Summer time is travel time. This Summer the destination is Cali, Colombia. Cali is one of the most populated cities in Southwest Colombia. We will be heading down next month for a week of fun and enjoyment. One of the biggest things we’re looking forward to is getting to visit many pre-Columbian era locations. Colombia is a country of rich traditions and beautiful landscapes. We are really looking forward to connecting with the local people and getting to experience a different culture.
The country has taken giant steps forward in modernization over the years. Once considered one of the more dangerous places on the planet, Colombia has also made an effort to clean up the drug cartels and crime that plagued the country through much of the 20th century. Cali, is a small town nestled in between mountain ranges. We will be able to get some great shots of the valley when we go up to the Farallones mountains.
Weather should not be a problem as the summer time brings a nice cool breeze and dry heat. Not much rain to contend with so we should be able to accomplish a lot of outdoor activities. Perhaps the biggest things we’re looking forward to is visiting the many rivers of the city. We here that they are great to go in for a dip. Transportation in Cali has been drastically improved as well. Getting around in the Masivo Integrado de Occidente should make it easy to get around.
This will be the first time for us visiting South America in about 2 years so we’re really looking to brush up on our spanish as well. The Colombian people are beautiful. They are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet as well as the most beautiful.
Colombia, once a place I would have been hesitant to visit but now it’s really exciting to be making the adventure down there. We hope that our experience will dispel some of the bad and negative publicity that this beautiful country has received over the years. Make sure that you follow our blog as we will try to post pictures and film our adventures.