Passionately vegetarian, atheists, very left-wing and don’t like visitors to tell them how to live their life. You are welcome to visit them in the mountains of Colombia, South America and stay as long as you like. You will have to work very hard helping them in the garden that supplies them with all their food.
Pasto is more of a city that you stopover for the night on your way to the border of Ecuador and Colombia, South America. I spent the night at the Hotel Koala Inn. Seems you ought to be aware of your surroundings once it starts getting dark. The city of Pasto seems to be suffering … Continue reading Pasto, Colombia
This is a nice guide on how to travel from Popayan, Colombia to Quito, Ecuador. I took a picture of the guide at Hosteltrail in Popayan.
Location: Heading toward the Parque Arqueologico you take a right and head up a hill. El Maco is on your right. Watch for sign on right about 1km out of town. Price: $ 8.00 to 20.00 USD (I guess they have camping that is cheaper.) I paid $10.00 USD for a complete dorm to myself … Continue reading El Maco (San Agustin)
Location: You can walk, bus or taxi. Just west on the outskirts of San Agustin. The walk is about 25 minutes. Cost: About $7.50 USD (15,000 pesos) Parque Arqueologico in San Agustin, Colombia is a good 4 hours walking tour to see everything. You pretty much follow … Continue reading Parque Arqueologico (San Agustin)
Even though I’m having trouble finding the elusive “San Isidro” magic mushroom, I must say I really like it in San Agustin, Colombia. The people are very friendly and they have this cool public pool fed by a mountain stream (soon to replaced with a fancy pool.) The first night of walking through San Agustin … Continue reading San Agustin, Colombia
Location: Cra 11, No. 4-16, Popayan, Colombia Price: $8.00 USD (16,000 Pesos) for dorm, Single room no bath $14.00 USD (28.000 Pesos), Double room shared bath $20.00 USD (40,000 Pesos)… They have other options! http://www.hosteltrailpopayan.com/ Phone: 314-696-0805 Hostel Trail is a very nice hostel to stay at in Popayan, Colombia. They offer free WiFi and … Continue reading Hostel Trail (Popayan)
Finally I found a city in Colombia, South America that I’ve really come to enjoy. It kind of reminds me of Antigua, Guatemala. You can find some cheap hotels to stay in if you walk a couple blocks from the main tourist area. The people are super friendly and you can eat here pretty cheap … Continue reading Popayan, Colombia
I spent the night here and hit the road the next day to Popayan, Colombia. First I checked out a couple hostels that seemed to be in a boring location. Then I caught cab to downtown and found it rather pleasant and the people friendly. I stayed in the hotel Avenida. Make sure you go … Continue reading Manizales, Colombia
Price: $1.00 USD to top (not sure on extreme package $3.00 USD?) I thought this was a good idea in Manizales, Colombia. They made an ordinary water tower into money making venture. They charge one dollar to go to the top. Plus they have an extreme package (not sure on price) where you can put … Continue reading Water tower observation deck (Manizales)