After a light workout we headed out walking to the La Hermita Cathedral. This time it was open. We visited the La Hermita and then went back to the underground area where they fixed phones . Carmen decided to get a new battery for her I-phone 6s. It works great and just needs to hold battery longer.
On the video on the right you will see cars and motorbikes driving on the sidewalk, which is also shared by pedestrians. Why do cars ride on the sidewalk on some streets? Because at some time when they decided to get the Metro Buses in place as you can see the Metro station on the left in the medium, cars were no longer allowed to ride on the street. In some sidewalks there are metal barriers to not allow cars but then there are the motorcycles. We did feel safe, as they drove very slow, but you had have to be very aware of traffic in either front or behind you depending on which way you were walking.
We walked along the river where there were many cat sculptures on display. Carmen loves cats, so we took some pictures. When walking in the park we were able to see many trees with big orchid plants growing on them, some were blooming.
We were not going to spend the full day in Cali and took a mini bus to Popoyan. Taking the mini buses allowed us to see the country, the mountains and the people that live in the areas. In Pompayan we got an AirBnb which while the owner was very nice and helpful with information about the town, the actual apartment room was extremely loud with very thin walls. They happened to be doing constructions on the building so there was noice but to add to it the workers had very loud music all day long and to add to that other residents of the building would turn their own music louder to drown out the constructions work and Music and even further there were dogs barking through the day. We have never given a negative review on AirBnb but we had to tell the truth on this to avoid other guest from having the bad experience we had.
The evening in Popoyan they were having a celebration in the square. There was a gathering of towns people there to see the dancing and hear the announcements. The city would be represented in the big Carnaval of Bogota.
We had dinner at a restaurant across from the square, while we waited for the dancing to begin. Once we finished our dinner we crossed the street to stand in the square and enjoyed the dances and the music. After it was over we walked to our Airbnb. It was late, but there were many people out on the street walking and enjoying the night.