El Museo del Chocolate – Chocolate Museum – Villa de Leyva, Colombia
El Museo del Chocolate (Chocolate Museum) is not necessarily a museum but more of a place that celebrates chocolate. You could say it has some museum aspects, but you can also find a great restaurant and beautiful interior and exterior gardens; the decoration is magical … like out of a movie, and your senses are…
Las onces, a Colombian tradition
Tomar las onces – to take the onces is a special time for Colombians because they not only get to enjoy delicious warm food but it is also a time to spend time with family and friends. For las onces, Colombians have hot chocolate, agua de panela, tinto (Colombian coffee) accompanied with cookies or almojábanas, pan…
Plaza de Mercado, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
The Plaza de Mercado of Villa de Leyva is not only a place to buy food and items. It is also a place that means a lot to the locals and where there is a lot of history and family traditions. Experience the culture, try some delicious fruits and foods.
Touring Villa de Leyva, Colombia on a Chiva
The Colombian Chivas are buses painted colorfully (usually with the colors of the Colombian flag: yellow, blue, and red) and decorated with figures and decorations representative of the region.
Using your Cell Phone’s Call and Data while traveling through Colombia
You can use your phone while traveling through Colombia. It mainly depends on your cell phone carrier. If you are in the U.S., I recommend contacting your cell phone carrier and asking about International phone and data packages. It used to be that these packages were costly; therefore, many of us got conditioned not even…
Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, Colombia
The Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva has mostly stayed the same in the last 400 years.It is not only the biggest plaza in Colombia, but it is also one of the biggest in all of Latin America. The Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva is about 150,000 square feet.
Driving from Bogotá to Villa de Leyva, Colombia
When we got out of the city driving towards the department of Boyacá, it was like a light switch went on, and this beautiful landscape appeared. Driving became pleasant, with beautiful curvy roads through the mountains and overlooking the valleys.
Ciclovía in Bogotá
Ciclovía literally translates into “cycleway.” Every week, the city of Bogotá creates a bike path by closing different streets throughout the city so that people can use the path to exercise.
Driving in Bogotá, Colombia
Traffic in Bogotá, Colombia is much different than in the U.S. and most parts of Europe. Not only do you have to be aware of cars and pedestrians, but you also have to focus on bicycles and motorcycles everywhere, plus lots of street vendors.
How Colombians drink hot Chocolate
I grew up in Colombia drinking hot chocolate only one way, and it wasn’t with peppermint or marshmallows. It will sound surprising to you but hear me out …
How to use a public restroom in Colombia
One of the things that I had forgotten about Colombia was how to use public restrooms. Don’t get me wrong, I know how to use the restroom, but there are a few things that you must keep in mind when you have to use a public restroom in Colombia.
Changing Dollars to the Colombian Peso, When traveling
If you travel to Colombia, you will have to exchange money to obtain the country’s legal currency, the Colombian Peso. U.S. Dollars or Euros won’t be accepted.
Unforgettable experience with locals Cochahuaira. Colombia
This Ecovillage named Cochahuaira, is located in a perfect place with an unobstructed view of Lake Iguaque. During our visit, we learned that Lake Iguaque was considered a sacred place for the Muisca Tribe.
Experience the local culture in Colombia
We enjoyed our stay at the Posada Villa Rouse. The views were amazing and we loved learning how to cook traditional Colombian dishes.
Horseback riding in Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Horses are simply part of this town, so if you enjoy horseback riding, there are many Trails and Tours that you can partake in. I do them every time I go and love them so much.
Altitude Sickness in Colombia
The reality is that you may not be able to entirely prevent soroche, but you can do a few things to reduce the symptoms and help your body acclimate to the high altitude.
Extreme Sports in Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Villa de Leyva is home to an array of extreme sports and activities such as cuatrimotos (4×4 ATVs), rappelling, torrentismo (canyoning), paragliders, extreme hikes, horseback riding experiences, bicycle tours, and more.
Inside the Colombian Rural Farm Life
Within a few kilometers of Villa de Leyva and Gachantivá, there is a unique and magical place where you can reconnect with nature, meet a lovely person and begin to see the world a different way through the eyes of a campesina that lives every day enjoying the little things the day has to offer….