Villa de Leyva – a colonial Colombian getaway

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Category: Colombia / Location: Villa de Leyva, Colombia / Date: 01 Oct-2014
  • Bogota to Tunja
    Lush green countryside, Bogota to Tunja
  • Tunja
    Tunja bus terminal
  • Tunja
    Tunja
  • Tunja to Villa de Leyva
    View from the bus ride, Tunja to Villa de Leyva
  • Tunja to Villa de Leyva
    The dry landscapes from Tunja to Villa de Leyva
  • Villa de Leyva
    The church on the Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva
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    Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva.
  • Villa de Leyva
    Just arrived in Villa de Leyva. Having a coffee on the Plaza Mayor.
  • Villa de Leyva
    Empanadas whilst figuring out where to stay
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    Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva
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    Antonio Narino, one of the leaders of the independence movement in present day Colombia
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    Army on patrol in Villa de Leyva
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    Monastery, Villa de Leyva
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    Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva
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    A fancy old car in Villa de Leyva
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    A local 'chiva' bus
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    The golden twilight sun hitting the town square
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    The twilight sun hitting the town square
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    The church on the Plaza Mayor
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    Our hotel in Villa de Leyva
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    Smoke from the grassfires creating colours at sunset
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    A street in Villa de Leyva at dusk
  • Lunch of the Day
    Mojarra (fish) with rice and patacones lunch of the day
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    The Plaza Mayor at dusk with the smoke from the grassfires
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    Statue of Captain Antonio Ricaurte, a local hero in the battle of San Mateo during Colombia's war of independence
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    A donkey going about it's day
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    Smoke from the grassfires on the hillside next to Villa de Leyva
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    A fire-fighting helicopter overhead Villa de Leyva
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    A fire-fighting helicopter overhead Villa de Leyva
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    Modelling the 'Cola y Pola'
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    Plaza Mayor with a helicopter flying overhead
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    Looking out onto the 'Plaza Mayor' from our coffee stop
  • Empanada Bar
    Delicious empanadas
  • Empanada Bar
    A brilliant idea - an Empanada Bar
  • Firefighters
    Firefighters congregating in the town square at the end of the day
  • Firefighters
    Firefighters catching their breath (and smoking) after a day battling the grassfires
  • VIlla de Leyva to Tunja
    Fires smoking away on the hillside close to Villa de Leyva
  • VIlla de Leyva to Tunja
    Fires in the distance as we leave Villa de Leyva
  • VIlla de Leyva to Tunja
    Great views from the bus on the way towards Tunja from Villa de Leyva
  • VIlla de Leyva to Tunja
    The arid landscape as we get close to Tunja from Villa de Leyva
  • VIlla de Leyva to Tunja
    The town of Tunja, stepping stone between Villa de Leyva and Bogota
  • Tunja to Bogota
    Stunning green landscape seen from Tunja to Bogota from the bus
  • Tunja to Bogota
    Stunning green landscape seen from Tunja to Bogota from the bus
  • Tunja to Bogota
    Stunning green landscape seen from Tunja to Bogota from the bus

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