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... bags. It did and it was quick, colourful and friendly, kind of the opposite of London buses! After a brief but welcome dip in the pool at La Tortuga and a further cooling off in the lounge, we paid up and got in a cab to the airport. We'd usually venture onto the local bus at this point but I was still not feeling great and it was so hot we thought we'd treat ourselves. We met Roisin at the airport as she was booked on the same flight to Medellin and we checked in and took a ...
... really rough neighborhoods. There were shack houses, dirt roads and motorcycles EVERYWHERE! How about this, motorcycles are used as taxi's. CRAZY!!!! Her family was so nice. I didn't understand anything they were saying but they were very welcoming. They took me in as if I was there own. As soon as I enter I said my favorite sentence and the sentence that has gotten me very far in Colombia " Yo estoy aprendiendo espanol" which means, I am learning ...
... five taxis to every normal car here.
In Colombia, you can watch football anywhere.
If you're in Cartagena, it's worth paying an extra few bucks for air con.
Colombians don't seem to have to much of an issue with invading personal space (and underpants... and bikini tops)
There are only so many beautiful old colonial towns you can visit before the novelty wears off.
... colonial and baroque architecture dominate, and the narrow streets are biblical in their reminiscense of the old city of Jerusalem. It is also a sightseers paradise, with multiple churches, a magnificent Cathedral and fine collection of museums, all located within a small radius. The temperatures and humidity are high, especially mid afternoon, so the best time for a stroll round the ramparts is sunset or after 5 when the wind gets up and it is thoroughly ...
... bag. Anyway, it was very similar, except that this time we had been smart enough to pack a Subway sub for the ride and didn't have to resort to the week-old tuna fish sandwich the bored woman at the counter discovered hiding behind the crate of empty beer bottles.
Next up: San Gil, Barichara, and careening wildly down the side of a valley on a rented mountain bike.
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