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Oct 17, 2012 - Big Andean pass to Popayan

We left Ibague (1205m altitude) on a cloudy but bright day to head up the La Linea pass (3293m.) After only the first part of the ascent we heard over the walkie talkies that there was a hold up ahead. The pass connects Bogata to the Pacific port of Buenaventura and is busy with trucks - so we were not expecting a quick passage, but we had not planned for a 45 minutes hold up going nowhere while the road was being repaired. The locals all love our cars and fortunately took it well when we crept by the long queue to position ourselves near...

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La Gira Andina 2012

May 17, 2010 - Popayan

Bus supposed to leave coming from Papito didn't arr til 9:45am, so 6 hrs on mostly Forest Service,l to 1 1/2 lane, rocky, bumpy roads was a long time though very scenic (only last 30 km = 45 minutes paved). Mtn pastures are steep, most for cow/cattle - Holsteins - grazing...but saw plots of veggies, strawberries, and when not in pasture, coffee mixed w/ banana and other fruit trees. One plot of coffee was interplanted w/ beans of all things. Got back to HostelTrail, our ON place, just in time before rains came. This is a festival wknd (plus...

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May 13, 2010 - Popayan

Got bus to Armenia then another to Popayan, total time traveling=8 hrs, arr at 4. Countryside in long valley was filled with miles and miles of sugar cane fields.... Ze Ee, from Malasia traveling w/, she is a very easy going gal, thus we have done well. Here we walked the old town and to view point at Morro de Belalcazar (founder of the city)...see pics. More Info on Popayan More Info on Popayan Also saw the bridge, Puente del Humilladero, the Catholic bishops used to cross the river. See pics Located in the center of the city, in the zone...

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Jan 27, 2010 - Entrée en territoire andin

La route de San Agustin à Popayan nous effrayait un peu: 120km de chemin de terre prévus en 7h, réputés dangereux selon le guide (malgré ce que nous avaient dit les habitants), et un départ à 5h40 du matin... Bien sûr, Super Mario (cf post précédent) nous a réveillés et accompagnés pour prendre le bus. Finalement, nous avons été agréablement surpris par le voyage: une route sublime, alternant paysage de montagne aux routes sinueuses, bocage normand et étendues désertiques. On a été un peu déçus à notre arrivée à Popayan, joyau colonial...

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