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Bogotá Blues

000022(Excerpted from Chapter 17: The Inca Trail: The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries)

The Colombian border station is ultra-modern, the Mercedes Benz bus we board on the other side is even more so.  We cruise north in luxury, hopping off for the night at Popayan.  The age-old dilemma of the traveler sets in during a conversation at our guest house with an Irish couple, whose eyes glow with a wonderment that makes me want to go where they had just been.  That place is five bumpy hours southeast of here at the ruins of San Augustin and Terrendios.  It is a tangent with a nice ring, a ganja-filled paradise of overwhelming quietness, despite its proximity to FARQ-held territory. Continue reading

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