Tip for the Coffee Zone of Colombia: Recinto del Pensamiento. An enjoyable excursion past butterflies, birds, bonsai, orchids and sustainable architecture.
Destinations in South America: all of our dare2go-posts are grouped here by the countries we have visited during our overland travel.
An archaeological mystery: the stone statues and tombs of San Agustín and Tierradentro in Colombia. Who created them, and when? And what happened to the people?
We want to encourage you to leave the Panamerican Highway and explore the Amazon region of Ecuador. We drove part of the “Troncal Amazonica”.
Ecuador has a lot to offer: colonial cities, coastline & natural beauty. We really enjoyed returning to Ecuador and revisiting known or visiting new places.
It wasn’t planned, but in Colombia we ended up driving another of South America’s infamous “Death Roads”, El Trampolín de la Muerte – not as bad as its name suggests.
The World Heritage listed city of Cuenca in Ecuador, and its surrounds, has a lot to offer. So much that one visit is not enough. We just loved to return.
Here’s a gallery depicting some of the captivating faces we encountered, during the famous Corpus Christi fiesta in Pujilí, to compliment our first post.