Travel Blogs from Villa de Leyva
... off on a 15m dash toward the bowls.With much yelling and screaming the punters egged their beasts on until the winner hurled itself into one of the bowls,it was a comical masterpiece and of course the little kids loved it!
Needless to say though I was not myself and was really feeling weak and a little dazed by this nasty bug.I did not hang around long before making my way toward the hotel.On route I had to pass a really crowded area of people and this ...
... by many to be the nicest in Colombia. From Barichara we followed the Camino Real, or Royal Road to Guane. (Oddly enough, this bumpy road made of hand placed stones and frequented by Christians this time of year was constructed by a German in the mid-1800s.) I normally aim to walk five miles daily when I'm traveling, and I've surpassed that during the past two weeks. Needless to say, while getting my legs into better shape ...
... s probably not a terrible place to be a stray. Most of the time they are lying in the sun.
Tomorrow I head back to Bogota and fly to Armenia in the coffee region. From there I will bus it or take a cab to the little town of Salento. Sometimes cabs are just worth it, I am finding. It will be an early morning, so I need to hit the hay. So far I'm liking Colombia, and I hope those feelings continue!
A beautiful morning, which was just as well as I had an early start – paper thin walls. The Saturday market was barely getting going so wandered off for a few photo ops before returning & lapping up the atmosphere and some hot chocolate accompanied by bread and cheese – this seemed the safer of the options – wasn't going to tangle with cow heel & puffed corn soup!
Headed to the coffee stand but didn’t embellish it with the whisky ...
... needed reassurance.
First we asked an old man in a little shop, we followed his way till
the road ended at what looked like entrances to three
properties......back we went
Then we knocked at hostel La
Mara, a women answered us through a solid wooden gate before finally
opening the gate to speak to our faces. She rabbled off a speal ending
with "bueno" before slamming the gate in our face. We ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center