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A few days in Morelos

10th to 12th June
Tuesday 10 June
Finally, today we take the bikes. We will go from Puebla to Jiutepec, near Cuernavaca. We have a last breakfast with Pepito and leave.

It takes a long time to get out of Puebla, the city is much extended. Most of the day, we are on a small winding road. The […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

Meeting Pepito in Puebla

7th to 9th June
Saturday 7 June
In the morning, we were thinking of visiting the centre of Puebla, but the sky is threatening! and soon enough, it starts to rain. So we rest at Pepito’s house. In the afternoon, we go to Pepito’s sister house, for the birthday of her husband. We see there the family […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

In the maze of Mexico City

3rd to 6th June
Tuesday 3 June
After a first good night in Mexico, we take our first breakfast here, a few sandwiches. Then we go to the main square, called Zócalo (I cannot say centre, because we are accommodated in the centre, and the Zócalo is also in the centre, the scale is different here). It […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

The last residence of Lev Trotsky

A short biography:

Lev Davidovitch Bronstein is born in 1879 in Yanovka, in the Ukraine part of the tsarist Russia, in a rather comfortable Jewish family of farmers. He is sent at 9 to the cosmopolitan city of Odessa to receive education. That’s where he gets introduced to the revolutionary ideas, and starts to organize a […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Misc|0 Comments

Renewable Energy in Mexico

Rafael Carmona is member of the ANES (Asociación Nacional de Energía solar), and he is president of the company Greenmotion, a consulting company for the renewable energy areas. He is working also with the secretary of energy, in order to create some funds for the energetic sustainability, and to help innovation and promising projects. Rafael […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Energy/Environment|0 Comments

Bogota, our last step in enchanting South America

28th May to 2nd June

At the end of this post, you’ll find the answers of the Medellín Botero paintings.
Wednesday 28 May
We get up at 4h30, to pack everything, load the bikes, and go to the terminal. There, Fabi needs to negotiate strongly, so that the driver accepts the bikes for a tip that is not […]

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Measuring the air quality

Norbey Barahona is an electrical engineer. He has been working for five years in this centre of measures of the air quality in Bogota, doing maintenance of the measuring device, so that they are always functioning.

The network:

The network of measuring device for the air quality in Bogotá started in 1997. There are currently 14 stations […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Energy/Environment|0 Comments

Studies about the urban improvement in Colombia

In the Universidad de los Andes, we meet María Alejandra Pardo, who is in the study group of the university about urban and regional sustainability.This group of the university is funded by the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, by the Ministry of Transport of Colombia, by the Secretary of Transport of Bogotá. They also have a […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Energy/Environment|0 Comments

Barrancabermeja and Boyacas

24th to 27th May
Saturday 24 May
Today, Fabi will be our tour guide in Barrancabermeja.

This city exists because and around the refinery. It is the biggest refinery of Colombia, able to process one third of the 750 000 barrels per day of crude oil that the country produces. It has been built 90 years ago in […]

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Going to the oven of Barrancabermeja

21st to 23rd May
Wednesday 21 May
Today, we leave Medellín, towards Barrancabermeja. It will take us three days to reach the city where Fabi lives. We get up early to start cycling as soon as the sun rises! It is quite complicated to leave Medellín: an intense traffic (many trucks), roads without indications, ! well, we […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments