Hotel Estelar Blue
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Back on the bus and back to sleep it was. At some point in the morning (its hard to keep track of time on buses) we stopped for a break at a service station and took in Colombia's beautiful mountainous countryside. We spent the day on the bus reading, watching films and entertaining one of the cutest 4 year old girls either of us had ever seen - she sat in the seat in front and took a particular liking to Telmo.
... Coast. We were lucky to arrive on Dia de las Velitas (Day of Little Candles) and got to participate in the local tradition of decorating a candle holder (in our case a brown paper lunch bag), lighting the candle and making a wish then taking a shot of the local anis aguardiente. Our hostel was extremely welcoming and it was a really lovely local experience. Due to time restrictions we only did a day trip to Tayrona National Park and were ...
... They've got a fully stocked bar, but they give you whatever they feel like. I asked for rum and got Jack Daniels and Archie asked for Jager and got a gin and tonic. On Saturday night, we stopped at a packed little bar called Shupa Shots on the way out. This place would be completely and totally illegal in the US. They serve only shots (not even shooters). There's a pretty long list of shots to choose from and a wheel on the wall that you can spin to have it decide for you. ...
... brunch definitely didn't help. Think of a thick, crispy, amazing smelling piece of bacon and you've got yourself a 'chicharron'. God help me. The 'slice must be around 1 inch thick before cooking. ('Shut up, I don't care! Fancy House Thanksgiving shout out to Greg and Nina! I was thinking about how ******* funny that was during brunch. So Good.) I'm going to try to get some food pictures up soon, sorry, they are on my camera.
... another bus, where we stood still for the next 2 hours. As is usual in South America, no explanation was given as to what was happening. We could've been annoyed about it, but it meant that we were treated to the most amazing light display we've ever seen, in the form of lightning. The surrounding countryside was dramatically lit up by huge sheets of lightning, interspersed with forked lightning creating bright daggers in the dark sky. It just kept on going constantly, ...
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