Quality times in Cali: Vijes to Cali

Cycling day 15: Vijes to Cali We cycled the last 45km to Cali on Tuesday. We headed straight to our hosts’ (Yamileth and John Jairo) house – they are friends of Pedro and Dianna (our Medellin hosts) and will embark on a round the world motorcycle tour in January 2017 (with their dog, Lusicita!). Having […]

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Trip to Salento

We decided to take a trip to the town of Salento. It is around 35km from Pereira, where we are staying, and a tough uphill cycle. Instead of battling into the Andes just to turn back on ourselves again, we thought it would be a nice break if we took the £2 bus there instead. It […]

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Coffee country: Somewhere else to Pereira

Cycling day 12: Somewhere else to Pereira Most of the day today was uphill, hot, and very tiring. We were entering the zona cafetera though, so at least the scenery was pretty nice. On the road we met a really cool couple who were also bicycle touring. They were cycling in the opposite direction and […]

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A bad day for Freddy’s front wheel: Bolombolo to somewhere near Pintada

Cycling day 10: Bolombolo to somewhere near Pintada Today we set off from Bolombolo fairly early, after a Colombian breakfast of arepas, scrambled eggs (with tomato and onion), and a hot chocolate. Pedro’s recommended route continued to be fairly quiet. The road ran parallel to the Rio Cauca, continuing to briefly rise up the side of the […]

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