Happy 2017! May this year bring you joy, laughter, and loads of travels of course:). We could safely say that 2016 was the year of travels and we could not have been happier to finish it with another trip. This time we spent New Year’s in Europe, briefly visiting lovely Strasbourg in France and enjoying the beauty of the Black Forest in Germany.
My knees hurt for days after the two treks in El Chalten, Patagonia the cutest little village surrounded by mountains also called The National Trekking Capital. But what an experience that was!
Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Argentina was the first WOW moment of our six months trip in South America. Before Patagonia, we had spent four weeks in Buenos Aires where we had a good time, but hardly comparable with the visual feast this part of the world offered us.
I remember we were in Ilha Grande, Brazil when we first started reading about Colombia, and amongst all the beauties featured in Lonely Planet, it was Cocora Valley in the Zona Cafetera that caught our attention. Looking back at our time in the country considered too dangerous to visit not long ago, Cocora Valley was the absolute highlight.
I’ve been fascinated with Colombia ever since I was a child. One of the things I wanted to do most was to walk through the coffee plantations, pick coffee beans, see how coffee was made, and although I’m not a coffee drinker, I wanted to taste the coffee. Salento proved to be the perfect place for this dream of mine to come true.
After four days of trekking in the jungle , Tayrona Park came right down from heaven. We spent two days sunbathing, taking naps in the hammocks, walking on the beach, and sipping on coconut water. Pure bliss!