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... the true South American experience now. The day I did manage to leave the hostel I did one of the best walking tours I have done in South America. I couldn't quite believe that only 15 years ago what used to be the most dangerous city in the world, I was now strolling through freely. Our guide explained that the most dangerous areas of the city were transformed into positive ones with the use of modern architecture. Now they are popular hang out spots, free ...
... which although small was a welcome relief. The hotel is located
straight across the road from the beach which gave us a great outlook. The town
came very much alive after dark when everyone emerged into the parks and
restaurants. We had a nice meal sitting outside in an alley way where it was
now a bit cooler. We crashed early as we had an early start on the road in the
... and Justin managed to spin with a free shot and a beer race completed. As the bar closed at about 2am it emptied onto the roof where drinking, chatting and the standard guitar jamming continued until the sun rose. The lads crashed but I kept at it, meeting them for breakfast in the morning, having a quick dip in the tiny pool and a wander around before heading off to Tagonga. Taganga (seemingly an extension of the Santa Marta area!) Taganga is a small ...
... BEST DEAL BY LOOKING THE FACE OF THE PEOPLE!!! He took the fish in his kayak and I follow him on the beach. We met up with David and went to his girlfriend's house to cut it. When we were on the beach, everyone asked for a picture with the fish, I figured put that it is a nice entertainment!!! God, it was a masterpiece to cut off. It was his first time and he did it perfectly, he made a huge filet for me. I did not try because of the size ...
... billions of ants - especially leafcutters - maintaining freeways for their constant work. (Surely there is no such thing as a lazy ant.) There were some indigenous people of the Kogi tribe (jaguar) living in the jungle and plenty of howler monkeys, large rodents called guatin, and an abundance of exotic birds everywhere. Fruits such as coconut, mango, orange, grapefruit, plantain and avocado are in abundance in the jungle, so much so ...