Hotel Iguaque Campestre
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church which were for the natives when they first invaded. We spent time at one
of the few wineries in Colombia which was fairly small and fairly ordinary. We
finished with lunch in a small village where the food was the usual soup but
some very nice barbequed meats and vegetables. In the afternoon we wandered
around the plaza and the nearby streets. We then met the rest of the group and
had pizzas for tea in this restaurant in a nice garden courtyard.
... site for the local Muicas people which was a homage to fertility as well as providing sun and solstice information for planting crops. In honour of fertility they build huge phallic monuments in the ground, a far cry from the monastery! When the Catholic church arrived in Colombia they destroyed a lot of the phallic monuments and in an ironic twist used the rubble to build a Convent.
The rest of the day we avoided a huge thunderstorm, drunk beer and ...
... is rampant, but it is by no means excessive. Whether this is due to the huge police and military presence, the family atmosphere of the village, or out of respect for Jesus, I don't know. What I do know is that the church in the main plaza is flanked by bars and clubs and the stairs leading up to it seem to be a popular place to guzzle beer - perhaps to resurrect the buzz that was crucified by the morning's hangover...
... was poor – most folks were still propping up the bar & needed a few more beers before they were tempted to dance!
Went back to the hotel for lunch then rain starting pummelling the skylights in my room and thunder rumbled so had a lie down & waited for it to stop – took hours! I emerged to find the rain had very localised and the plaza 2 blocks away was dry and that I had missed the rest – they were packing ...
... Bakeries abound, as do fruit and veggie markets. The plaza is anchored with a beautiful Catholic church (we walked by it today and got a peek in during a midday funeral).
Today started out lazy. We slept in a bit, read in our beds and laughed till we cried about Eli's choice of a picture to use on his Ipad’s wallpaper (if I tried to describe it, it wouldn’t sound funny, and may even appear to be rude, so I will hold off. After ...
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