// COLOMBIA As I mentioned on the Ecuador page, through a series of unfortunate events, I lost my camera and laptop while in the Amazon rain forest. Having had no way to back up my photos while traveling so remotely, I lost nearly all my photos of Colombia and Ecuador, despite having a great many adventures in both countries. In Colombia I visited impressive cathedrals that spanned river valleys, I walked around the colonial gem of Popayán, chatted up locals in the city of Cali, as well as ethnic Guambiano peoples in Silvia. I journeyed by bus through lush valleys and mountain lands, lands greener than I had ever seen. And the people; not enough good words can be said about the soul and welcoming spirit of the Colombian people. I actually entered Colombia twice, first through the Andes Mountains bordering Ecuador, and later by river ship from Peru, down the fabled Amazon River. Sadly, I have little to show for it other than a few cellphone photos which you can see below. Even still, I wouldn't trade the time I spent in Colombia for anything in the world—it is truly an enchanted realm.
IPIALES NEAR THE ECUADORIAN BORDER
SILVIA CAUCA DEPARTMENT
CALI COLOMBIA'S THIRD LARGEST CITY
LETICIA ALONG THE AMAZON RIVER | AMAZON RAIN FOREST
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