Our round the world travel’s purpose is not only to see incredibly beautiful places. This journey is also to confront us with the reality of the world. Sometimes research is helpful to open our eyes to the situation of a country. It can allow a deeper understanding and knowledge about the daily life of the inhabitants. Therefore it is far from the beauty of Guatapé … Continue reading Let’s do some microbiology in Bogotá
After Guatapé, we had to endure a loooong journey. 8 hours in a bus to get to our next destination: Salento. We wanted to discover the valley of Cocora and one of the symbols of Colombia: the Quindio wax palm. It was with great enthusiasm that I got up early (4:30 in the morning) to realize a time lapse of the sunrise over the valley. … Continue reading From one awesome place to another…
From the megalopolis to the country village. After the gigantic city of Bogota it is towards the opposite that we headed. We found the prettiest village we have ever seen so far: Guatapé. This was a surprise to me because I did not check for any information about it before. It’s a quiet village, like coming from fairy tale and only a 2-hour drive from … Continue reading One of the most beautiful places in the world is in Colombia!
It is easy to find information about state-of-the-art architectural projects, new technologies and new materials in magazines, on the Internet or on TV. But it is a completely different field of architecture and its realization that I discovered here in Bogota thanks to the Professor Andres Sanchez Arias. I was intrigued and fascinated by his approach. In my opinion, it is rich in lessons whatever … Continue reading The future of architecture is in the slums of Bogota,
Bogota, exploration of a sprawling city We are still in Bogotá, huge city of more than 7 million inhabitants. It is the 29th most populous city in the world. It is also one of the few capitals of this size not to have metro or tram. Honestly the buses are hardly sufficient and it took us some time to get along with the public transport. … Continue reading Bogotá, architectural and social challenges
We are in Colombia, in Bogotá more exactly. Many fantasies and fears spread about the country. But the reality is far, very far from the stereotypes conveyed by Fox News and other “media”. As most of you, when we thought about Colombia we were thinking about the FARC, the war, the cocaine and about many dangers. So we were on the alert when we arrived … Continue reading In Colombia and still alive!