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Colombia is unlike any place I´ve ever travelled to before.
It is impossible to explain, or at least, I think I am unable to do so.
The physical aspects of the country are undeniably amazing and certainly contribute to the fact that this country is, without a doubt, my favourite of all trips.
But a big part of that is also the …
... so I had a chance to try out my ever evolving accent and my favorite British sayings like "**** the bed". I learned a few new ones; "fill your boots", "pang off her wig", and "the dogs ballocks". They all agreed that my accent needs some work...
Day 3 was also fairly relaxed. We got into camp early (more hammocks to sleep in which I find to be miserable) and we got to soap up in the river. Good thing because mildewy, wet clothes and body odor were proving to be an ...
... We headed down to check out the local beach and we weren't disappointed. There was a lovely laid-back vibe to the place and it was completely the opposite of Cartagena - no wealthy middle-aged people in sight, only backpackers, surfer dudes and artisan craft sellers. We bought a couple of huge cheap beers from the local shop and found a good spot on a wall overlooking the beach, where we saw the most spectacular sunset. There were just the right ...
... hot beans in a homemade sauce and a little side of rice. AP had a steak which was apparently amazing with some skin-on cajun chips, a patacone and side salad. Mmm mmm! I also tried a 'malty' which is a popular drink in Colombia. A little fizzy, a bit sweet and quite malty it is very refreshing. Bellies seriously satisfied we soaked in the views of twinkling Santa Marta below, before settling for an early ...
... you there for 17,000 whilst you have to pay 40,000 for the boat plus the park fee.
We quickly realised that we didn't have enough money on us to get there and stay overnight. Instead of trecking back up the hill to our hostel, the operator of our boat said that for 45,000 he can get us to the island by boat and his friend can organise a wristband 'proving' entry to the park. All we'd have to do was jump off the boat at a beach around the corner from the main one. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility