Monday, November 12, 2007

Vacation in San Gil

We recently took a few days off team for a 4-day vacation in and near San Gil. Nils is leaving for an accompaniment in Nariño (the far southwestern corner of Colombia) so we wanted a vacation together before he left. San Gil is about 5 hours away from Barranca by bus, and the area around there is known for it's natural beauty, and it's beautiful colonial towns, as well as being a center for extreme sports such as whitewater rafting, hang gliding, and spelunking. We didn't do any extreme sports, but we did have a nice getaway, and went on some great hikes together.

In addition to San Gil, we visited the nearby village of Barichara, a beautifully-preserved colonial town. From there we hiked to a waterfall and to Guané, an even smaller village. Here are some pictures from our trip:

San Gil

1 comment:

diana.roam said...

hi!

im from barrancabermeja and i´ve found this blog...

I like that place too...

I travel every year to that places of santander and i´d like you to visit the parque nacional del chicamocha...

its a new place.... its beautiful....

keep traveling and meeting this country ... its a bless of God...

have a nice day... bye!