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Mar 20, 2005 - Colombia: San Gil

The three of us headed to San Gil via Bucharamanga where we spent a night to break up the journey. The drive down to San Gil is one I remember as being my very first glimpse of the Andes as this is where they begin - kicking off with a spectacular canyon. Military lined the road at intervals all along the Pan Americana and they are there, I was told, during holiday times to prevent crime and robberies. I also saw evidence of one of Colombia's most popular pastimes...cycling. There were cyclists everywhere, all kitted out in the proper gear...

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