Casa Pestagua Hotel Boutique, Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Well the first week started off so well, with only a few drinks in the evening after school but, this week from 15th-21st was definitely a wee bit crazier hence the lack of blog entries (well spotted Miss McDonnell, you know me well).
Monday was salsa, albeit very frustrating as I´m just not getting this particular step which, is almost making me want to give up. J and I skipped afternoon class on the Tuesday ...
... blaring music here!) but I certainly heard Alycia ask me more than once if I'd showered!? I obviously look as amazing I feel. It was so much fun though and I hope it will work out again in the future. I've never really felt travelling is an escape from my life back home, it's more of an education and an experience to me. I love that I can share it with my friends and family and coworkers and maybe even somebody randomly reading this. It's even cooler to be able to talk ...
... go halfway in acknowledging compliments I get, but my senses of humility and pride come head to head like pachycephalosaurs. So mostly I just sit there quietly and smile as this stupid internal battle rages.
So that's not the apology part. The next part is. I felt I owed him equal honesty in return. I got the easy, obvious part out of the way. You're talkative. But then it got tricky. When I met him in Medellín, he got on my nerves every now and then. I tried ...
... We booked onto the overnight bus to Medellin on the 22nd to go and meet Gemma. We then embarked onto our overnight bus. As the night grew later, the chill in the air grew colder and colder. The Colombians pulled ou their fleecy blankets while I sat their clutching onto my hoodie for dear life. I even stretched to putting on my own pair of socks, not the big fluffy ones I had so pinned for but flimsy primark trainer socks. Needless to say not the best night ...
Over the years we have spent Easter in a number of different Latin American locations and while all have been fascinating and unique in their own way, they all share a few common traits, such as solemn Catholic services, wildly marauding children and impressive feats of alcoholism. So having chosen to pass Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Cartagena this time around we knew it was bound to be lively and interesting. The only question was what would it be particularly memorable ...