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Colombia- Valle del Cauca- Dapa and El Dieceocho

Colombia-Cauca-Dapa and El Dieceocho, a set on Flickr. Dapa and El Dieceocho Despite having lived or traveled in some of the biggest cities in the world (Rio De janeiro, Mexico City) and some of the most livable (Brisbane, Oslo?) and … Continue reading

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Boyacá – Rogitama la Biodiversidad

Black Inca (Coeligena prunellei), “Prinipito de Arcabuco” 1, a photo by Alexanderson01 on Flickr. In surprising contrast to the dry hills surrounding Villa de Leyva, near Arcabuco one finds again cool and moist rainforest environment filled with mosses, ferns and … Continue reading

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Villa De Leyva and the Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt.

Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania fannyi specimens, a photo by Alexanderson01 on Flickr. It is with heavy heart that I left Villa de Leyva yesterday.  My home for the last month, Villa de Leyva is a colonial jem. Chosen by the conquistadores … Continue reading

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Colombia-Risaralda-Otún Quimbaya

Colombia-Risaralda-Otún Quimbaya, a set on Flickr. Otún Quimbaya After four nights and days of intense birding, frogging and trekking through the primary and secondary forests of La Mesenia, we returned to El Jardin and headed for Montezuma in Risaralda, another … Continue reading

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Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia

Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia, a set on Flickr. From a sacred Andean Lake to the wettest place in the world, almost…  Perched at 1600 m altitude in the western cordillera of the Colombian Andes, Fundacion Colibri’s “Reserva La Mesenia” is only … Continue reading

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Sacred waters

Shrouded in mists, well above the treeline, and surrounded by the eerie silhouettes of “frailejones” (giant tree-like daisies in the genus Espletia), Iguaque Lake ( 5°41’14.94″N  73°26’11.92″W ) offers a special experience for visitors that brave the steep 1000 m … Continue reading

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A walk to Lake Iguaque

Colombia-Iguaque, a set on Flickr. We left at dawn from Villa de Leyva, hiring a bus to take us up to to the  national park headquarters and start of the track to Iguaque.  Mid-slope tropical forest persists in the moist … Continue reading

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