Hotel Costa Del Sol
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... to turn it into an underground cathedral. If I remember correctly what Miguel, our tour guide was explaining, the current cathedral was built only 17 years ago after the original construction collapsed (haha super safe right!?). Either way it's pretty impressive. The caves themselves are made of nothing but ridiculously heavy salt rock that the miners carved and carried to build the cathedral. That's faith. And surprisingly, as Miguel told us, not one miner died during ...
... a big volcanic rock- which one day some lunatic decided to climb, and people have been doing ever since. It looks onto a huge reservoir for a hydroelectric dam, filled with inhabited "islands". We climbed to 740 steps (me barely looking down the whole way of course) and took in the views (the pic of me standing by the edge took about 30mins for me to psych myself up to do. Note my gripping of the wall even then!). We decended the Piedra and after a picnic of boiled ...
... never been on one.
Take the bus there, hmm.
Slow, cramped, drops me off far away.
Go straight there, no traffic laws,
I hopped on the back,
What do I do with my hands?
Hug the driver, sure.
Weaving through traffic,
Shortcuts over the sidewalks,
No stopping for tolls.
We got there so very ...
... for transport, although it did have air con, which already mentioned is priceless at this moment in time). We went to the bustling main road to wait for a bus which costed only 2000 pesos. We waited for ages, not really knowing where to wait, not knowing which bus to get, and here we bumped into James, from Landon. After one hour on the non-air conned bus, we then got quickly skivvied into a taxi which took us straight to the beach. We were told to ...
... northern wall and walked along it to the end enjoying the views to the sea and seeing the buildings inside the old city. At the end we were back near our area Getsemani and the hotel. At 6pm we met up at a nearby hostel to get our passports from Petra and Manfred and have a chat and drink with the people we sailed with. It was good to see everyone cleaned up and well, it was fun catching up. Later we had dinner at an Italian restaurant for really good pasta for me and pizza ...