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Santuario de las Lajas

September 27th 2014
We caught a local bus from Quito to the border town which took an hour longer than expected. I think this was due to the route the bus took leaving Quito. I was using the gps on google maps to follow our progress and at one point I was a little worried we were on the wrong bus as we were heading in completely the opposite direction to the border. I'm not sure if this was the normal route or if the ... read more
South America » Colombia » Ipiales

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
9th October 2014

Great stop!
Great to hear the trip (which I also hope to take if I ever leave Arequipa) was easy and you found cheap lodging. That bridge and church look amazing--a worthwhile visit. Lucky you two in Solento--I've heard it's lovely.

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