Colombia: Cali, The Salsa Capital

By , November 3, 2010 5:00 am
Reflection Of San Francisco Church

Reflection Of San Francisco Church

When we arrived in the San Antonio area of Cali, it instantly reminded us of home. It was very hilly but the views paid off. It especially looks like parts of Potrero Hill, San Francisco. We tried to look for Shotwell Street but we couldn’t find it. :(

San Antonio Neighborhood

San Antonio Neighborhood

We were lucky to be there for the Salsa Festival but since we were only there during the week, we didn’t get to see any live performances, but we were able to attend a class. After seeing the graceful moves by most of the people there, Boris and I got shy about revealing our two left feet.

When we arrived at San Francisco Square, there were tons of pigeons flying around in circles. While we were standing by the church and enjoying the scenery, out of nowhere, a pigeon flew into a nearby sign. A taxi man standing by the pigeon looked up at the sign and then the bird and laughed. He tried to save it by pouring some water on it, probably a little too much water, but it didn’t look like the pigeon made it.

Pigeons Flying Around The Plaza

Pigeons Flying Around The Plaza

A Pigeon Flew Into A Sign

A Pigeon Flew Into A Sign

In Cali, there are lots of fusion restaurants to try. One restaurant put a little chocolate in everything. The Japanese and Colombian fusion, we thought, was more Colombian. However, we found food in Cali to be good overall.

Japanese-Colombian Food

Japanese-Colombian Food

Tim Burton Like Art Gallery

Tim Burton Like Art Gallery

San Francisco Church

San Francisco Church

Inside San Francisco Church

Inside San Francisco Church

Boris Chilling In A Hammock At Casa Café

Boris Chilling In A Hammock At Casa Café

What We Paid: Colombian
Pesos
1800
USD eRate
2500
Euro eRate
– Bus from Salento to Cali: 4 hours 15,000 8.33 6
– Private Double Room at Casa Café:
shared bathroom, cold showers only, wifi, We LOVE the owner (Paula) who is super sweet and friendly, clean rooms, didn’t care for the flying bugs, great location
30,000 16.67 12
– Breakfast 3,750 2.08 1.50
– Lunch 7,500 4.17 3
– Dinner 9,000 5 3.60
– Local Bus 1,500 0.83 0.60

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2 Responses to “Colombia: Cali, The Salsa Capital”

  1. Ian Patnaude says:

    beautiful suggestions you’ve shown above.

  2. muimui says:

    Thanks Ian. I miss Colombia!

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