Casa India Catalina
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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 …
... moved from three to four for $10 and so on. The only way to escape this modern day piracy was to pay the ransom and purchase some item and prominently display it, talisman like, warding off the approaching hoards. We had been spied coming out of Pandora and immediately been accosted strongly to buy another of Colombia's products-emeralds. I put my foot down on that one. So- I bought a belt and Wendy a fan and we departed with mixed feelings about our day in the old part of ...
... balcony overlooking the chaos on the street where we had some pizza and beers and filled our stomachs. After dinner we walked around the area full of dressed up Colombians and tourists (it is Saturday!) just because we could and took in all the noise and music before heading back to our own hostel for a few drinks and a great chat with a couple from Brazil. And now I'm distracting myself from figuring out how I'm going to sleep in this heat by updating you all on our adventures in South America thus far ...
... man who vaguely understoood English, and my flailing hand gestures, put me on a bus marked "Aeropuerto". Seemed legit. After another 15 minutes of bus driving I arrived back at square one, the international terminal of the airport. With 5 minutes until boarding the panic started to set in. Thankfully an airport employee sensed my desperation and threw me into a private taxi and told the driver where to take me. I made it by the skin of my tired ...
... kids didn't stay at the pool all day - and Jo Ann did have a nap:).
Max did have the line of the day, again:
"I would hate it if my dad was Bill Gates."
"Because then I wouldn't be allowed to use any Apple products - and I am standardizing on Apple"
We did go into the walled city for dinner though - much better choices than in Bocagrande. There is a (somewhat famous) restaurant called Juan del Mar - which is really two restaurants: ...