27.09.2012 - 28.09.2012
We travelled 6hrs from Quito to the border, with food sellers jumping on the bus at every stop desperate to make some money...with anything from home made ice creams, to fried pork on offer! We met some other travellers at the border and formed a happy bunch of 5. The road into Colombia is pretty dangerous at night due to guerillas in the area, who hijack busses and relieve everyone of their valuables fairly frequently, even when the buses travel under police convoy!
So as it was nearing dark we chose to stay near the border town of Ipiales, next to the spectacular Las Lajas Cathedral. The Cathedral was completed in 1949, built on a bridge spanning a spectacularly valley. There are waterfalls spurting from the surrounding lush cliff sides and a river running underneath. We sat back an enjoyed a drink and the view as the sun went down, feeling pretty happy to be in Colombia.