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Posted by Artesia Irawan on May 7, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Guajira, one less traveled point. A place where you see nothing but deserted, barren place together with the Waayu people represent the toughness of this place, the warriors who fight the Spanish off their territory. One place in Colombia which never been occupied by the Spanish. You can tell from the people in Cabo de La Vela, they can bit feisty than the rest of Colombianos.

The journey up there could consider as a mission, though it's a possible mission. There's no easy ...

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Posted by Artesia Irawan on February 6, 2011 at 7:40 AM

At first definitely was not in my itinerary, never heard of the place before until Adam the American dude I met in San Gil proposed this place before we're heading to Guajira.

Same old story, you meet people and the next thing you knew you threw your old plans out of the window. Although looking at the map, going up to Guajira via Valledupar is more make sense, so you don't have to do a backtrack trip from the coast. But the downside is ( big downside ) we had to carry our big backpack...

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Cihuy Cocuy

Posted by Artesia Irawan on February 2, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Very first day in Popayan ( my second day in Colombia ) I opened a coffee table book at the hostel. And my eyes laid on one amazing photo and I pointed that one out and told my self I want to go there. I wrote down the name of the place and also other places based on the amazing photos in that coffee table book.

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Food Story

Posted by Artesia Irawan on February 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Warning about this post : Importance = very low! 

Right, this post would be just nice and short. Something to do with my appetite, my original appetite or should I say my compulsive overeating. My mum knew about my appetite, sometimes she's concern about my appetite whenever I go back home, while she would eat one catfish, my brother two and I could eat three of those. But I always have an excuse for being away for so long from home and I deserve all the nice food back ...

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Villa de Leyva

Posted by Artesia Irawan on January 28, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I'm spending my last 10 days here in South America by the time I'm writing this post. I'm losing my motivation to write and I feel bad about it, cause Colombia is just such a great country to explore and people shouldn't run out of stories from traveling here. But I couldn't miss Villa de Leyva just like that. My visit here was very short but pleasant.  After more than a week non stop of doing too many things and hanging out with lots of people in Salento and Manizales, my body and mind&...

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Colombianos : Story of Salento

Posted by Artesia Irawan on January 26, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Leaving crazy Popayan during fiesta only to be greeted by more crazy Salento. I had Salento in mind as a tiny little village, quiet and place to hang out or get closer to the nature. But it took us an hour more in traffic going up to Salento due to endless party over there.  I sat down the back of the bus in the rain from Armenia sitting next to Padilla's family who represent the friendliness host of Colombia.Daniel who sat next to me took care of my stupid backpack that doesn'...

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New Years Hike, Quilotoa Loop

Posted by Artesia Irawan on January 7, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Yes I've been to Quilotoa a month earlier, but if you read my blog, it was cloudy, foggy and no camera. So I was really looking forward to do the hike this time with Patrick, hoping for better weather. We took the bus at 9.30 arriving in slightly mellow weather up the crater lake 2 hours later. But after half hour hanging out there, the sun started to greet us. I only asked for 5 minutes sunshine to take my photos, but I got more than that. One of my happiest moment!

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Ecuador Mad Buses

Posted by Artesia Irawan on January 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Not everyone's favorite. But it is one essential way of transport for most of travelers here in South America. Not only that it's cheaper ( most of the times ) but it's more flexible. You can buy the ticket last minute before your departure. Also with the timing, there are night buses that save us the money for accommodation. It's accessible just fine, compare to getting into airport, getting through the pain in the ass usual ritual at the airport.


But yes o...

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El Matal, Jama

Posted by Artesia Irawan on December 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Huh what? Jama? Where the hell is that place? We never heard of that place either when we met some locals in Mindo and told us to go to Jama if we want to go to the beach which less touristic. We went to the huge map in Cabanas Bambu and looked for the location of that place and later on looked at the LP guide book still have no clue about the place.


At first we wanted to check out Jama and then Canoa but from the book it looks like there's no road to go straight to Jama ( ...

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Posted by Artesia Irawan on December 27, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Another tourist spot for sand and sea. We arrived here late at night in the rain and mud, since some of the road aren't paved road. The weather didn't change the next day, it rains the whole day and finally just before dark the rain stopped and I managed to have a walk on the beach, without getting wet.


Canoa is located almost north west of Ecuador, where the huge strip of beach attractive enough to call the beach goers during the weekend, mostly the Ecuatorians and the su...

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