Near San Gil is the perfectly beautiful, small colonial town of Barichara. We’ve seen a lot of these, but Barichara was one of the quaintest.
One things we’ve noticed in the mountains of Colombia, things shut down from noon to 3. Seriously, there was barely a soul about in this town.
But, there’s always a tienda open, and we’ve noticed the tienda‘s in Colombia are practically the local bars. They usually have a few plastic tables and there is always one table covered in beer bottles and a few wobbly locals. The tables don’t get cleared until the people leave, so there’s always a very clear indication of how much effort has gone into their afternoon. We left with a measly two cerveza bottles and a Popsicle stick on our table.
Bode spotted this Panamanian beauty of hat and had to have it. He thinks it’s a cowboy hat, but I’m planning on buying him a zoot suit soon. I found a handmade ring and earrings (made from dried orange peels, corn husk, and a local wood) and spent a total of $4.50 USD. Jason found a bench in the park. We were all happy.
Back in San Gil, Bode couldn’t understand why we couldn’t take home one of these puppies. Later, our friends called us on Skype, and as usual Bode took over the computer to show them our local dog for the evening.