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Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia.
South towards Ibague/Cali/Ecuador
Instead of hitching on the side of the road, it is best to go to a gas station in Soacha and talk to truck drivers. To get there, take the TransMileno to the southernmost station, Portal Del Sur. Follow the signs leading to "Autopista del Sur", and take a van going to Soacha. Ask to get dropped off past "El Parque", at the end of town. From there, walk to the Terpel gas station.
There you will find plenty of trucks going all the way to Cali, especially early in the morning, as it normally is a 13 hour ride.
The transmilenio is an extensive and convenient rapid transit busline. There are regular buses as well. There are no ticket controls on the transmilenio, fares are paid when entering the stations. People often hold the doors open to be the first to get on when the bus comes, so local kids wait for a moment when there is no traffic to run across the street, then climb onto the platforms through the open doors. This seems easiest when it's crowded, as security has a hard time seeing them.
Hitching towards Ibague, Feb´14: I took a minibus to Soacha and got off when a bus turned from the main road to the town. I stayed at the side of the road, waited about 10 minutes and got a ride from a truck which went to Neiva. -che.apelsin