Hotel El Prado
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... Ok, very basic! There were no hostels with beds available when we were trying to find somewhere but a friend had told us about somewhere he'd seen on CouchSurfing. For just Ģ7 per night (cheap during carnival) we would have our very own space of floor in a pre-school that was empty for the holidays. Not wanting to miss out on carnival and with no other option, we booked in for 3 nights.
We didn't expect much when we arrived but when we were ...
... the front door. Twelve dollars (yes, I said US $12.00 and about an hour and a half later, you are completely cared for with your choice of colors and design.....all freehand; French tips or design, and they are excellent. For (up-coming) Carnival, I had a picture of "Negrita Puloi" painted on my nails! What about the rest of the body? Well, this picture is Selina and she's the masseuse.
... is 98.6 F: '37 C de calidad humana'; claims City of the Body Temperature! Columbia itself, on the other hand, is 45.2 million people with just on 50% being below the poverty line. Columbia ranks midway down the world's chart for life expectancy (75 years average) and infant mortality is triple that of the US. About half the population is covered by the public health-care system, other state entities and private medicine serve another ...
... the early afternoon on Sunday and didn't end until early Tuesday morning whereupon the best orchestra was awarded with the "Golden Congo." By day 4, Joe and I were exhausted and hot (the temperature ranged between 90-95' throughout the weekend). I think most people could have experienced Carnival in 2 days, but we didn't know any better ha. We decided to stop by a nice hotel and ask if we could pay to use their pool for the day. We ended up laying out at a pool and getting a ...
... by drinking half a bottle of whiskey, we made our excuses when the clock ticked over into the next day and went back to the house. ENOUGH SALSA! Unfortunately, Rodolfo and crew didnīt agree, and rocked up at the house ready to party more until they literally passed out in their seats, murmuring about old salsa stars and īburros, con corazonī(donkies, with heart). I can safely say we saw a true slice of Colombian life this weekend, and itīs bizarre!
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