Colombia – part. 2 

Tayrona National Park | Santa Marta | Taganga| Minca 

The first week of our trip we went to the Parque Tayrona hoping to find a less loud and more natural environment where to camp.

Unfortunately it was not the best moment of the year to do that. Rain season and a natural park in the middle of the jungle don’t get along very well!! 

We arrived at the entrance of the park quite late in the afternoon, around 5 pm, and we got suggested to book a spot for our hammock at the first “camping spot” on the way. 

The place was stunning and chilled but also pretty expensive if you think you’re camping. Plus I got my sleeping back stolen from the locker’s room ( still trying to understand who uses a sleeping bag great for the mountains with 35 degrees outside!) 

The morning after we went for a 2 hours hiking in the jungle to get to Piscina ( a nice beach, less crowded than Cabo San Juan) and since the night before had been raining a lot all our way was a big muddy trail. 

After the two nights at Tayrona Park we decided to move to Santa Marta and we found a great place to sleep: El Patio De Tommy. A cultural center and place for artists that are trying to bring the kids of the neighborhood in contact with some graffiti art, circus performances and dance classes. 

Santa Marta has been one of the highlights during our traveling. We met great people and the whole city is filled with street art, graffiti and very nice cafes. Plus: it’s the first colonial town that have been built in South America by the Spanish conquerors.

If you want to go for a swim Santa Marta’s beach is a little too crowded and not the most beautiful one. The local suggested to us to go to Taganga to chill and swim in this small fisherman village 15 minutes from Santa Marta. We did but, as suggested, we brought with us only money for the bus and for beers. No phones and no valuables. Taganga is the beach of the tangas but also a very easy place to get robbed (apparently).

During our stay in Santa Marta we decided to take one-day trip to Minca, one of the coffee places in Colombia. A small village in the mountains near the Sierra Nevada where it’s possible hike, try really good and cheap coffee at the haciendas. We tried La Victoria, near by there is also an artisanal brewery called Nevada Cerveceria).

Small note: Colombia is one of the biggest exporter of coffee in the world. They export mostly a coffee called “second quality” and they use to drink the “first quality” in the country. The second quality is a bit more bitter while the first quality is sweeter. Both of them have the same price but apparently in Europe we prefer the bitter one. 

Ps. If you get to Minca and you still want to be in one piece, don’t try to get the moto-taxi…those guys don’t care about life!

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Colombia – part 1. The Caribbean Sea 

Cartagena | Isla Baru

Arrived in Cartagena the heat was meant to melt us. Cartagena is a typical city that came up from the Spanish colonialism. Beautiful balconies full of flowers, little colorful houses, people chilling in the squares and music all over the place.

We didn’t like it at first sight, too much touristic. But after spending there some more days I can say that I appreciate the authenticity of the area where we were sleeping – Getsemani- ex redlight district nowadays the place to sleep and hang around if you are a backpacker or a street artist. 

While in the old town everything looks like it was built many years ago and never changed, with the old walls around the heart of the city protecting Cartagena from the pirates. 

On the other side Getsemani is a Barrio full of Graffiti, streetfood stands and people talking all the time with you(in Spanish of course!). There are many restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tiendas ( small grocery shops) and also a good supermarket open until 8 pm. 

During our stay in Cartagena we finally met Simone, a good friend of us that is travelling since May 2017! It was absolutely the best time we spent so far and we stayed at Casa Eugenia, a very nice hostel/guesthouse with outdoor Patio and kitchen. 

Spending on-off 8 days in Cartagena we also had the opportunity to visit Isla Baru and Playa Blanca. One of the most touristic places during the day but an absolute desert beach after 4 pm! Stunning nature and ocean were the characteristics of the place.

First stop: Florida, USA

On November 18th, due date for our trip, we flew from Denmark to Fort Lauderdale. The next 10 days were meant to be an immersive experience into the American way of living. 

Lasse’s father and his wife, Torben and Amber, have been our guides during these 10 days in Florida. Nobody would have been more suitable for this role! 

We visited the Kennedy space center of NASA and we went around looking for alligators, taking breaks at really typical diner places. During the week we spent four days at Amber’s parents house, in the countryside, enjoying the days of Thanksgiving with them. And on the 21st November night we celebrated the birthday of Torben at the beautiful Solomon’s Castle and The Boat on the Moat. A place full of beautiful art pieces made out of recycled materials. 

While we were in the country side we had the opportunity to visit a small and nice vineyard and winery called Bunker Hill vineyard that makes unfiltered wine from muscadine grapes, a grape wine native to the southeastern and south-central United States. The Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery makes also very good jams and fruit wines. 

Back to Fort Lauderdale we had few days left. Saturday night we decided to go to Heart Nightclub in Miami downtown. Unfortunately coming back home we got in a car accident but both us and the guy that caused the accident are fine, luckily! 
Now we are in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. And we will try to keep the blog updated as much as WiFi allows us! 

The (un)lucky trip

Here we go!

Some updates are coming from Lasse’s walking trip from Germany to Italy.

When I first met Lasse last year he was planning a 2 weeks walking path in Sweden through the forest in the north of Sweden, it was only him, a trolley and his hammock. After coming back he has always talked about that moment as one of the most free of his life and a turning point where he realised many important things about how he want to live his life.

Since that walking trip has changed him so much he started many months ago to talk about another walking trip, more advanced and way more challenging than the first one: almost 2000 km of walking from Germany to Italy with an hammock, a Biolite and few other things.

The idea was the following one: Copenhagen – Rostock with a bus and a ferry and then straight down to Italy, walking through small villages and the Alps. Camping in national parks, forests or where it was possible to find a shelter.

A friend of him, Kasper, decided to walk with him.

Unfortunately after only 500 km Lasse got an inflamation in his ankle that got him stuck for at least one week. Because of that the guys decided to rent a car and try to get the best out of the trip, heading to Munich for the beginning of the OctoberFest and to Italy, where I was visiting my family.

Even though they couldn’t walk all the way they have been visiting quite some places, here a list of them: Rostock, Berlin, Hanz, Leipzig, Güstow, Müritz National Park…
Down here you’ll find all the pictures they have been taken during the trip!
Hope you’ll enjoy!

Sensun Festival

First stop!

Is there any better way to spend a summer-weekend in Denmark than going to a festival in the nature?

Thursday afternoon, after having lunch at Tivoli, we take the train to Køge. 40 minutes after we are on the local train to Rødvig with our backpacks, the landscape outside gets more and more quite, few houses and many golden fields are scrolling outside of the train .

The festival is a combination of people, colors and music that is difficult to find in another place, everything looks meant to be there for a shooting of some kind of New Age movie. The guys at the entrance are really welcoming and there is a nice tent where they make food and sell coffee.

The festival is divided in 3 stages: chill out area with cafè, outside stage with a great psychedelic stage design and the huge Tipi Tent that is part of the old limestone mine. The music changes from chill out to techno and a lot of psytrance.

The experience of being in the nature with so many different people makes the festival a place for experimenting, meeting people and discussing about new ways of living life, more nomad and less conventional.

The location is the perfect playground not only for a festival but also for somebody that wants to experience some nature in Denmark and be in front of the open sea. Stevns Klint and all the walking paths around are a great turistic point. The cliff is under the UNESCO heritage and it’s a place where many scientists found fossils and traces of the dinosaurs.

Rødvig, Boesdal Kalkbruin and Stevns Klint are a good daily tour and a relaxing spot for who’s in Copenhagen or wants to travel around Denmark.

More info about Stevnsklint and Sensun Festival

Hope you’ll enjoy the pictures!

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Travel – the backstage

Welcome to Super Sober Traveling!

We are a Danish-Italian couple planning to travel for 7 months in South America.
We will leave our beloved Denmark mid-November, and before that time we have some surprises for you, juicy posts and some small insights into our schedule before the big-journey.
You’ll get into our preparation, plus some small trips and adventures here in Europe to keep the situation hot!

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