The Pan-American highway runs for 47,958 km (29,800 mi) from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina.
But… is not complete. A 87 km gap exists between Panama and Colombia.
87 km of rainforest, swamps, guerrillas, called the Darien Gap that was crossed for the first time only in the 1960!
Couchsurfing in Colombia is huge!
If you still don’t know couchsurfing.org, go check it right now.
It’s a community of people for hospitality exchange: hosts and guests meet each other on the website, check their respective profiles, and if they like it, bingo, one has the accomodation for free with a local person, the other has a fancy guest with hopefully interesting stories directly at home.
OK it took more than I thought but I finished packing.
The reason it took long is that I like to travel light. I got used to it while traveling for work and I wanted to have the same approach for this 3 months.
After a weekend of parties, a visit in a nice village is a very nice cure: it gives at least the illusion of some relax and early nights…
Salento is a little town in the Eje Cafetero, the area of Colombia producing the biggest (legal) export of the country: good coffee beans.