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... city. The main church was beautiful painted white with grey trimmings and the yellow monetary was also very beautiful. We met a few colourful locals in the plaza and had a few laughs. We went back to Jonathan's hostel to have a coffee and met some more lovely people who joined us for lunch and then dinner. Vicki found some llamas to pat. It was a nice relaxing day, just what we needed after our long day of travelling the day ...
... day as I promised my friend Carlos that I will come to check his place out. This town is definitely pretty. It si bigger than what I was expected. The city centre is all white and it looks very colonial. There is many colonial houses and huge churches. They are the prettiest and the most rich of what I have seen in Colombia so far. I met again my friend Carlos whose works there. I met him in Guatape when he was travelling with his friend Sergio when I was volunteering. His hostal ...
In La Plata I was dropped in the centre of town, and jump into the back of a truck heading to San Andres. It's a bumpy road, but a great view.
After watching the end of the Colombia game I headed for the 2 km walk (down hill) to Parque Arqueologico and the two museums. After looking around the museums I headed up a hill (1.7km) to Segovia, the first burial site I'm going to.
Walk up hill ...
... Route 40 ended in the wide flat river valley with sugar cane as far as the eye could see. Road flat and straight as we sped straight south to Cali.
Each of these big Colombian cities has its own culture -- music, traditions, food, slang. In a country so broken up by huge mountain ranges it isn't surprising these differences hold. Cali is famous for salsa music and beautiful women and the running of the horses through the main streets ...
... that these dogs would **** them up.
One dog was the old man, steady as he goes.
One dog was the scout, run ahead and return.
One dog was the bodyguard, at heel nearly the entire trek. Stopped when I stopped, went when I went. So cool.
Like many treks in S.America... the signage is .. well, could use a little help and more of them would be nice.
Directions like, 'Oh, there is a trail.'
It starts as ...