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Well the first day in cali was good. I started it off with a little coffee and breakfast at nearby bakery. I walked the streets and just did the tourist thing. Trying not to look to lost, but when I got tired of walking, I hopped in a taxi and went back to the Hotel to hangout poolside.
The gym was on my mind so I got a few things together and took a little stroll down to the gym where I was, ummmm lets just say….'If ...
Cali is Colombia's third largest city and home to an estimated 2.5M people. The bus from Popayan was a fairly straightforward affair arriving into Cali at around 5pm. We spent the rest of the day wandering around the local area to get our bearings followed by some research into what to visit for our one full day in the city.
We woke up early the following day and headed off towards the ...
... part-timers compared to what went on in south American ears of the past. So many baggy lobes.
By the third night I was still putting off doing anything about my angry lobster arm for fear of incurring a massive bill on my insurance but my Chilean pals eventually turned to me and said, “Sophie, for god’s sake, go to the hospital.”
Luckily for us the hospital was a short walk down the street from our hostel so off I went accompanied by ...
... more people on the dance floor, and they even had a professional salsa pair do some dances for the crowd! Us gringos practiced our ****** salsa with each other and with the Colombians on the floor. It was a night full of twisting and turning and crowds... Once again, I was entranced by everyone's skills. You couldn't even imagine... Totally average looking people would stand up from their table, join the dance floor, and be a completely fantastic dancer. ...
... s obviously smaller, and has a similar backdrop of
mountains. After a few wrong turns, I finally located the tourist
office: closed from 12 til 2 for lunch! So frustrating, but I don't even
know why I was surprised. Much as I hate to adhere to the tourist
bible, I feel like what Lonely Planet said about Cali is true: you need
it more than it needs you. They're clearly not used to having tourists,
at least not outside of the ...