Travel Blogs from Santa Marta
... fikk skrellet en, tok han så og banket nøtta mot en stein. Kokosnøtta åpnet seg, og der var det kokosmelk og kokos.
Det var flere rundt oss som ble imponerte, og prøvde selv. Alexander var først. GRATIS LUNSJ!
Vi får vasket klærne våre her. Godt å få det gjort før vi tar buss til Cartagena.
Selv om vi plages av varmen i desember, klager vi ikke.
... the Colombian locals where we were guessing who had and hadn't had plastic surgery (apparently a boob job is a fairly standard sixteenth birthday gift over here). Late afternoon we made our way back to Santa Marta in a collectivo, getting to see a bit more of the local scenery (does not appear to be a wealthy place, at least for the locals). Wayne went for a run once we made it back to the hostel and after sat down to watch a replay of the rugby, ...
... course, as before we had to husband our fresh water supply of
just under 60 litres so showering off the salt was not an option. The sand
flies were however still a problem biting us around our ankles and calves and
we also managed to hit our heads more than once on the low branches of the
trees under which we were camped and on the awning poles! We had our braai
going several times, the cold beers out of the fridge at lunch time always
tasted better than ever ...
... How so? Well here, you obtain permission to the towns well for fresh water. Not everyone gets this. Those who don’t need to buy drinkable water from those with permission. Water for washing and everything else needs to be organised individually. Fernando has a rain water tank and UV filter for example. 9 months of the year, there’s decent rain but there’s 3 months where there’s next to none.
Fernando also tells us of the huge variety of birds ...
... had to watch so enjoyed seeing him getting his gold, juice in hand in the funniest little place. We had to go right up the screen to be able to make out the numbers for the score! But we enjoyed it none the less. Once the excitement was over we plodded down the beach to a little bakery where we got still warm pastries that certaunly were not low cal! Dulce de leche for moo, some chocolate bun thing for me....amazing! We sat down in the little bay on what we dubbed el rocko del ...