Author: Mark Crosby

Paloquemao

Plaza de Paloquemao is one of Colombia’s busiest, colorful, and most important marketplaces. From 4:30 AM to 4:00 PM an amazing volume of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, and flowers are sold here daily.

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A Visit to Monserrate

Monserrate has been calling to us since we arrived in Bogota. It’s probably the one of the first things people see that makes them think, “I want to go there!”. When a sunny day finally appeared in the forecast, our mission was clear. Get to Monserrate.

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May 7 – June 8: Itagüí, Colombia

The drive through the mountains and down into Medellin from the airport was beautiful. So lush and green everywhere you look, except where the buildings and construction projects shoot up from the hillsides. We’ve had some heavy rain as we settle in for our first night in Medellin. This three bedroom place is in a much newer and taller building, but much smaller than our Bogota apartment. Hopefully we can be comfortable here. Time will tell.

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Some Sights and Sounds of Bogotá

Since arriving in Bogotá we’ve made numerous trips to various stores and we’ve all gone out to see some of the city. When the mood strikes we capture a few moments of what is going on around us. With 8 milllion people, there’s always plenty of people around.
Below are a dozen or so of those moments captured in short videos.

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Coffee: From Bean to Cup

Before we left Costa Rica back in March, we toured the Espiritu Santo coffee plantation in Naranjo. Our tour guide Ronnie explained it all, from the beans to how to make the perfect pot of coffee. In this post we captured the sights and sounds, but unfortunately not the smells of the freshly roasted coffee.

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