till 8th of September. Fresh mountain air. It has its benefits when you can leave before the first heat of the day, even if you have to set your alarm at 4:30 to be ready by first sunrays. We enjoy the fresh mountain air before setting off. While the rain was pouring…Read more Week 65. Sao Pablo de Borbur to Fresno. Biking in Colombia.
26th of August till 1st of September 2018. "Suffering" is our own choice. When I struggle up the mountains and see locals walking up the hills to their fields, or cooking dinner on a wood fire, I remind myself of what Hilde said so nicely in her blog: our "suffering" is our own choice. Read…Read more Week 64. Chita to San Pablo de Borbur. Biking in Colombia.
19th till 25th of August 2018. Memory lane. Memories are fading in and out, mixing between different countries, roads and years. Twisting between time frames and being, waving as a texture creating new memories. Triggered by sounds, smells and heat or cold.I am sometimes getting so confused and I am happy that we have the discipline…Read more Week 63. Soata to Chita. Biking in Colombia.
12th till 18th of August 2018. Leaving town. If you know that Bucaramanga is the capital and largest city of Santander in Colombia with almost 522,000 inhabitants, you can imagine that we are lucky to have MapsMe which works offline as a route planner to guide us out of the crazy busy city. We first…Read more Week 62. Bucaramanga to Soata. Biking in Colombia.
5th till 11th of August 2018. Lazy Sunday Afternoon. In the beautiful UNESCO town of Mompox, located at the Magdalena riverside, we enjoy a lazy Sunday with a real cappuccino and steak with fries. Colombia has great meat and meat culture; amazing fruits but still needs to discover vegetables. We further discover the city, get…Read more Week 61. Mompox to Bucaramanga. Biking in Colombia.
29th of July till 4th of August 2018. Cartagena. After 5 days on the boat discovering the San Blas Islands, our first offshore impression of Cartagena with high rise buildings is not very promising. Is Cartagena the same as Panama city? Are the many of the buildings built for drugs money laundering and standing empty…Read more Week 60. Cartagena to Mompox. Biking in Colombia.