Colombia

Willies, Palms and Doors, Only in Salento – Colombia’s Hidden Secret

Where can you find an array of houses with multi colour door frames, windows, and balconies? Beneath the town, tall palms with lanky trunks live in a valley surrounded by rounded green hills. I'm dropped off in heavy rain to catch another bus to Salento not my...

My encounter with a cop in Barichara

barichara
I arrived in Barichara after a 45-minute bus trip from San Gil, where nothing hinted at this colonial masterpiece.  The village lies on the side of the hill, which descends into the Suarez River Canyon to the east.  Green mountains lie on the valley’s...

Colombia’s Past in Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva
My bus descended into a valley, with fields full of vegetables.  We stop at an army check point.  The local males, especially, the young ones are searched.  Foreigners are left alone.  Arriving at the small bus station, I try to roll my bag down...