Dann Carlton Barranquilla
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Travel Blogs from Barranquilla
... for about an hour, it was a glimpse of how celebrities feel due to the fact that I was the only gringo in town! I got a lot of attention. Met a Canadian called Ian and had a great night out in a place called Killa Shots, alongside Maleha and a few others from the hostel. I visited Museo de Caribe with Maleha it had 5 floors of artefacts and interesting musical ...
... westerners. While being obvious gringos carries some risk, the benefits are worth it. Parades become interactive events, much more fun as I'm not a fan of spectating. Ironically the dancers would ask to take pictures of us rather than vise versa. Instead of walking along the sidelines to get from A to B we just hopped right in the street and danced to our destination with the elaborately clad locals. At times we were even mobbed ...
... tickets, had some food and boarded the bus - after a very long wait as some people had about 20 bags (not exaggerating) and we had to put ours infront of our seats. We got on the 5.45pm bus at about 6.45 and we left at 7pm. Along the way we were stopped by many military checkpoints to check our passports etc. At two of them, the driver told us we would have to pay money to ensure we passed. Basically bribing them to let us through as they are as crooked as an ...
... pedaling a "google bike" (one of the bicycles they use to take the photos for the google maps page).
I really enjoyed seeing the countryside as we traveled -- lots of old castles perched high on rocky outcroppings. We made two rest stops during our drive, but didn't make any other stops.
Granada is beautiful. I had a little bit of time to walk around yesterday afternoon by myself. I didn't dare go to far ...
... in one of Gabriel García Márquez's novels, I cannot even imagine what eternal hell is like. No one is sheltering from the sun at this moment, after all it is the day of the Gran Parade. The entire city has been preparing for this moment.
Finally.... arriving at the parade route via taxi. What? You think I am going to walk in this heat?
Still have another 1.5 hours before the show starts..... ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center