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... is Ash Wednesday and Lent begins; by this time Tom has returned to the USA and I will again become a serious student of the Spanish language!!! (Yeah, if all goes well and the creek doesn't rise!). My hope is to get to Bogota for a few days to 'look around' before I have to return also. The time is flying by and I'm beginning to think about April in the USA --- and preparing taxes!!
Life is good,
THE FOLLOWING CONTENT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND THOSE THAT COOK!
Saturday was the day to go to the market in the old center of Barranquilla. My instructions were:
*don't go alone
*don't carry a purse
*watch out for the traffic
Vanessa worked her magic and somehow yesterday acquired tickets for each day's parade of floats and performers for the 3 of us so after checking out of one hotel and checking into another, we took a taxi down Calle 79 to Via 40 and joined the queues entering one of the sections of temporary stands. We discovered to our delight that not only were our tickets free, they were in the ...
Sabanalarga Wed-Thu 23-24/3/11
Hotel Miraflores, Calle 27 No. 22c-79, Tel: 8781821. Whilst visiting Sabanalarga I stayed at this great value hotel which is located on the main road through town. I couldn't pick a single fault with it, especially for only 15,000 pesos a night. The bright airy rooms with private ...
... in order to be able to close the door. Not far down the road, we pulled into the supermarket carparking lot, where we were instructed to buy up big on beer and rum so that we could load up the esky. Back on the road, Jose cranked the old stereo with his hand-selected mix of Carnival tunes and Western electronica and the party was started.
Carnival is a five day festival of dancing, drinking and music. It also has a ...