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... afternoon I took a walking tour of the city, focused around Plaza de Bolivar. The location of the majority of the important political/official buildings. Named (as many things seem to be) after Simon Bolivar, who won them indepence in 1819 and was the country´s first President (see Mum, I do listen!). A couple of beers and the Colombia game (JJJAAAMMMEESSSS!!!!) in the evening where I met the only other English guy in the hostel. And he was wearing a Newcastle shirt! :) ...
... the coffee was good. I decided to do a bit of exploring and set off to wander around town. The town didn't look particularly special, really old and worn out but super alive. There were people everywhere. I found a super old looking building so decided to check it out. It turned out to be one of the most amazing churches (San Francisco church) I have ever seen. Super ornate wooden carvings all over the place decorated with gold leaf. There was also ...
... another little place, had a $3 dinner of fish, beef, arepas, salad, good cold beers. It was cooler in the night, we strolled town and decided against the salsa club, we heard there was some kind of a full moon party at the beach so we walked back the 15-20 minutes and could see the moon starting to come up magically.
We walked the beach down by Finca Escondida, 75 or so travelers were sitting around, waiting for music to start, friendly people working at the beach bar ...
... the mountain and the Valle de Cocora. It was an easy trek along the unpaved road and into the forest, but beautiful. We then headed back to town to have time to explore and all trekked up to the alto de la Cruz to view the surrounding valley and mountains. We then had a wander around the quaint Main Street, shopping before having lunch and then heading back to the hotel to get the 2 hour transfer to the Coffee Planation, where we would stay for the next 2 ...
... interesting people (five Germans included) at the hostel, as well as Sushi the resident hostel cat. We all, save for Sushi the cat, had a chilled evening of drinks in the town.
Ipiales and the Perilous Border Crossing into Ecuador
Unfortunately I had to bid farewell to Popayan and continue moving southwards towards Ecuador. This entailed yet another long but very scenic bus trip, through sugar cane fields and mountainous landscapes, waterfalls ...