to San Gil

The first 50 miles out of Villa de Layva were chewed-up concrete and dirt that required concentration as there were trucks on the road
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It’s all about horses, like Salvador
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Then we broke out, and in the distance, the beautiful Colombian mountains
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Two hours later, into a canyon
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Yay! More on Colombian riding another time soon, in the opinion of many the best twisties in the world
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And miles through a shallow gorge
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Then steam was lined with a Crocosmia species! Strange because the last blast of colour we’d seen was on the Guatemalan high plains weeks ago and was another South African escapee, Knifofia. No idea why these African plants have invaded so successfully, but they have. A plant that does well in wild Central America is Ribes, I guess with a 10,000 mile range south. We have the crown jewel of the family in BC, Ribes sanguinium, which is nice to know
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A town for lunch
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No much luck and then a great little spot
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You’d better love everything here all day because varieties of this are the backbone of sit-down food. Cooking skills stopped at the Mexico/Guate border and won’t resume until Argentina I’ve heard
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A rio
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which we followed to the town of San Gil
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The town center had a slightly cramped feel
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Built on a hillside
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But San Gil didn’t do anything for me and the place I found with secure parking was a $10 dump
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Black, white and red, for any application, if you’re brave and good enough. Behold
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