Hotel Santa Maria Real
Travel Blogs from Bucaramanga
"I don't know what you mean, go away, you murderer!" says Hevel to Qa-een.
"I am not a murderer," says Qa-een, "I set Aleph free wherever I succeed in destroying the psychic structures that imprison it in ...
... within the park.
All in all, the day was a success, as we managed to take in the incredible landscape, while enjoying fruit smoothies, ice cream and trampoline bungee jumping (Eli and Noa). The last bit of travelling for the day was the two hour bus ride at 15 mph along a steep and windy road, from Chicamocha to Bucaramanga.
Addendum: Same day, we are eleven hours into our supposed nine hour ...
... try...she's here to enjoy the FINCA and surrounding geography. But Jen, Julien and I persevere, warming to Juan's down to earth nature and ability to take complex learnings and condense them into something easily absorbed. He takes us under his wing, going out of his way to help us tune into ourselves on the farm, including some mind blowingly good self made steam rooms featuring pineapple water and medicinal herbs. After five days of these steams, morning yoga, mineral water, ...
We were headed to Bucamaranga today, but it was a holiday, and no trucks were allowed on the road....so we rode on. We stopped in the small village of Rio Negro, where the streets were filled with the locals on their day off. We purchased a big bottle of water and pounded a gatorade, as it was really hot. It didn't even seem like a hotel or hostel existed here, so we kept going. The ride was nice and smooth, ...
... and went to get a bite to eat. We had not had dinner.
We asked them if they took Visa. It is always more convenient to use Visa then to carry around a bunch of cash. The restaurant was closing in 20 minutes, so the selection was limited—churrasco and French fries were the only "clean foods". I had French fries and the guys had the churrasco, which is a large steak that looks like round steak. When we finished eating it was 9:15 PM. We asked ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet