Tuesday, 6 March 2012

View points

The mountains in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes in Colombia offer some spectacular views. On the bus from Bogotá to Bucaramanga, the Cañon del Chicamocha appeared enormous, but there was no time to stop and appreciate the full scale.

The views from our 5th floor apartment are also amazing. It's often misty so the big mountains in the background are hard to make out. I'm guessing we can see about 20km plus to the north west.

The other side looks towards the East. We can't see so far up the slope of the mountains, which I think go up about 800m, but the road to Cúcuta climbs to over 3400m within about 50km of here.

On Sunday, we went for a day out to La Mesa de Los Santos , and the Salto del Duende (Elf's waterfall). The falls didn't have much water since it's "Summer" here, but again the views were incredible. An electrical storm in the evening was also something impressive but I guess not unusual here. No doubt Colombia is rich in impressive views and I hope to get out and see more soon.

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