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Guatavita - El Dorado

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 5 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [4]

El Dorado -La Laguna di Guatavita  One of the gold objects that I saw in the National Museum, and the one from which the photo didn’t come out, was an image of a prospective Muisca chieftain on a raft accompanied by priests. A larger copy ... Read more >

Tags: history, myths


Photos: Guatavita - El Dorado

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 5 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Photo Gallery


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A Loop Through Andian Colonial Towns NE of Bogota

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [22]

A Loop Through Andian Colonial Towns Northeast of Bogota  In the early morning I met my local guide, Jorge, and driver, Mario, for a loop trip of a few Colonial towns in the Andes northeast of Bogota. Normally I would either rent a car or take ... Read more >

Tags: colonial towns and andian landscapes


Photos: Tunja, Mongui and Lago de Tota

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

colonial towns and lake
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I haven't mentioned the goat

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [21]

or the ram...  Barry is an adolescent goat, friendly, curious, non thistle eating goat. He is friends with the large unco-operative ram called Lawn. Originally there were two of each of these animals (Barry & Larry, Lawn & Mower) but unfortunately ... Read more >


Photos: Zipaquira, Raquira, Villa de Leyva & Gachantiva

COLOMBIA | Friday, 3 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

towns, countryside
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Dendera and Abydos

EGYPT | Thursday, 2 Dec 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [13]

DENDERA AND ABYDOS ARE THE FIRST new sites we visited on this trip and we highly recommend them despite the inconvenience of getting there. Fahd arranged for his friend, Yosef, to drive us there on Wednesday, about 200 kilometers each way. Fahd even ... Read more >


A November Day in Bogota

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [31]

November Day in Bogota Arrived late at night, so I didn’t see much when I got in other than the lights on the top of the surrounding mountains.  The cab driver was kind enough to explain that they were the lights from the Virgin of Guadalupe ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns


Photos: Bogota

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Photo Gallery


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Luxor—The West Bank

EGYPT | Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [13]

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DYING TO GO to the West Bank of Luxor for 3500 years. The Valley of the Kings, where the sun seems to set, is where the tombs of Egyptian royalty can be found. And Thebes Hotel is the ideal base to explore ancient sites both near and ... Read more >