A Long Ride

This morning we bid adieu to Bogota.   We had a long ride to San Gil.  San Gil is the adventure sports capital of Colombia.   When I say long I mean really long.  We left at 7 AM and arrived at 9:30 PM.

We stopped at the location of the definitive battle that gained Colombia its independence.   We also stopped in a small tourist village with a gigantic square.  It was picturesque,  but it was the antique shop I passed as we were walking towards our bus that really caught my eye.  It was just like a scene out of American Pickers—maybe there should be a Colombian version.

Through the front window of the bus, I saw a scene that reminded me of Vietnamese.   I saw something carrying a bicycle on a motorcycle.

On the drive we saw so many cyclists training.   Colombians are passionate about cycling and I had a chance to talk to a few of them, and that was Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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