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... always nice to recognize a face in a video like that.
In the afternoon, we had the Tarde de Damas, or Ladies Afternoon. Lyda had planned the activity. She showed us how to make an applique by ironing fabric and iron-on glue transfer together. Earlier in the week, she had given each of the ladies a section of flowers that were already prepared to trim and get ready for the activity. Today, ...
... the muddy pee water and head back in to the city. Crazy experience. The following night we met with our crew for the boat trip. There were 16 of us and the captain you you - a polish jack sparrow looking man who hasn't worn shoes for over 4 years. After this we were really excited for the boat trip and headed out with some of the crew. We spent the next day organising our things and getting supplies for the 5 day journey to Panama City via the San Blas islands! Adios amigos ...
... had disappeared overnight so I searched both boats and the full dive shop to try and recover them. Unfortunately no luck at all and my trusty flip flops had been snatched up by a new owner I think – but I needed to focus on the exam at this point! First of all we learnt about dive tables, residual nitrogen times etc and then did a practice paper where I squeezed a pass. I did however learn a lot from my mistakes and managed to score a strong 92% on the final exam – PASS! All 4 ...
... almost sent me over the edge. It was only the promise of all you can drink at a local bar later that kept me going. Later in the evening a large group from the hostel headed to the club babylon for all you can drink and the club prove to be everything that I had been promised about in Medellin. Fake boobs, fake arrss, skimpy clothes and shaking booties. My jaw dropped the minute I got in there and one couldn't wipe the smile of the boys faces as we danced and took it all ...
... of town and just spend the day strolling up and down the streets stopping in little shops or having a drink. There are 3 or 4 big plazas/squares within Old Town, which were fun to find. As all the guide books say, you shouldn't set an agenda; just wander around and get lost.
We had some of the best dinners here. Because it's a coastal city, there was great seafood. The restaurants are also very creatively/uniquely decorated and English is usually spoken if need ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet