Bogota, exploration of a sprawling city We are still in Bogotá, huge city of more than 7 million inhabitants. It is the 29th most populous city in the world. It is also one of the few capitals of this size not to have metro or tram. Honestly the buses are hardly sufficient and it took us some time to get along with the public transport. … Continue reading Bogotá, architectural and social challenges
We are in Colombia, in Bogotá more exactly. Many fantasies and fears spread about the country. But the reality is far, very far from the stereotypes conveyed by Fox News and other “media”. As most of you, when we thought about Colombia we were thinking about the FARC, the war, the cocaine and about many dangers. So we were on the alert when we arrived … Continue reading In Colombia and still alive!
(The article was written as part of a collaboration with visit.org) Costa Rica is renowned for its coffee among the best in the world. This small country relies on quality to resist in front of the big world producers like Brazil. For example, it is not allowed to grow coffee of lower quality such as robusta coffee. In Costa Rica you will only find arabica … Continue reading Words cannot espresso everything
From one park to the other, we continue our journey in Costa Rica, still fascinated by the impressive diversity of plants and animals in this small country barely larger than Switzerland. We met Vino De Backer, a biologist specialized in bats, in Monteverde, an area of cloud forest in the northern part of Costa Rica. Vino De Backer received us in his sanctuary dedicated to … Continue reading The travel cannot get bat-ter
After visiting the Boruca community we took the bus back to the touristic trap tracks. It was kind of an adventure. Public transport here is complicated because there are several bus companies sharing the Costa Rican roads. Several companies therefore several bus stations and of course, competition obliges, they do not exchange the schedules between them. Considering the bus changes, the roads state and the … Continue reading Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica
The main village of the Boruca community although difficult to access is served by public transport twice a day. Coming directly from San José, we visited this indigenous community and stayed in a family on site. This experience was the greatest we had since the beginning of our trip around the world. But before sharing it with you and to help you to understand what … Continue reading Boruca, life lesson and community values
After Belize we arrive in Costa Rica and spend a few days in San José, the capital. We often read and hear that San José is not nice and it is only good to spend a night here before visiting other more interesting places. Today I wish to show another point of view about this city. I find it very interesting. San José is rich: … Continue reading San José in Costa Rica: Pura Vida