We got nose to nose with a cute ant-eater!
Two monkeys contemplating one-another.
The next day we left Cali and made a 13 hour bus ride over to Ipiales, where we would cross the border into Ecuador. As soon as we got off the bus, we both felt the cold and noticed we were a little short of breath. It turns out Ipiales is 2950m above sea level, so the effects of elevation were kicking in.
The town itself did not look like much, but we were told to visit the church a 35 minute drive out of town. We caught a cab driven by a speed-demon (wouldn´t have been one bit surprised if he had a NOS button on his steering wheel) who made the drive in approximately 7 minutes flat! Feeling a little nauseous, and slightly more spiritual, we wandered down the many steps to the Las Lajas Cathedral and were not disappointed!
First off, we were greeted by two of the cutest puppies in the entire world!
A breathtaking view of the Las Lajas Cathedral from across the way.
This must be a very holy dog, as he is the centre of this shrine.
The Las Lajas Cathedral is definitely a hidden gem in a very unexpected place! It was a nice send-off from Colombia, a country we have grown to love and miss!