Hotel Dorado Plaza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the last few efficient days. Of the two charters I decided on a catamaran that is leaving on Wednesday over a single hull that is leaving on Thursday. It is better timing, and I'm pretty sure it's the same boat a guy I met in Taganga really bigged up. It is also a little bigger and sounds a bit better. The downside is the trip is half a day shorter. Both are $550. I probably should have done some bartering. Almost all the boats are listed as $550, but I think that ...
... that worried me was the black smoke. It’s very possible that it was nothing serious, but without knowing, it made me nervous that we were going to continue five more hours to Cartagena without getting it checked. We decided to stop in a small town on the way and get it looked at again.
They said the tube got disconnected again somehow, and that the black smoke was due to some watered down gas that had been put in the car. I guess ...
... that their bus took just over 24 hours instead of the expected 12, I was happy again with my decision to fly. Besides, it gave me a chance to continue my habit of making friends in airports\buses... This time the woman sitting beside me on the plane. She would give the Irish Mammy a run for her money. I left the plane with her card, promising that I would call her if I needed anything while in Medellin. Colombian hospitality continued!
Hannah and Tim were on the ...
... of English and Spanish. They might use words like "movis," "tiquete" (ticket-ay...you can guess what it means), or even "man." Good thing they definitely don't do that here.
Language purity aside, the important thing is that people are able to understand each other. Many people on the streets who address me in broken English think that is the way to do it. There are even plenty of people who have a solid vocabulary and understanding of English, but speak it ...
... how the people REALLY live. The birthday party was cool. Of coarse again, everyone spoke spanish and I was the sole americano. It was cool seeing how everyone interacts. They are so affectionate and loving towards each other. I've learned that the Colombian la familia bond is really strong. Oh and they looooooove to drink. The uncle kept my cup full. We were drinking Colombian rum on the rocks. We even took shots. My lord I was tipsy because rum is not ...