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March 2015

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Botero Plaza

South America, Colombia

Botero Plaza is a park that displays 23 sculptures by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, who donated these and several other artworks for the Museum of Antioquia renovation in 2004. The…

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Cafe Bernade

South America, Colombia

Dinner time or wine time, Im not sure! Anyway it’s off to Cafe Bernade Gourmet here in Salento. My companions as usual Jess and Aki. Starters, garlic mushrooms $4 (NOK 32),…

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Coffee time!

South America, Colombia

A really interesting experience for some of us, others seemed more interested in the pets! The guy that owns the coffee farm, Finca Don Eduardo, is English. He is a…

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Salento

South America, Colombia

Salento is one of the major tourist attractions of Colombia, thanks to its peaceful nature, impressive scenery, easy access to the Cocora valley, and the retention of much of its…

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Travelling Northwards

South America, Colombia

Travelling northwards through Colombia. If you’re into mountains and windy roads the journey from Pasto to Popayan is spectacular. On the way we stopped at Buga which is famous for…

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Otavalo

South America, Ecuador

Otavalo is a largely indigenous town in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador. The town has about 90,000 inhabitants The indigenous Otavaleños are famous for weaving textiles, usually made of wool….

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Chuchi

South America, Ecuador

Leaving Cuenca on our way to Riobamba, we stop for lunch at Chuchi where I photographed the children’s school bus. In Chunchi, close to 41% of youths have a least…

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Panama Hat

South America, Ecuador

The city of Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2500 meters above sea level. The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Reed Boats

South America, Peru

Reed boats are among the oldest known types of boats in the world. They are still used in Peru as traditional fishing boats. Both at Chiclayo and a beach camp…

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Lima

South America, Peru

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the…

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L’Eau Vive

South America, Peru

With a little help from TripAdviser I decided to try a restaurant, L’Eau Vive, a 18th century building in the heart of old Lima. This very simple and somewhat unusual…

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The Palpa Lines

South America, Peru

The Palpa Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high,…

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Out for dinner!

South America, Peru

This time to the Uchu Peruvian Steakhouse where we are going to eat Alpaca. Jess as usual, when it comes to wine and food, is my companion along with Aki….

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Cusco

South America, Peru

Cusco, is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range at a elevation of 3,400 m. In 2013, the city had a population of…

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Interoceanica Sur

South America, Peru

The Interoceanic Highway or Trans-oceanic highway is an international, transcontinental highway in Peru and Brazil to connect the two countries. It entailed the renovation and construction of roughly 2,600 kilometres…

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