Up in the cloud-covered forests of the Sierra Nevada, far from the bustling heat of the city below, lies a small Colombian village. It has all the features of a typical coastal town - brightly painted restaurants, yellow taxi cabs, motorbikes parked on every corner - the only difference is the beautiful tranquility that transcends this location. A place for recharging your batteries, taking a deep breath and enjoying the simpler things in life.
|Minca at dusk.|
But when we got there, it became apparent that all the effort had most definitely been worth it. Green forest spread out almost as far as the eye could see, with the shining towers and beaches of Santa Marta glimmering in the distance. As the sun set, the colours changed to grey, then orange, then yellow, and pink, with the cloud layer covering the foliage that reflected what was happening above. We all sat down and took a moment to take it all in. This was what it had all been for!
|Bananas to go!|
Overall, what Minca gave me was a chance to escape the noise and business of the city. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the life that can be found in those streets, so full of music, movement and laughter. But sometimes what you need is a place to be away from the world: to sit back, relax and reflect on life and all its quirks. And that is exactly what Minca offers.
Some more photos from the trip: