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Jul 22, 2007 - Salamina, the real Columbia

I had been asking around for information regarding some of the small towns surrounding Manizales, and the name Salamina kept coming up. It was a 2 hour ride through the mountains, and not many foreigners ever visited the place. That sounded perfect to us. The bus ride was beautiful, and town proved to be everything we had hoped. The people of the region, referred to as paisanos, are considered the "cowboys" of the country. A little independent and never completely fitting into the mainstream of the rest of Colombia. We found these people,...

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