Stories with Chema

After our work at the Casa Indigena came to an end, Chema invited us to his farm with his lazaro, Edgar to spend some time together and to bless us for our journey thereafter. After climbing for about an hour, we reached the house in the middle of acres and acres of forest. We spent... Continue Reading →

Crab tunnels

As we walked and walked through the coastal desert of Camarones, we encountered the various holes in the sand, an intricate network of tunnels burrowed by the crabs to stay cool and safe during the days. The tunnels protect them from the harsh sun and predators.

El Gallinero / Chicken Coop

Our work at Casa Indigena in Palomino was to build a gallinero, a shelter for the 15 hens that Antonia and her family fed and took care of. The material and tools were provided by a foundation helping the Casa Indigena. Due to lack of material and time, we were not able to finish the... Continue Reading →

IMO, Sol de Minca

Sol de Minca is a part of a very interesting forest system. Although it is located on a mountain, it is hardly 30 minutes away from the caribbean sea. This puts this forest in between the dry and wet tropical climate, a zone of transition and a hot spot for diversity. The soil is mostly... Continue Reading →

Mango Fermentation / Pickling

The mangoes at Sol de Minca are some of the most delicious that we have tasted. We shared our recipes of fermentation and pickling so that this taste can be persevered and relished throughout the year. Diced and grated raw mango

Sol de Minca / MoMa

Viviana calls her 2 year old house at Sol de Minca, MoMa-Montaña Mágica. She hosted us at MoMa for 2 weeks and allowed us to play with the house to make it more functional.   Before  /  After   Details  

To Nicole, wild and free

Half Arhuaca, half Bonachi (the Arhuaco name for civilians), she is the four year old granddaughter of Antonia, the matron of Casa Indigena in Palomino. She was our love in casa indigena and maybe because she was never afraid of living the moment completely. It was a gift to spend three weeks in her company.

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