Villa de Leyva

They say a change is as good as a holiday. So after a few days in Bogotá we vacated our cute little apartment and with Laura and Lee driving us, we headed out into the countryside to the north east towards Villa de Leyva, a beautiful colonial town with historic importance dating not just to…

Bogotá beginnings

Apart from ticking off the Galápagos Islands and Chilean Patagonia from our travel list the main reason we had come to South America was to catch up with our son Lee and his girlfriend Laura in her home city of Bogotá in Colombia. We arrived after dark and were met by Lee and Laura. From…

Madrid, day 1.

Again the distance between Toledo and Madrid was covered in super fast time on our AVE train. After finding our way out of Atocha station we came to the Metro. A kind local showed us how to buy a transit card and loaded it up for our journey. The way he organised it meant we…

From Barber shop to Banquet in Nakatsugawa.

As the bus and train we took from Tsumago to Nigeso and back to Nakatsugawa returned us there just before 15:00 we had time to do something else we thought. On the notice board outside the station there was another walk to some castle ruins that caught our eye. The sign said 50 minutes/3.6kms to…