In two hours we had reached Buena Vista, a lovely spot, eleven hundred and forty feet above Villavicencio.
But Villavicencio was, as has already been seen, a man of resource and energy, and in half an hour he had the fire under control.
We spent three days in Villavicencio and enjoyed every hour of the stay among its kindly people.
It was now only a short ride to Villavicencio, over comparatively dry and slightly rising ground.
The reply is best given in the words of our host at Villavicencio, Sr.
The people of Villavicencio, as elsewhere in Colombia, we found to be extremely courteous and hospitable.
“Travelers usually take three days to make the trip from Villavicencio to Caqueza,” said Sr.
Villavicencio, who went to the north, reported that at a distance of a league and a half there was a village.
It was northward through Villavicencio that San Martin's army went.
Shortly before our arrival in Villavicencio, a company was formed to supply electricity to the city.