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Old 06-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #12
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Bogota and Salento

Were not done with visitors just yet. Our friend Niki flew into Bogota just as Emily was flying out. Among other Bogota activities, we toured the citys Botanical Gardens before taking a little trip to the town of Salento.


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As Rufio always says, guide books love to define small tourist towns as Cowboy Towns. It was difficult to walk around town without stepping in horse shit, so Id say Salento was truly one of them. The town had lots of charm, and lots of beauty in the mountains surrounding the city.

Roadside break on the way to Salento


Lots of Willys Jeeps in town available to haul people around




Vista on the edge of town


We took the long way back to Bogota from Salento, just crossing our fingers and hoping for some amazing new sites. Well, we found it. Route 50 from the city of Manizales over to the city of Honda proved to be one of the most beautiful roads wed ridden on this entire trip. The pictures cant capture just how impressive the views really are.

Admiring the view


This view


And another whirlwind week complete. Niki returned home, and we decided to spend a few more days in Bogota to take a short break after two weeks of visitors.

Back to the Explora Hostel, our home in Bogota
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