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For years Columbia has been something of a no-go zone for travelers. Between armed-to-the-teeth drug cartels, FARC rebels, corrupt police, heavy-handed military, and right wing paramilitary groups there was the potential for the sort of unplanned adventure that made the relative safety of a stroll through Afghanistan, *****ia, or Scarborough much …
Our last full day on tour and we headed to the nearby Rosario
Islands for a whole day tour. We walked around to the port and hopped on a
small boat carrying 40 passengers. The boat sped out for an hour and a half till
we reached a reef. Here we had a great time snorkelling over the reef and
spotting very many schools of tropical fish. The water was very warm and ...
... and ice cream and wasting time with Gustavo in Juan Valdez coffee place before next event. Back to theatre for brilliantly heated event with Ignacio Ramonet, Hugo Chavez's biographer in discussion with Jon Lee Anderson. It included audience members heckling, hissing, booing and having to be told to behave, very passionate and polarised. I loved it, so different from the usual literary festival audience reaction in the UK. Also learnt a bit more about Venezuelan politics ...
... heat was a welcomed feeling. After a bit of wondering we found a small café for some lunch. While enjoying our fresh ceviche in this lovely little city Steve noticed a man staggering in and out of traffic in the direction of the café creating a massive backup of cars and horns. The man seemed such a contrast to the beautiful buildings and friendly people surrounding him which kept our attention. As he grew closer we realized he was completely covered in ...
... pancake but white and charred slightly as they're heated on outside barbecues.
Everything in Cartegena is brightly coloured- people pushing carts of multicolored, unrecogniseable fruits, buildings are yellow, brightly painted and theres certainly a multicultural fun vibe in the air.
I think I could stay here a while, especially as the parties in the hostel are Wednesdays- roof top parties in the caribbean sound grand to me!