Hotel Capilla del Mar
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... was able to demonstrate her fluency in Spanish, which caused much laughter and mimicry from the two local women. I also avoided the 'shower' but later we learnt that the women were not shy about touching gringos and had whipped off another girl's bikini top without warning and also ensured that another blokes downstairs area was spic-and-span.
The locals obviously didn't mean to offend, they just wanted to do a thorough job and ...
... see. Similarly the Police History Musuem's main attraction is the huge amount of guns on display as well as an interesting display about the capture of Pablo Escobar.
Moving swiftly onto Medellin, the former center of the cocaine trade was a pleasant change from the climatically challenged Bogota (bit chilly). This is another busy, bustling city, now rejuvenated following the end of the dark years of police shootings, kidnappings and drug crime ...
... to keep out pirates and other enemies! There is a vibrant night life, with a number of salsa clubs, night markets, and street food. Our first night we spent exploring these aspects of the town, including the market that resides in the old prison cells built into the city walls. The second day was likewise dedicated to exploration, and we wandered the massive fort walls (along the top) still with cannons pointing seaward; saw a ...
... to die to grow, you are a troubled guest on the dark earth." - Mircea Eliade
My last adventure in South America resulted in a fateful shattering of my own shell once I entered the realm of shamanism in the jungle, where I received a glimpse of reality unveiled. And the best part of this extraordinary encounter is that it was the very last thing I ever expected or even imagined. However, pain and confusion soon beset my efforts to understand ...
... one can visit the rockpools of Pescadarito for a nice swim and a hike, which we did.
On our second day in San Gil we decided to take a bus to the picturesque town of Barichara, a UNESCO National Heritage Site, which we had heard many good things about. The town itself was very charming and pretty. But there was barely a soul to be seen in the entire town. It was a one horse town and the horse too, it seemed, had perished. Having ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet