Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cascadas Chicala - Payande - Ibague

6 amazing waterfalls only 1 hour from Ibague, one of Colombia's secret places
Hotel with swimming pool. Tel: 287 72 22 Cel: 317 274 38 23
Email clubcampestrechicala@hotmail.com




Cantina Payande

The road to waterfalls from Payande

Great food

 At the hotel

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Valle de Los Munecos - Rovira

Beautiful rock/sand stone formation, with view of Rovira. I not exactly sure how this places was formed, I would believe from rain washing the soft sand away and leaving this formation!
Spent the evening with my Colombian family walking from Rovira (About 2 minutes) to Valle de Los Munecos.

View of Rovira




Walking with 5 girls & dog



Friday, 3 April 2015

El Araque - Rovira

Secret places in Colombia, you won't find many gringos here!
Spent Easter Friday with my Colombian family/friends with a large fish lunch and the afternoon spent down the river. There was 9 of us and a dog in the motor taxi!
This part of Colombia there an't many tourists and its great to live with a large local family, living the way they do.
Not exactly sure how the rocks where formatted and whether this area is in a earthquake or Volcano zone, but the nearest active volcano is only 60 old k's north away "Volcán Nevado del Tolima" and can also bee viewed from Buena vista on a clear day, another 15 k's south from here.

Motor Taxi

Waterfall with clean water and not freezing!

Another waterfall and beautiful rock formation  

Natural rope swing

Me climbing

Natural rock formation (Looks like it has been cut by machine)

A few other locals swimming

Great for sliding down on a tube

Me and the beautiful local girls

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Buena Vista - Rovira

This is how I imagine Colombia. A few days on a finca where Coffee is grown. Great views and experience. Staying on a finca of the sister and family of my girlfriend.

There had been a lot of rain in the night

Tree being cut after falling in the night and blocking the road

Jeeps waiting for road to clear

Finca "Toilet" Fog

View of coffee plantation

Me working lol. Washing coffee beans

Grinding maiz for chicken feed

Cooking rice pudding

Rice pudding with cheese

Coffee beans drying 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Ibague

Is on the way to Cali from Bogota and only 1 hour from Rovira, Valle de San JuanVilla Restrepo.
There is a Migration Office where you can extend your stamp for 90 days more, photos are taken in the office. You will need your passport, onward ticket and payment Col. $80,000.00. Address: (Centro Facilitador de Services Migratorios Calle 10 # 8-07 Tel: 273 1018)
Private Medical: Clinica Centro Medico La Qunita. Carrera 5a No. 39-72 Tel: 2648795
There are many markets in town known as plazas. Fruit is also sold on the street.
Taxis have meters and are cheap












Saturday, 14 March 2015

Villa Restrepo - Ibague

A day visit from Ibague with my girlfriend
Hotel Los Pinos 317 7415778


Lots of cortizo and fried pork

Local man on horseback 

Sancocho


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Valle de San Juan Tolima

Only an hour from Ibague.
The geographical setting of the village comprises a series of mountain slopes, where articulate small flat areas formed by materials in rainy seasons, that are located in the foothills and have permanent water of small creeks which running perpendicular to the direction of geographic valley sense. The area around San Juan Valley is composed of fertile soil in which valleys and plains are denoted and where you can see large crops of corn; its main agricultural product. There are also rivers and streams that punctuate the landscape with a forest of medium height.


La Moto

Fruit for sale on the road to San Juan

View

Church

Main road to San Juan

Pineapple juice

Cooking




Street

Feliz dia de mujeres

Breakfast time