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Deciding to pay for the optional excursion even though it
cost the most that we have spent so far we were really impressed with the day.
We headed out in a 4 wheel drive open jeep where we had a lounge seat out in
the open at the back. We had a great English speaking guide who was very
different because he was passionately anti catholic in this most catholic of
countries and really knew his stuff. Our first stop was the terracotta house
which was a really ...
... to Villa de Leyva in late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised it’s a lovely colonial town with cobbled streets and the largest cobbled square in Colombia and maybe South America. It’s touristy but mainly with Colombian coming up from Bogota for the weekend (It’s only 3-4hrs away). We got incredibly lucky and found a lovely room with wooden beams in one of the oldest houses right on the square with a balcony looking over it. It was a great ...
... by many to be the nicest in Colombia. From Barichara we followed the Camino Real, or Royal Road to Guane. (Oddly enough, this bumpy road made of hand placed stones and frequented by Christians this time of year was constructed by a German in the mid-1800s.) I normally aim to walk five miles daily when I'm traveling, and I've surpassed that during the past two weeks. Needless to say, while getting my legs into better shape ...
The hotel hadn't come to life by 7.30 so nipped off to the French bakery for a coffee & croissant before my hotel El Solar continental breakfast, which was fruit, toast & homemade jam and coffee – together with a really nice new room, good bedding, proper (not one of those cheap head attachments that always electrocute you!) hot water, close to plaza and only 25k for my room – best deal in Colombia so far!
Had to ...
... get one more great night’s sleep and head north to San Gil tomorrow.
On Wednesday, we arrived in Villa de Leyva, a village four hours north of Bogotá and took a taxi to our hostel. It is a lot like our hostel in San Agustín because there are a lot of outdoor ...