Chicamocha Canyon – Aug. 31, 2011
I had promised my Lolita, my Colombian friend, months ago that I’d celebrate her birthday with her on Sept. 3rd. Unfortunately, I had to renege because I totally forgot the date and Anna suddenly became my travel partner on a short notice. Traveling with Anna was a great because she helped motivate me to see more of Colombia and, later, Ecuador while I was content with just hanging out after being on the move for 4 months straight. There are tons of benefits to traveling with friends. The only tradeoff was that we had to travel under time constraints. We had to move fast so I couldn’t stick around in San Gil to celebrate Lolita’s birthday.
In lieu of celebrating Lolita’s birthday, I invited her to join Anna and I on our day-trip to Chicamocha Canyon. Chicamocha Canyon boasts one of the longest cable cars systems in the world. The system runs nearly 4 miles from one end of the canyon to the other. We spent the entire day walking around the park and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery.
Lolita and I even did the chair swing that swings high over the edge of the canyon. We watched the sunset and headed back to San Gil. Anna and I stayed another night in San Gil and then made our way by bus to Aguachica first thing in the morning.