After only 2 rain-soaked nights in Cali, my next destination would be Pasto, Colombia. Again I had an amazing riding day with lots of switchbacks (hairpin turns) and elevated riding.
I also met a great guy from Cali, Luis who was traveling around Colombia on his moto. We chatted for about 20 minutes before a bridge. He is a bit of a base guitar rock guru in Colombia.
Again the street food was limiting, with lots of friend stuff, pining for some tacos still, but the soups in Colombia are awesome.
My bike front tire was losing air at about 1 PSI an hour now – annoying. I feel I am going to need to get this fixed for good soon. I should have got a new front rim as well if I cannot get this sorted!
On the road to Pasto, Colombia, I would travel over 240 Miles (387 kilometers) and pass through towns such as Jamundí, Santander de Quilichao, Mondomo, Piendamó, Popayán, El Bordo, Cumbitara, Chachagüí and onto my final destination in Pasto, Colombia.
Once in greater Pasto, I stayed at The Loft Hotel, an ok hotel about right in the main center with lots of shops and street food available nearby.
Pasto is a city in western Colombia known for its Blacks and Whites Carnival. The Carnival Museum houses giant figures used in the celebratory parades. The colonial, Moorish-influenced Temple of St. John the Baptist sits beside central Nariño Square. The Banco de la República Gold Museum displays precious pre-Columbian artifacts. Southwest of Pasto is Las Lajas Sanctuary, a Gothic church built into a gorge. (from Wikipedia)