La Playa Hostel
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... town again, lunch of more of the same quite good arepas, chicken pockets, fresh fruit, salad and juice. We headed out the road toward where I had been that morning, out past the soccer field and toward the mountains. The road got smaller, we saw a tiny sign that said "chocolate",
very bad marketing for what were about to discover.
We peeked inside, a lovely hyperactive Colombian hippie organic woman farmer who reminded me of my Mom beckoned us inside her little compound, ...
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The Hostel has a good atmosphere, with about half a dozen outher British travellers having all arrived in the last few days and speaking equally non existent Spanish I feel a lot more comfortable.
... s ok. I went to a big underground Cathedral in a salt mine. FACT OF THE DAY: The word "salary" comes from when people were paid in salt.
Next stop was Salento, in the coffee region of Colombia. I'd never ridden a horse before so decided to do it there. You feel like a boss when you ride a horse. Also, a whole new world of puns opens up to you when you're on one. "Make it reign." "Horsing around." "Having a mare." Unfortunately no one reacted when I said any of these things.
... We saw every type of narcotic confiscated at the airport with the help of canines, displayed beautifully in glass casing, including "weed" in joint form, heroine in capsule form, cocaine smuggled in a magic marker, etc. We left the police museum with more questions than when we arrived…in that all of our interests were peaked. We completed the afternoon running back to our hostel during a typical Bogotá late afternoon rain storm, ducking into food stalls and ...
... It seems that free speech is active now, not only is there a great deal of street art, but the local hooligans have been able to tag the Bolivar statue in front of Parliament!
Two great museums I visited in the city were the Museo del Oro, and the Donacion Botero. The Museo del Oro is full of all the gold objects the Spanish missed, and there are a lot. Seeing the exceptionally fine work done by the locals before the Spanish arrived, it is pure vandalism ...