Thanks for the encouragement. Very glad someone finds this helpful. Gmax- thanks for the warning. I do not mean to whitewash the danger - it does need to be said. This vehicle burning incident was on the main road from Medellin to Cartagena. Probably my route this April. My Spanish is still poor but I gather it happened on a Monday night. ELN stopped and burned 6 vehicles - 2 trucks, 2 buses, and 2 cars. Stupid as hell. Does not look like they were after people. Does this incident advance the cause of the communists ? I don't think so. I think it has the opposite effect. Regular Colombians hate this. Destruction of private property is a communist idea. Anarcho-capitalists would never do this. What to do ? Probably not drive at night. I still do it, but keep it to a minimum. There are other reasons not to drive at night too, like you can not judge road conditions as well, and you can not enjoy the scenery.