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Travel Blogs from Taganga
... up the beginning of the track though because it had nice views back into the bay. The boat ride was very quick, within 10 minutes we were on the beach in Playa Grande. It wasn't that great though but in fairness it was better than Taganga's beach. It was a fairly narrow beach with heaps of deck chairs in front of restaurants. Like Taganga's beach, it smelt faintly of ****.
We sat and watched people, from the rocks at the end of the beach, for an ...
... say). On the other side from Santa Marta is the Tayrona National Park which is what the main attraction is here (apart from the beach of course). There are almost as many dive shops here as in Koh Tao, but we settled on the German run Poseidon Dive Center (www.poseidondivecenter.com, 2 tank dive COP150000, 10 dive package COP630000).
The diving is pretty nice. ...
... washing their clothes in the river. Back in town, we had a BBQ at the hostel and played a game we'd never come across called 'shut the box' with a girl from Bristol, which was so simple but surprisingly fun especially with some small time gambling involved... On our return from Palomino we had another couple of chilled days, watched a few films including The Lion King (this is the life eh?!), and before we knew it it was time for our flight to Bogota, the ...
... cocktails from the bar in the hostel with Mim, eating amazing food, wandering the dusty streets, quietly contemplating the meaning of life whilst drinking local Sierra Nevada coffee, and walking through the nearby Tayrona National Park and learning about local traditions. Wednesday 23rd April: we set off from the hotel under the guise that we would have a total of 3 hours walking and the rest ...
... make a public effort to exhort children to higher levels of test success, hinting at eventual transfer from the lower class as a reward. I frequently insinuate that the day will come when an employer will hire them on the basis of test scores and grades, even though my own experience is that employers are rightly indifferent to such things. I never lie outright, but I've come to see that truth and schoolteaching are, at bottom, incompatible just as Socrates ...
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