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... cobbled old streets. At first glance the town is lovely, full of adobe whitewashed colonial buildings with dark wooden windows and red tiled roofs. The main square, plaza mayor, is massive, just a wide expanse of cobbles with a little fountain in the middle. It makes a change from tbe busy bench and tree packed squares we usually see. We found a nice restaurant in a converted colonial house and had salmon and mango chutney nachos. Well ...
... to me and started asking questions in Spanish: "how long does it take to learn a backflip?" etc. Quite amusing, especially when I couldn't understand their questions and had to get them to repeat many times.
Today was also the town's birthday, so we got to witness all the town folk dressed up in traditional Colombian garb. It seemed like almost every school kid under the age of eight was there, marching with their ...
... a lunatic, which is clearly part of the job description in South America, and we eventually arrived an hour late. The town was Tunja, a large uninteresting town where we made our connecting bus to Villa de Leyva, which was to take another hour.
We managed to check into our hostel, which was a charming rustic cottage on the edge of town and then went straight out to eat as we hadn't eaten since breakfast. ...
... photos etc until its time to hunt dinner. There are certainly a lot of days where finding lunch and dinner are our main goals. No complaints from me on this!
Back in our room and we are not sure the one blanket each is going to keep us warm. Around midnight, I head down to reception and beg 2 more blankets. After this we both have a great night's sleep in our quiet, dark room .... well, apart from the occasional rooster calling out and disturbing ...
... the world really is. We encountered a nice guy, who coincidentally used to work at Ubisoft with Ehsan, and comically, he asked me if I knew Matt Norman! Too funny indeed. We turned in early, and rose the next day to depart back to Bogota. Our stay here was a wonderful relaxing time, and a great start to the trip, but now it's off to Medellin for the weekend to experience some Colombian ...
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