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... bags is VILE and that Colombian pizza has cheese that could rival Cuba's. We had a great night out, where we were bought beers by Jonathan who made it very clear that he just wanted to be friends, and also met some cool Rastas who very impressively made us some wire earrings at 3am.
We then made our way to the walled city of Cartagena, where we were greeted by Juan Carlos, the friendliest bus ticket man who helped us get our bearings. We ...
... before a long day of buses en route to Columbia!
The bus journey to Columbia is a complex process because no company runs that route directly from Quito! Luckily everything went like clockwork – the first bus turned up as I arrived at the random corner it stops at, the next bus left 5 minutes after I arrived and then I arrived in Tulcan for the border crossing at around 2pm. The border was nice and easy and then I got lucky again as my next bus left 20 minutes ...
We arrived to a ghost town, apparently the day after Palm Sunday is a public holiday here, as is most of the week, not sure if we will see Cali in its normal light. Hey ho, sun is shining, found dinner and a beer, cant complain!
Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo..... Meant to be the best zoo in South America. Really cant comment as have not been to any others but a really nice place to visit. There really were Lions and ...
... it, check out that entry) and then got a taxi back to the bus terminal. From there, we got a collectivo to the border, got the passports stamped, and walked across the bridge into Ecuador. From there another collectivo to Tulcan where a bunch of yelling men competed with each other to get us on their bus to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. We boarded the bus at 1pm.
We found out immediately we had boarded a ...
... which I had to try and keep up with the best. As I was only copying other people and there was no partner dancing involved I was able to keep up reasonably well... for a gringo that is ~ these people certainly knew how to move! I must say that it was an extremely enjoyable experience though, as it felt like I was delving right into the culture! There is also something rather enjoyable about watching beautiful people shake their bums!
After the group dancing it ...
Other places to stay in Cali
Calle 23N # 8N-12 , Cali | Hostelfrom $19
Avenida 3F norte 40-10, Cali | Hostel$5 average
Calle 3 No. 27-87, Cali | 3 star hostelfrom $48
Avenida 3 Oeste No. 7-131, Cali | 3 star hostelfrom $69
cr 24a numero 2a-55, Cali | Hostelfrom $40
Calle 6 Oeste #1C-35 Cali Colombia., Cali | Hostelfrom $35
Calle 4C # 37-104, Cali | 2 star hostelfrom $35
Calle 3bis N035A-70, Cali | 2 star hostelfrom $12
Carrera 27 # 3 - 07, Cali | Hostelfrom $13
Avenida Sexta Bis, Calle 26N, #57, Cali | Hostelfrom $18
Carrera 5 # 4-56 Barrio San Antonio, Cali | Hostelfrom $20
Calle 23 # 2-22, Cali | Hostelfrom $18
Av 9a Norte 26-16 Santa Monica Resindencial, Cali | Hostelfrom $19