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... as we arrived but another empty one quickly pulled up in it's place. Within minutes it was full too and fortunately we had our seats.
It took about an hour to drive to El Zaino, the stop on the main route for the entrance to Tayrona Park. El Zaino itself just seems to be a collection of shops and eateries lining both sides of the road and it was hard to tell where the park entrance actually was. We eventually found it and to our dismay there was a queue a mile long ...
... the Catedral, apparently South America's oldest, was very impressive from the outside but closed til 6pm, and the Iglesia San Francisco was at least open but nothing to get excited about. We also have a new contender for the world's worst beach, although the locals didn't seem to care as children ran amok and covered themselves in black sand. Having said all of this, there is some typically beautiful colonial baroque architecture, there are ...
... opening. Everyone is so enthusiastic I don't understand the effect of football. I guess it is a mutual common interest so it does involve people. We planned a trip on the morning to Santa Marta in order to buy more fresh meat and different one. This time we did some shopping in the market of Santa Market. They have everything for 1-5 PES. A joy!!!! You can find everything you need, they have different section.. We came back and Jose the Argentinian ...
... compete with the pressing heat and the regularly opening doors. I was sad to see that for nearly the entire route between the cities, each side of the road was lined with thousands of plastic bags, paper, and assorted other waste that home owners appear to just dump. In the cities the government seem to put some effort into cleaning a lot of this up, but out here that obviously wasn´t and had never been the case.
When we finally arrived at our new hostel, Hostel ...
... your own hammock for a few bucks a night to elegant eco-huts that cost over $200 USD. We chose someplace in the middle – a $50 USD a night primitive cabana with a private bathroom. Primitive probably overstates the situation as our cabana had mere shades for walls and our shower was a pipe coming in from the wall with room temperature water. But then again we have found that in Colombia (even in Cartagena) there is no hot ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet