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... side of the mountains as it has expanded.
It actually looks very pretty in the dark with all the lights twinkling.
Unfortunatelly, once in downtown we were cought in horrendous traffic so arrived at our hostel in El Poblando at around 8.30 pm.
Not a particulary exciting place-security gates, built above a chinese restaurant and on the main street so vety noisy.
Hopefully we will have a better impression of it in the cold light of the day.
... was great, and we arrived at our hostel at the early our of 1AM. Not to be wimps, we got dressed and sought out some fun. There was a park of smaller bars and such nearby, and we settled in for some drinks, and got to know each other a bit. Some drunkenness ensued, and after dancing it up to some local beats, and being treated to the fine cuisine of Super Mario Brothers eatery along with a complimentary fight between ...
... he got the worst of the deal!) and they eventually left
us to climb into our beds for what turned out to be a quietish night, even allowing for the odd truck pulling in or
out in the small hours.
wash etc we were soon out of the Mobil truck stop next morning and on our way
to Popayan, known by the locals as La Ciudad Blanca or White City as almost all
its old buildings near its centre are painted white.
quite late in the day ...
... floors and sides of prefabricated wood houses up the hill to the place where the house will eventually be built the following weekend by more excited volunteers. After a day spent missioning material uphill I was exhausted and came home with everything aching. Early to rise and Sunday we were off on a family outing to Guatape and El Piñol. Guatape is about 1.5 hrs from medellin and is a tiny little town with a lake. El Piñol is a huge rock with 740 stairs ...
... under the bridges taking shelter, people who were shopping wait in the shop fronts till it clears, the streets are often abandoned except a few people who do that rushing thing, putting a cover over their heads trying to avoid getting wet, but in reality getting as wet as they would if they walked normally, at least that is my opinion.
Even the traffic dies down and a ...