Estelar Santamar Hotel & Convention Center
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
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... hike by myself in scorching heat didn't sound like the most sensible idea, so I was a bit nervous. And almost considered not going. But I can't come all the way here and not go. So off I went. The lady at reception told me where to get the bus to the park entrance - 6 blocks right, then 3 blocks left. I attempted those directions. And counted what I thought was the right number of blocks. I was totally wrong (thanks google maps again!!). More sensible instructions would ...
... say the Colombian *****. It meant we had to give in and opt for the `tourist door-to-door minibus` costing a fortune (£14).
Whilst on the minibus, an hour into the journey, we were dubious as to why no other backpackers had joined us on the 'backpacker bus'. It soon became clear that we had been fobbed off by the hostel (which will be named and shamed on TripAdvisor) and were actually on any old ...
... Plus there's usually a lovely breeze blowing through town that helps cool you off. There isn't much to see and do in the city but the surrounding areas are full of possibilities. The city itself is a little dirtier than Cartagena but the beach in town is much nicer. I felt very comfortable walking around in town - although that could also be that I'm just settling in to the culture and am becoming familiar with the country in general. It's definitely more tourist ...
This morning I woke up and went on a walk to Los Piños, a farm at the top of the mountain that has the only pine trees on the mountain, to see the sunrise. There are three in a row right at the look out point and it is supposed to be a great view of the sunrise. Unfortunately, the sunrise just wasn't very good this morning, but at least the hike was nice. When I returned to Casa Elemento, I went back to sleep for a few hours. When I woke up, I had a watermelon ...
... compare to other fruits, but no fruit is exactly "bad" for you, right?
In Colombia you really only see them as "jugo de lulo," or lulo juice, which means they scoop the fruit out, blend it, and strain it to get rid of the seeds. I think it would go well with other fruits as well, for a fruit smoothie sort of thing. It has enough of a kick to it that it would definitely add to the flavor of something like a raspberry, strawberry, ...