The E-Bike Diaries

Ipiales to Honda

/ Colombia

Statue of south American liberator Simon Bolivar in the town of Tagua Narino
24th of June the day the Colombian government and the Farc insurgency signed a definite bilateral ceasefire; I was hoping to capture a symbolic image of the historic moment. Instead my only encounter was with this lone red cow that appeared out of nowhere on the border between the Cauca and Huila departments.
A young visitor at the San Agustin archaeological park.
The mighty Magdalena, the principal river of Colombia, flowing northward about 1,528 kilometers (949 mi) through the western half of the country. Here flowing trough the Huila department. It is navigable through much of its lower reaches, in spite of the shifting sand bars at the mouth of its delta, as far as Honda, at the downstream base of its rapids. It flows through the Magdalena River Valley. Its drainage basin covers a surface of 27.3 million hectares (105,000 sq mi), which is 24% of the country’s area and where 66% of its population lives.
A Virgin Mary placed on a beautiful Albizia saman tree in the Huila department.
The Tatacoa Desert is the second largest arid zone in Colombia after the Guajira Peninsula. It occupies 330 square kilometers of land. This semiarid region is located north of Huila Department, 38 km from the city of Neiva in Colombia and 15 km (9 mi) from Natagaima in Tolima. It is a rich deposit of fossils and is a great tourist destination. The Tatacoa Desert has two distinctive colors: ocher in the area of Cuzco and gray in the Los Hoyos area.
Leaving de Tatacoa desert on the Magdalena River with fisherman Rolando Rojas towards the Tolima department.
A low part of the central Andes range in the Huila department viewed from the Magdalena River.
Jason Baumann on the Flyer on a very dusty stretch of road from Cambao to Port Bogota near Honda in the Cundinamarca department.
A street scene in the town of Honda.