Tejo | San Gil, Colombia | 17th September
Travel Latin America Colombia San Gil, Colombia

The national passtime/sport of Colombia is Tejo, which involves throwing heavy discs of lead 15 meters across a room at a clay pit containing packets of gunpowder. When the tejo hits the gunpowder, BOOM! 3 points.

The pink triangles in the picture contain the gunpowder. There is also much drinking involved in a regulation game of Tejo. And the locals are good. They’re never further than 20cm from the target, and watching them throw is amazing.