Another beautiful town
Trip Start Oct 16, 2012
136Trip End Apr 20, 2013
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As we cycled I reflected on how much better the traffic was here compared to in India. We had been warned that the trucks were a nightmare and the traffic would be really heavy. In reality we found that there were trucks on the road but not half as many as we were used to and they would cross right over the road to pass us
When we arrived into town we stopped for a “meal of the day”, of meat, eggs, rice, salad, bread and soup. Most little cafes have something similar, which seems to be a combination of whatever they can find at the market that morning. The guy was super friendly and had a huge grin throughout my trying to order food, then made a comment that this wasn't the norm for him, having foreigners in his little café. With full bellies we found a hotel and had a siesta, as it was 3pm and we had managed a slightly more respectable 50km riding day
In the evening, we walked around the town a little bit, which was really pleasant and had a large church with a big square in front of it, similar to Yarumal. It looked really pretty as the sun went down and it was illuminated with lights. We got chatting to a street stall guy who had lived in Boston, USA for a long time, so clearly spoke good English. We also met another guy who had lived in Boston for a while as well and it felt nice to chat easily to them, without the language barrier for a change. We haven’t been in any tourist towns now for almost two weeks, and are looking forward to hopefully getting to Medellin tomorrow, which should be touristy and have all the usual tourist attractions but also good food, internet and backpackers to chat to.