As we descended yesterday from the relative coolness and comfort of 7000+ ft elevations towards the Magdalena River Valley you could feel and see the changes in temperature and humidity. First my glasses fogged in the helmet. Then the closed sleeve and chest vents on my Klim Badlands Pro jacket became apparent again, warranting a quick stop to open up and let air in. By the time we rolled across the river in Rt45, it was hot...and sticky. Neither the maps in my Garmin Zumo or Google maps knew about the new construction going on. The new road, beautifully made, completely bypasses La Dorado, our initial destination. We had already decided on Honda, a few miles further South, and I had booked a room in an old hotel on Airbnb. After meeting our hosts, and unloading our overnight things, we moved the bikes down a few spots on the street and into a private gated parking area where a family (friends of the hotel) lived. The room is $40000 COP per night ($14 US) Parking is $3000 COP. I’m loving the low costs in Colombia! The shower felt wonderful. Then we walked all over, enjoying the less-touristy feel of Honda. Like most Colombian cities, both large and small we’ve seen, there are motorcycles everywhere. Chinese and Indian-made small singles mainly. Pulsar, Boxer, KMT, and many more you’ll never see back home. These aren’t “motorcyclists” really. They are people wanting inexpensive transportation. A chain of bikes flowing all around. It’s mesmerizing at times. We settled on a small place by the river for our meal. I had chicken, rice, plantains and salad. Adrian choose fish. While we ate, a local pulled up riding pillon on a small Pulsar holding a 15lb-range Tiger Catfish he’s just caught, still flopping. He negotiated a price with the restaurant owner and off he went. While eating I was accosted by a small kitten with one eye (second one-eyed cat on the trip) and Adrian and I promptly fed it many bits of chicken and fish. It was very appreciative! Today we head back into the mountains and the relative coolness of Salento. We will stay there two nights to allow a day trip to the Cocora Valley 20 minutes outside Salento. There we will see the valley filled with wax palm trees that grow to over 200 feet high. It’s something a lot of Overland moto travelers check out, but it’ll be my vision perceiving it. Looking forward to this stop.