One of my favorite parts of my trip to Bogotá was our excursion out to the village of Subachoque. Subachoque is about an hour West of Bogotá in the rolling hills of Colombia. The soil here is a rich and black, the climate is temperate all year round; something is being cultivated on every slope and valley, mostly potatoes and carrots. We spent the day in and around Subachoque, the peace and tranquility, the lush green surroundings and the fresh air were welcome sensations for all of us city-goers. I could have stayed in Subachoque for my entire week in Colombia. I hope to come back some day.
The most delicious food I tried in Colombia: arepas de mazorca. In the town of Subachoque there is a quiet old woman who grinds fresh corn and whips up the most satisfying cheese-filled corn pancakes. Sweet and salty, warm off the grill, I tried others in the city but hers are the best! She refused to divulge her recipe!
Potato fields, everywhere!
The charming potato plant
The people here seem very kind and welcoming. We stopped at this farm for a quick chat. Those are sacks full of potatoes behind us.
Found a good spot to have lunch, on a rock in the middle of an open field that's up for sale ;)
Lunch! Rotisserie chicken, potatoes, my favorite Colombian beer (also the cheapest, cost less than a dollar) and fresh avocados from a roadside stand.
Lazy girl guacamole: the chicken and potatoes came with ají, which is chopped garlic, parsley, green onions and a touch of red pepper in olive oil. Tasted just like guacamole when paired with avocado!
Serene, speechless, beauty.
Tons of pasture for dairy cows and show horses. I had the most delicious café con leche here in Subachoque.