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Update from San Gil

overcast 28 °C

Having a mellow day after several busy days in a row. We had a great day of rafting yesterday. Decent class 3 plus rapids and beautiful lush scenery. I was hoping to do the class 5 Suarez river but, due to unusually heavy rains it is too dangerous. Oh well. A good reason to return.

Impressions after week 1.

This country is very very beautiful. Huge green mountains. Lush vegetation. Postcard towns and villages and the people are absolutely wonderful, friendly and warm. Last weekend was a long weekend here and the Plaza major in Villa de Leyva was packed with partiers so we naturally had to join the fun. While sharing much rum with the locals we seem to have been adopted and were guided around and treated like family by the locals for the rest of our time there.

The food here is simple but excellent and inexpensive.

This country is as safe as any other. Bogota made me a little nervous but since then we have been very comfortable. Everyone i have met has been kind and gentle. It seems hard to believe this country could have gone through such turmoil and violence.

Thats all for now. Long bus ride tomorrow but its time to hit the beach. Daryls birthday today. Rum time. Mi gustas Colombia

Posted by Andyman 10:42 Archived in Cook Islands

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