It’s the last couple of days on Frida, this morning it took all of 10 minutes to get from our hotel in Ipiales to the border to say goodbye to Columbia and cross back into Ecuador, the country where we had started 7 months ago.
Driving along, up and over mountains, taking in the scenery that is now up there with some of the best we have driven through in South America, we ascended over the final mountain with the view of Medellin in the distance. It’s amazing how these cities are built in the valleys and over time develop up to the mountain side, giving a very 3D panoramic view of the city which definitely helps with your bearings.
After our holiday in a holiday thanks to Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, it was time to start travelling through the land of stunning variety that Venezuela has to offer. Andean peaks, endless Caribbean coastline, idyllic offshore islands, wetlands, grasslands and table top mountains, although a country marred by its political and economical continuing downfalls, we were in for a treat.