This morning before we left Ipiales we took a taxi to see Las Lajas Sanctuary. It is a beautiful gothic church built into the side of a gorge. The altar area is a cave in the rock where it is believed that miracles have happened.
As soon as we got in the taxi and the driver found out that we were from the United States he asked us if Trump is really going to build a wall with Mexico. Duke said who knows! And they went on to discuss American politics and the current situation in Columbia. I got to use my stock phrase Él es una vergüenza National. (He is a national embarrassment). All of our taxi drivers so far have been very friendly.
We walked down to the church from the road at the top and then took a new cable car across the Gorge back up to the top. It was spectacular.
Back in Ipiales we caught the bus to Pasto, about a ninety minute bus ride.
Pasto is the most modern town we visited since Quito.
We walked around and explored a bit. For dinner we ate Mexican food