Semana Santa

Our last week in Popayán

Last week ended the Semana Santa, the most important festival for most people in Latin America and in Popayán. As of miracle hand all construction sites have disappeared, mended the many holes in the streets, many buildings were whitewashed new white. It seems Popayán lives for this one event only, and then sinks back into irrelevance. I was glad to be able to witness this important festival yet.


The already here seems pretty mellow and has already the correct clerical habit it

We come!

We have the visa, the flights are booked. Continue reading


Parque Caldas

Parque Caldas-one of the most beautiful corners in Popayán – without traffic

Popayán is a construction site for months.
For weeks is Calle 5 blocked and all traffic torments himself on back roads through the center. Not only that brings the bad air and dust with it, the average car / bus driver (could it be my brain amputated) is very impatient and begins after a short time to honk. Whether he does it just to pass the time, the horn checked or thinks it helps what, I can not say. In between still push yourself some mopeds and of course horns also. It starts in the morning and goes most of the day so. Continue reading

I want out! (from Cali)

Strikes and unrest in Colombia, Whirlpool instead of salsa

In Colombia there is a strike across the country for nearly two weeks. Many highways and thus important supply routes are blocked, Some foods are up to 100 % become more expensive or even impossible to find in some parts of the country. One reason for the strike are higher costs for farmers and simultaneously increased competition through several free trade agreements. (zB. with U.S. and Europe)

Apparently farmers in Colombia are forced to use only certified seed as. genetically modified Continue reading