Hotel Casa Grande Paipa
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... br> and the owners give me a free upgrade to a suite in the hotel. I have
a fireplace, 4 person Jacuzzi that looks at the flat screen TV with
cable, and the most important thing an amazing queen size bed.
Three nights and four
days of relaxing in my room, catching up on sleep and pampering
myself. Apart from the hotel the town is very quaint with all of the
usual South American traits. The main plaza ...
... who are shortly on their way somewhere else in the continent. A fair amount are following a main route north or south in this part of Colombia, so I'm sure to cross paths we a series of travellers on my way around, but itīs a shame when you get on with people and the paths diverge the following day - keeps things moving though.
Yesterday we did a local 2 hour hike which seemed to go more vertically than horizontally, it's been pretty hard going with ...
... much in appearance since then. But before I get into this place I thought I'd capture the last few days.
Since my last post in Bogota, we thought we would spend our last day and half looking around some more. As we have been staying in an area called La Candelaria which is supposedly a poorer, arty ***** neighbourhood we thought it would pay to visit the fancier part of town to see what that was like.
A place called Zona Rosa is where the better off hang out ...
... their busy time. We asked to play and were taken down into a large, airy hall. The game is very simple. There are trays at a forty five degree angle about twenty yards apart, facing each other, filled with clay, with a metal ring in the middle. Placed on the ring on the points of the compass are red triangular packets.
You stand at the base of one of these trays, and throw a lead weight, shaped a bit like a miniature curling stone, ...
... of museums in town, two of which I visited. One, the Museo de Luis Alberto Acuņa, was located in the mansion where this painter, sculptor, and writer lived for the past 15 years of his life. The other museum, Casa Museo de Antonio Nariņo, also was in the home where Nariņo lived the last part of his life. He played a major role in Colombian independence and a defender of human rights. He ...