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Travel Blogs from Taganga
We had read about a minibus service from Cartagena to Santa Marta that brought you direct from hostel to Hostel and since Cartagena's main bus station is a good bit outside the city decided it would be a good option to take. The van had aircon but unfortunately for us did not reach our seats at the back and spent 5 hours feeling like death before …
Taganga is a tiny fishing village with a reputation for cheap diving which has brought in the tourists. The town hasn't coped too well with the increase in people (take a look at the photo of one of the roads) - the beach was crowded and litter strewn with cheesy tunes blaring out from various cafes along the beach (similar to touristy …
... anything. Even on Monday, it's difficult. You might have to try different banks or withdraw a really smaller amount. It happened first for David who panic first between banks. He checked his account and everything was fine. Then, we remember what once we rode on our travel guide. Here, you actually see money as physically existing, not like at home with liquidity always available in any ATM. We then took a taxi straight to ...
... end to another hot and hungover day. Early Monday, as Bushy, Aaron and Bill embarked on their dive course, Jake and I and newfound friend Rosie, said a sad goodbye to Agua Man who we wouldn't see again now until London and headed up to Palomino which is about a 2 hour bus ride from Santa Marta. This is hardly even what you would call a town - really just a beach with a row of hostels & camp-sites - and the only way to get there from the main road is either to walk about ...
... exhausted. There's nothing like being lost and having your fate in the hands of a man yielding a machete who you can't communicate with to get your adrenalin pumping. Thankfully we were only a kilometre from the archeological site we planned to eat lunch at - although with our "short cut" it was now a little late for lunch.
500 years ago, nestled high in the Tayrona jungle, there lived a pre-Hispanic society. They thrived in this beautiful environment until ...
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