Heading to the Border
Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
289Trip End Ongoing
Cali is a nice city but doesn't seem as interesting for tourists as some of the other places I've been. I did go to the zoo with a couple of other backpackers from Holland but after 2 days, I headed north to Armenia to explore the small towns nearby. Solento and Calarca were two old colonial towns that made great day trips. From there, I went to Popayan, another historic colonial city where all the buildings in the city's center are painted white..
The bus ride to Pasto through the Andes mountains was nothing less than spectacular. On this stretch of road, however, using buses in the daytime is the rule. This is guerilla territory and sometimes they stop trucks and buses and burn them for fun while robbing the passengers. Unfortuntely, I have to cross the border quickly and the fun I had in Popayan means no time for photos or exploring Pasto.
I'm off to Ecuador..........