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Travel Blogs from Cali
... beside the roads. Also of note were the sandbagged army posts at every bridge we crossed, and the many armed army personnel around.
Sunday, Cali to Bogota, saw us starting early following a route that led across and around to the hills, with lots of rice fields, trees and few army posts. Trees lined the roads and the central division between the opposite lanes until we got to the hills , then they were everywhere.
The hill ...
... drugged up guy around our age asked for the time. None of us had cell phones so we could to help him and he left, but he was eye-balling us really sketchily the whole way. At this moment, I thought, "that was weird, we should leave," but the conversation was still flowing and for some reason I didn't say anything. There was another couple around us and I figured the guy would have to either be stupid or ****** up on drugs to try to rob 5 people, most of who me are larger than ...
... After these two cities, we took an overnight bus back to Bogota where I saw Mille off. It was both saddening and scary to see her leave since I was so used to traveling with the Danish girls for the last 3.5 months. But.. I'm really excited to go visit them in October (surprise parents!) and see the world renowned Little Mermaid ...
... some unusual but tasty plantain based dishes, Ash tried his first michelada (beer, lime and salt) and Lucy had a tasty lulada, a juice made from the lulo fruit that is quite popular in Colombia.
Town itself was a little ropey, with 2m people (that is million not metres) it is sizeable but is the industrial centre of the south so hasn't had much focus on being pretty.
As usual we set off the next day for the biggest hill in town and it was a pretty ...
... won some prizes when he was younger. He smiles at me. Everyone is friendly.
Friday 3rd January
Another hot day, and the yoga session at 1pm proves quite a challenge, not least because it is conducted entirely in Spanish. It is also quite strenuous. Neither of us are getting enough exercise during this traveling lark.
The 7pm salsa lesson is particularly fast and furious. I am not the only one who is ...
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
Carrera 5 # 4-56 Barrio San Antonio, Cali | Hostelfrom $20
Calle 23 # 2-22, Cali | Hostelfrom $18
Ave 7N, Cali | Hostelfrom $18
Av 9a Norte 26-16 Santa Monica Resindencial, Cali | Hostelfrom $19