Walking the Camino Real from Barichara to Guane, Colombia.
That’s not to say that I did absolutely nothing in San Gil. Though most of my time was spent in my pajamas glued to Netflix, I did force myself away one morning, and took a 40 minute bus ride to the nearby village of Barichara.
And Barichara was lovely. Stone streets, whitewashed thatched homes, a brick cathedral.
And then I took a walk through the Camino Real, plodding a cobblestone path, seeing only a few locals here and there. enjoying the immense scenery that unfolded below me.
I walked steadily for nearly two hours, down hills, past farms, until I made it to Guane, an even tinier town. An even whiter town. With stone streets, thatched homes, a brick cathedral.
I only stayed long enough to eat a hearty lunch before a bus came to shuttle me back to Barichara, and then back to San Gil, where I rested my legs in bed with more Netflix…