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... and then down into the city. Going up the mountain reminded us of pictures of Europe, or of Lican Rey in Southern Chile. It was very picturesque and pastoral looking. By the time we started entering the city, it was raining heavily.
When we got near the city center where we were staying, the roads were completely flooded with water up to the top of the curb. There were a lot of people hanging out in and along the streets. The ...
... br> Woke up to the sound of my Colombian phone. Confused. Couldn't figure out where the phone was. Finally found it and realized it was 11:11. I was supposed to meet two of my co-workers for a farewell lunch at 12. Luckily I had invited Rebecca O'Leary to join me the night before. She was the one that had called me and was at the door, which I answered bleary eyed a minute after waking up. Rrrrrebecca or Bec is a 25 y.o. mate from a bumble **** "town" (^_~) in Australia that I ...
... but was
punished every 2 mins throughout the 8 hour trip by having freezing water drop onto
me from the a/c vent above, plus of course all the screeching, kicking etc I
had to endure.
The distance is not far but the roads are so poor and
winding, mainly following dirty fast flowing rivers, with lots of
ascents/descents, landslides, stops, topes, etc. The cleaner rivers were
crammed with partying families, partying & picnicking on the banks –
... tickets at the pier refused to sell us tickets at the same price as the whole school group, who were paying 5,000 each. Even when the teachers and students tried to convince him, saying we were with the group and that there were fewer students then expected anyway, the man refused and wanted 10,000 from each of us. We finally got him to honor the 8,000 we had originally agreed upon, but by that time the German girls were fed up and left the situation completely. Bummer for ...
... customs, again needed that letter, showed man my phone. 3 times. Obviously got more nervous.
'Bienvenidos a Colombia'
Have to fight thoughts of, 'You're done!', because my ass still in Bogota and not Medellin!
Find area to wait for connecting flight to Medellin.
Wait for shuttle. (X5?... ooooh, right on Colombian time now. I read about this... but... for flights??)
People start getting very anxious.
I start ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet