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... though. It took at least an hour to get out of town. The town of Zipaquirá is also a very beautiful colonial place. We met a Spanish lady who's been living in Paraguay for a few months and can't stand it anymore. She's a journalist and after visiting Colombia wants to move over there. She told us Asunción is about the most boring town she's ever lived in. She sounded annoyed, but nevertheless, she was a nice chat during our ...
Cathal had Ajiaco, a soup with chicken,corn on cob,potatoes,cream and capers. With a side of rice and avacado. I went for Tamal, pork,chicken and veggies in a maize dough, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. Washed down with fresh lemonade. Delicious
Once we were done and Cathal had his fix of yucky chocolate we grabbed a taxi and headed up the mountains to the view point at Monserrate.
The mountain is 3152mts high and over ...
... and apparently it occurs every day. It was really impressive; you wouldn't see the like of it at Buckingham Palace! We paid a visit to the 82nd street district, the wealthier end of town. As with all other South American cities we've visited, there was no end of designer shops and high end restaurants. We've seen a consistent disparity of wealth in all countries. The teleferico (cable car) ride to the Montserrat chapel provided a bird's eye view of the city which is built on ...
... was totally outplayed by the Mexicans and looked well below par for this level of football, which is a shame because the fans deserved better.
Day One Hundred and Sixty Seven - Wednesday 20th February 2013
... visited the Museo de Oro. Wow! What a beautiful place it is, stuffed full of interesting and jaw dropping works of art. Gold, gold, gold!
We have also sampled a variety of street style foods such as: empanadas, mystery meat skewers, thin fresh doughnuts and cheap fizzy pop that is tooth achingly sweet! Two empanadas and two pops = 5 pesos (1.5 pounds). Filling and tasty.