18 May 2010

Epopeya Everest sin Limites 2010, Nelson Cardona reaches Everest summit!

Hi all, this is a quick update on the Colombia Epopeya Everest sin Limites Expedition 2010

Congrats team!!! And specially Marcelo my dear friend and beautiful soul through whom I met Nelson, Edgar and Carolina…Congratulations again and again, this could have only been accomplished by you, Epopeya Colombia.

We are all thrilled; Colombia is celebrating the latest news received from the Everest. In the only place in the world where all nations share the same goal (Everest Base Camp 5,400 masl), the Colombian flag is today's celebrity.  At 11:30 (nepal time) on May 17, Rafael Avila and Nelson Cardona reached the highest mountain in the world, mount Everest (8,848 masl).

6 May 2010

Vote NOW for Bomba Estereo: one of the 25 best new bands of the world

As you may know by reading one of my January posts, I have become a huge fan of Bomba Estereo, a Colombia electro band that has managed to get recently nominated within the 25 best new bands of the world. During the last year they have been so busy touring the world and helping change Colombia's image that I had to write this short entry to share the Bomba Estereo Tour 2010 city/dates list with you. 

Ok, so this is where you will find these guys for the rest of the year during their Bomba Estereo Sur Tour 2010. If you are so lucky to be in any of these cities don't miss the chance to enjoy the Electro Bacilon Contestativo of Bomba Estereo with our beautiful Li in the vocals.

Montevideo, Uruguay 7 May
Mendoza, Argentina 8 May
Cordoba, Argentina 9 May
Santiago, Chile 13 May
Buenos Aires, Argentina 15 May
Austin, Texas 22 May
Medellin, Colombia 5 June
Manchester, Tennessee 12 June
Colorado Springs, Colorado 14 June
Girona, Espana 19 June
Barcelona, Espana 19 June
Brooklyn, New York 23 July
San Francisco, California 25 July
Chicago, Illinois 26 July

Also, remember to vote for Bomba Estereo in MTV Iggy's web page for the 25 best new bands of the world. You can vote as many times as you want.

These are a few videos of their latests gigs.... enjoy!

Did you like it??? Vote NOW, I just did! : )


Marcela - Colombia Travel Blog

UPDATE!!! Bomba Estereo IS the new best band of the year!

Congrats Li y chicos!

Picture taken from mtviggy

5 May 2010

Traveling Through Colombia in a month – Part 1

Have I ever told you about Lucerito? Lucerito was my best friend for a little more than a year; she was my travel partner and my gateway to freedom. With her I cruised all of Colombia, crossed rivers, raced through the jungle and witnesses the most amazing sunrises and sunsets in a variety of unbelievable natural settings, and is thanks to her that I can write this Colombia Travel Blog post.

Lucerito  (“Morning Star” in Spanish) was a 1998 4x4 Pajero truck  I bought with the specific goal of starting a year round trip throughout my country. I was raised among two brothers, one of them a car racer,  and a car fanatic dad, I started driving at 14 – which is very rare in Colombia – so I HAD to grow up as a car lover, I love motors, carburetors and speed! So our first mission was a one month journey to what, for me, are the highlights of Colombia. It was one of those things that my parents would do when they were young but my generation wouldn't have the chance because of the political situation and the fact that the guerrilla used to own most of the country, but now things were different.