San Gil

December 27, 2013

From Guane its a short coach ride by Colombian standards, back to Barichara and then to nearby San Gil.

San Gil is the adrenaline center of Colombia. So it was white water rafting and abseiling and high wire adventures in a package tour.

The raft master knew the words “forwards” and “backwards” and “in the boat” and was persuaded to use them instead of the Spanish equivalents. After some grade 4 rapids, he encouraged us to get out and swim. Leaving the safety of the raft and entering the fast flowing silty water was counter intuitive to say the least, but it was a thrill. Swimming against the current was fruitless: you have to go with the flow.

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