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This weekend our friend Antonio’s grand mother Matilde turned 101 years old.
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That’s quite a reason to make a huge barbecue party in Pesca, Colombia.
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Pesca in Boyacá, Colombia’s agricultural region number one.
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From the sacrifice of the lamb to the last sausage is done as locally as it can possibly be, at home.
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Rita and the view from our hostel.
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Juliana and I were determined to hike a páramo and talked everybody into it. (The best thing ever to do in Colombia. More páramo stories here and here.)
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Antonio told us about a mountain called the Nipple. It never got clear if that is the official name or his own invention. But you see why?
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We started walking at noon. I got myself a nice typical Boyacá hat. (Photo credit: Natalia Ariza)
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Hiking in Colombia almost always means walking uphill.
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We met people giving us encouraging words along the way.
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We had to make numbers of pauses during the steep ascense.
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The local farmer Casilda, on the other hand, climbed the hill in less than half the time. With a huge bag of corn cobs on her back.
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Probably the pigs with the best view in the world?
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The last 500 meters to the Nipple we’d just walk in silence wondering if we’d ever make it.
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But we did. (Photo credit: Javier Bahamón)
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The view over the Manzano páramo from the Nipple is absolutely amazing in the sunset light.
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3470 m.a.s.l. (Photo credit: Natalia Ariza)
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The páramo el Manzano.
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The happy hikers and the stunning scenery of Boyacá, Colombia.
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After the hike we chilled at the hostel El Portal de la Loma.
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I absolutely adore the decoration of El Portal de la Loma in Pesca.
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During the road trip back we made numbers of stops to eat local specialities, like these arepas de choclo.
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The exit and entry of Bogotá on a weekend isn’t precisely a short time project with all the “trancones” (traffic bottlenecks), but it’s fun with a group like this.
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Especially with a lot of stops along the way. Our last stop at one of Colombia’s very few vineyards, Punta Larga. The wine wasn’t very good but we had a good time and beautiful view.

 

 

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