Reverse ride to Villa de Leyva via Carmen de Carupa
Today I took the motorcycle and was going again close to Villa de Leyva, but I didn't entered the town. It's more about the mountain roads and the nature there. Also I enjoy the warmer temperature, but thats only for an hour, because all the other parts of the tour are much colder.
In Ubaté I decided to make a short detour to Carmen de Carupa. Its a small town in the Andes, 14km in the west of Ubaté. The road to there is small but in good condition - 100% asphalt with very less gravel. The countryside between the both towns is amazing. Also Carmen de Carupa is a beautiful town, buildings are nice, streets are clean, and the towncenter is also prettier than in other towns. But people there are a bit strange. As this town is at a dead end in the mountain I felt like an alien intruder. Every of my steps was followed with many eyes. It felt very uncomfortable for me...
I continued to Villa de Leyva, because I wanted at least one picture of the countryside there. Climate is dry and it looks a bit like mountain savannah.
I had the Sony alpha 7 (with 16-35mm) and the Olympus EM-1 (with 40-150mm) with me. I took my photography backpack - but I will not repeat this, for 400km this is just uncomfortable. Next time I take the tankbag for the equipment.