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August 23, 2018

San Gil to Cuenca Tourism

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Colombia and Ecuador Tourist

Here are my tourist photos from July and August. I started off in Cartagena in Colombia, then went to Minca up in the mountains, then went south to Bucaramanga.

A squirrel in the park
A squirrel in the park

This squirrel was taken in the park at San Gil, just north of Bogota in Colombia. I stayed on a farm way out of town. It was so nice and peaceful.

Villa de Leyva church
Villa de Leyva church

This is the old church in the hills of Colombia. Villa de Leyva was a really nice little town. Very peaceful even though it was full of tourists for the festival.

All the fun of the fair
All the fun of the fair

And as per usual, the carnies came with their fair ground rides. So funny.

Religious trinkets
Religious trinkets

All over the world they make money off religion. It is a growth industry.

Mural in Bogota.
Mural in Bogota.

Bogota, the capital of Colombia had crazy traffic. It was a nightmare trying to get around. A lot of cities are like that.

Lunch in Otavalo
Lunch

A pig cooking for lunch in the bus terminal in Otavalo, the first city I arrived at in Ecuador. It is high up in the mountains and lots of indigenous people live there.

Quito skyline
Quito skyline

Quito, the capital of Ecuador. High up in the mountains and quite a nice city.

Blue-footed Booby and baby
Blue-footed Booby

I went for a whale watching boat ride at Puerto Lopez in Ecuador. We stopped at Isla de la Plata and did a hike over the hills. Lots of boobys and frigatebirds.

Salinas Beach
Salinas Beach

There were so many tourists at Salinas. It reminded me of the Gold Coast in Australia. But even more tacky.

After Salinas I went to Guayaquil for three days, then today I caught the bus up the mountains to Cuenca and I am headed towards the Peru border.

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