Posts tagged "Mocoa"
Snaps - July 2014

Snaps – July 2014

Welcome to this month’s edition of Amateur Photographers. As ever, past months in this ‘Snaps’ series can be reached by clicking here; and you can see plenty more on our Flickr page.     Five minutes after Colombia’s exit from the World Cup, the bottom had completely fallen out of the local vuvuzela market. Mocoa,...
¿Cuidado?

¿Cuidado?

Ask a European to name an event from Colombia’s history, and there’s a good chance they’ll mutter something about the assassination of footballer Andrés Escobar after the national side’s exit from the 1994 World Cup. Although it occurred 20 years ago, the murder of Escobar still goes a long way towards defining Colombia in the...
Month 12

Month 12

10 June – 9 July 2014 Have we really been gone a year? Apparently so. Thank you for reading this far. Countries Ecuador & Colombia (total 9) Distance 1,089.02km (total 13,591.79km) Climb 20,234m (total 126,163m) Longest day 96.49km, Latacunga to Quito in Ecuador (longest so far: 160.11km) Top speed 67.4kmh (fastest so far: 67.4kmh) Punctures...
Boing - Riding the Trampolín de la Muerte

Boing – Riding the Trampolín de la Muerte

A 64km stretch of dirt in north-eastern Bolivia, the Carretera de los Yungas is widely regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous roads. Hundreds have died on this treacherous highway, for years the only road linking La Paz with the city of Coroico. Dispiritingly, upwards of a dozen businesses now make lucrative capital from...