I can’t sit still.
So, even with the holidays and my trip to the US fast approaching, Iyla + I booked a trip last week and flew to Bucaramanga last Friday afternoon. Bucaramanga is one of Colombia’s smaller cities, though it’s still home to over a million people. It’s a 40ish minute plane ride northeast of Bogotá, and worlds different with the weather. Bucaramanga is warm and humid, to Bogotá’s cool and rainy climate. I loved Bucaramanga’s manageable size and cute, boutique restaurants and cafes. Cheers to artisanal donuts and an ample dinner selection.
Bucaramanga is also a portal to Colombia’s most beautiful colonial town, Barichara. Iyla and I stayed with Fulbright friends for a night in Bucaramanga, then took a cab and two long, winding bus rides to arrive in Barichara.
Our first night in Bari was quiet; our second day had tons of sunshine, heat, and lots of time spent wandering the cobble-stoned streets. I’d say, Barichara’s main attraction is Barichara itself; you go for the beauty of this super-preserved town and to relax away from its surrounding cities.