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So, Intern Group had bowling night @8pm, got there at 810?
The only person there was Clem, the lone... well, lone full German.
I think the others started showing just before 9?
Formal things, like class or work, actually get there on time.
Informal things, seeing family or friends, take you sweet ass time and be at a bare minimum... 30 minutes late.
Bowling was a lot of fun. Clem was ...
... so it was just a replacement one. In Colombia, the subject of Escobar is taboo as its still quite raw as it happened only 20 years ago. During the 3 years Escobar was being hunted down, the streets of Medellin at night were like a ghost town, so nobody went out after dark as it was too dangerous. But today, it's far from this in Medellin, and the city feels perfectly safe to me. It was quite interesting to learn the history surrounding the cartel and about Escobar. Enough of ...
... cheap, he's a smart fellow would be interesting to have a beer with him and hear some real stories. As lots of the stories told on the tour had a bit of spin added to them for the benefit of Pablo and his brother.
We also went on another tour in Medellin but it was pretty rubbish, we were on a bus with old ***** looking at colonial towns which are nice but the tour guide was telling us useless facts like the ...
... late afternoon, I headed out to do some group food shopping with Els. With many having left the truck Els and I are the only two left of cook group 2. Shopping was quite easy, Els is amazing at cooking so I ran around after the ingredients she needed. With too many bags we got a taxi back to the hostel. As the taxi left the supermarket it headed in the wrong direction. We ended up heading back to the supermarket so we could direct him the few short blocks ...
... really interesting to see the difference between the two types of coffee farming. On the smaller ranch everything is done by hand and all the crop is sold through the local co-operative grading station which is where we headed next.
Taking the road back through Andes we pulled into a small factory unit with loading bays along the front. The loading of a very large pantechnicon was being completed and it pulled onto the weigh-bay to be weighed ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking