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... by the road blocks and struggled to get between blockades, however we heard of a sinister trick the police used to get around this - they piled into an ambulance and sped down the road sirens blaring. The farmers, presuming a medical emergency let them through the blockade at which time, trojan horse style, the police emerged from the ambulance in full riot gear and battle commenced. Its times like these you realise that despite on the surface, things appear similar to back ...
... whitewashed walls and has one of the largest plazas in Colombia: Plaza Mayor.
We arrived at night with no hotel reservation so we (awkwardly) wheeled our bags through the bumpy streets in search of a place to stay.
Our 3 days in Villa de Leyva were spent relaxing, enjoying the town and testing several of the ...
... and some of the most frustrating with it landslides and long winding single lane highways with too many lorries. However all of the routes we have driven so far in Colombia have had the most gorgeous scenery in South America so far (in my opinion) and now we were to be blessed with the first paved 3 lane motorway we have seen since leaving Britain. It’s just a shame that nobody has taught the lorry drivers which is the slow lane.
... there), in-law quarters in the process of being built, a chicken farm, and 4 Brazilian attack dogs guarding the place from behind electrified fences! I asked Miguel "why is it that your descriptions of this place did not match the size and beauty that's here?" He explained to me that he hadn't been there in four years and it always was a work in progress, never complete and it was much different since he saw it last. Besides that, when he was younger he was always forced to head up there ...
... bouncing around, the subtle background Reggeaton music and the passing scenery I was loving the experience.
The roads are quite ok here, quite dodgey in places surfaces but there's a fair amount of construction going on which makes it a bit wild at times. The driving I've experienced so far reminds me of Beirut, everyman for himself but with a considerate nature too - nothing to distract me from my book but not like in the UK (but we're not in Kansas any ...
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