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Reminded us a little of Santa Barbara in the states

Walking the cobblestoned streets

April 15th 2016
Drawn here by the promise of a town lost in its colonial richness, it was not hard to add this place as a stop on the way down to Bogota. Unlike many towns Villa de Leyva had preserved its history by maintaining its cobble stoned streets and white washed walls. Our stay in Villa de Leyva was only brief. We spent our time walking the cobblestoned streets, admiring the quaintness of this town, th ... read more
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Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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16th April 2016

You know the way to my heart!
Yes, this picture does look like my hometown! How wonderful to have a mellow stop in such a charming town with its wooden balconies, white, colonial buildings and surrounding mountains. Your adobe, Casa De terracotta, is incredible though how bizarre that there was no info--maybe aliens just dropped it down there (hehe). Christmas--I so agree with you that it's so much mellower down here. In Bolivia, there were articles in the paper telling people to resist the imperialists' attempts to spread commercialization and stress. Hope you managed to avoid the craziness upon your return!
16th April 2016

Re: You know the way to my heart
Haha yes the terracotta house was a very interesting place and random too! A nice half day visit though. Thankfully we didn't feel any of the christmas craziness whilst in Colombia, I guess not having to buy tons of presents was a relief in itself. We hope South America remains as laid back during that time of year without the stress - we may even escape there in the future over christmas again.

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