• Thursday , 14 December 2017
Last Dance: Southern Colombia

Last Dance: Southern Colombia

Colombia has been the high water mark of the trip so far but all good things must come to an end and it is time to chase the horizon once again. To chronicle our parting days in Southern Colombia we leave this dispatch from the road short on words but speaking through some final photographs taken as we make our way to the border with Ecuador.

The mother river of Colombia, Rio Magdalena north of the city of Neiva.

The mother river of Colombia, Rio Magdalena north of the city of Neiva.

San Agustín Archaeological Park. The largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America. These works of art display the creativity and imagination of a northern Andean culture that flourished from the 1st to the 8th century.

San Agustín Archaeological Park. The largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America. These works of art display the creativity and imagination of a northern Andean culture that flourished from the 1st to the 8th century.

San Agustín Archaeological Park.

San Agustín Archaeological Park.

Moonrise over the city of Popayán.

Moonrise over the city of Popayán.

Popayán is known as the "white city" due to the color of the most of colonial houses and commercial buildings in the center of the city.

Popayán is known as the “white city” due to the color of the colonial houses and commercial buildings in the center of the city.

The further south we go the bigger the Andes mountains.

The further south we go the bigger the Andes mountains.

It is getting cold and wet and our current rain gear was not cutting the mustard. We invested in some local vinyl rain pants. The hideous fashion is over-ruled by how warm and dry we are now.

It is getting cold and wet and our current rain gear was not cutting the mustard. We invested in some local vinyl rain pants. The hideous fashion is over-ruled by how warm and dry we are now.

Shannon wishing the rain would stop.

Shannon wishing the rain would stop.

The stunning neo-gothic Santuario de Las Lajas near the town of Ipiales was our last stop in Colombia before crossing into Ecuador.

The stunning neo-gothic Santuario de Las Lajas near the town of Ipiales was our last stop in Colombia before crossing into Ecuador.

Santuario de Las Lajas.

Santuario de Las Lajas.

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