Monday, 12 November 2007

Valley Of The Statues

Yesterday I left Popayan and for 7 very bumpy hours headed over the Central Cordillera to San Augustin. Colombia seems very different from Ecuador, probably because the Andes here split into three, leaving lower valleys bathed in the tropical warmth. It is certainly very very green.

The journey was scenic, passing over 3000m with endless cloud forest, then down to my current valley.

Here a lost civilisation from 1000-1900BC left behind the most amazing statues. Here are a few.