Little village hidden behind the hills
Dec 12, 2007
On the 7th we rose early to meet Andy at the coffee place next to the big church in the main Plaza. We had a deliscious Colombian coffee in a shop before walking to the bus station to wait for a bus to Barichara. There we whitnessed a guy that parked his stationwagon on the side of the road, with 10 huge speakers on the top of his car powered by a generator. He then proceeded to get out, grab a microphone and start singing, all dressed in a bright blue cowboy outfit. ...Only in South America! haha - so hilarious. A bunch of girls were also looking at us through a bus window parked on the side of the road perving and giggling when we caught them. (This never happens at home, but seems to happen here all the time!) The bus ride there was extremely bumpy. We finally arrived though 45 minutes later to Barachara, to find a place similar too Giron, except here there is alot less people and the concrete houses are painted with the bottom half being green or brown. The surrounding scenery is nothing special, but the town iteself is quite pretty. We walked around to a few churches, a lookout and had lunch at a local bakery. Why I chose to have instant pasta in a tub I have no idea... I had to wash it down with a cinamen donut with dulce de leche (sweet of the milk, which is a sweeter form of caramel) inside. The town is quite small and easy to walk around. All the school children were walking the street when we were there, and atmosphere was very tranquil and pleasant. Definitely recommend a day trip here if you stop by in San Gil.