Hotel Estelar Blue
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... de leche/caramel) and then went to a restaurant where I bought my first picada, a traditional Colombian dish of a mixup of everything, including: bacon, chicken, beef, sausage, potato, arepas, eggs, and fried plantains. It was kind of like what I'd imagine Colombian drunk food would be like. Estefa made some hibiscus tea (at one point her mother dropped of an electric burner, the only means for cooking) and then we chatted in Spanish for a bit and I passed ...
... offering me a ride.
Eventually I made it up to Carrera 15. Yeah, I was confused too. I didn't think I had accidentally walked 20 blocks too far, but it turns out that the Calle-Carrera system is partially non-linear. I followed a lovely highway that wraps around the edge of the city and only had to run across it a few times to avoid construction.
After a short but enjoyable 2 hour walk, I got to the hostel.
To be ...
... day. And we were fine with that. Simply spending time there with Juan doing something productive and learning more about his culture was really fun and enlightening. We ended up actually getting dressed and leaving the apt at around 4pm. the weather was PERFECT. But before leaving, Juan gave us the the 411 because he was concerned... These were the rules: -Don't accept a drink from anyone unless you see the bartender pour it....because of the date rape drug -Don't shake ...
... of taken hours to reach and consumed most of their wages. It's more than that though, it's symbol of the transformation. From living a life of fear at the hands of the cartels to the freedom and opportunity which now resonates around the this vibrant city. There is no graffiti on the carriages, no litter in the stations not even a scratch on the seats such is the respect the Paisas have for their beloved metro. The walking tour here is ...
... secondary line, which you pay more for, and I was expecting it to be mostly for tourist as it was 4100 COP each way (around 2 dollars, when usual metro ticket is 1400 COP) but it was mostly Colombian families and couples using the cable car, which rose high up the mountain side, and within minutes we were transported from the massive sprawling city, into a forestry, a national park, the change was very surreal, but a great experience. We walked mainly following tar maced roads to ...