Hotel Hospederia San Carlos
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der hauptgrund nach tunja zu fahren war miris freundin noemi aus wien zu treffen, die dort als voluntaerin in einer schule englisch und deutsch unterrichtet. schon am ersten abend trafen wir noemi und einen weiteren voluntaer aus vermont namens tony. am zweiten tag besichtigten wir das staedtchen und besuchten die schule um die zwei unterrichten zu …
The ride to San Gil was great! We left Giron after a quick bus terminal breakfast and in the Colectivo, drove us for over 2 hours through the Andes, and we would of climbed to quite an altitude. The Andes were very steep, about 2kms straight up with little vegetation baring only baron rocks and shrubs but still jaw dropping when you could see the …
... cards for the next 5 weeks.There was one stroke of luck though,in Venezuela you need to carry special travel insurance by law because of the political strife that is ongoing in that country and by luck I had purchased this on line the night before,if I had not done this I would have been refused entry into the country which would have meant a visit to the British Embassy in Bogota to get a flight out of the country! or worse,stuck in transit in Caracas international ...
... like a gigantic anthill. The traffic continues day and night, which means the whistle blows do too, though by sundown most people are crowding the huge central plaza where live music can be heard and drinks can be had for three times what they cost in Bogota. Thankfully, the cacophony of music coming from all directions you normally hear as the locals compete to blow out their speakers isn't an issue.
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... and flagged down a coach bus for me to get on. I think he wanted to help me since I was alone, but I didn't care! I paid for my ticket once I got on the bus. The coach was very clean and comfortable. At one point, these two men (I'll just call them Rico and Chico) started trying to sell stuff. They didn't come near me because I pretended I didn't understand them. That was a bit annoying, but I just read my book. Rico and Chico eventually got off the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking