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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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So the morning was spent forging documents for a life on The Road. Very Catch Me If You Can. First up I tried finding example aeroplane eTickets online that I could doctor. No luck. As such I trawled back through my emails for the confirmation email from the company I booked my ticket to Rio with. Whilst not an eTicket per se it is a receipt and document of intent, and does list the flights, dates, costs and all that ...
... the planet still travelling come the second one. Leesh whips up a beautiful chilli con carne dish and we sit around chatting to Manuel who secured a bed here at the hostel for the next two days before he heads to Medellin. We don't last too long though and I think the chocolate binge and cheese snack we had yesterday is churning Leeshs tummy so off to bed and get some sleep before another early run tomorrow. Best moment: having fun at the Castillo San Felipe ...
... guide translated to us after each spiel! So, you climb up stairs to the top then climb down some rickety ladders into the lukewarm mud. Its like thick yoghurt consistency and smooth. For some reason its also very boyant which is good as there's no bottom to balance on. Men greet you at the bottom of the ladder, float you onto your back and give you a massage (despite saying no gracias Marcus still received one haha), only cost an extra ...
Cartagena: nicknamed The Heroic City, The Door of the Americas, Capital of the Caribbean, The Mother City, The Walled City, The Key of the West Indies, The Fort of the Kingdom, Best Fortified City of the Americas. It's a tall order for one city. It was named after a city in Spain, the home town of the conquistador who discovered it. Because of the gold in local tombs, and ...
... a yank and it makes a fair difference in thier attitude. Here on the coast they speak much faster than other parts, and generally cut the ends of thier words off. So Dion's favorite line is 'Despacio, por favor' .. slowly please. Very, very few people here speak English, so its tough travelling at times. I know enough to get what I want and where I want but im missing the connection with the locals. So I have decided to do ...