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... into the old town to try and find
some souvenirs without success although we did manage to find a large
supermarket to get a thank you card for our tour leader. We went to a very
classy seafood restaurant for our last night together and there was a live band
playing. The meal was disappointing especially as this was the most expensive
meal we have had in Colombia.
... should we attempt to do so but we do have to be aware of what our lives could be like and this knowledge could perhaps make us all feel a little more content with our lot.Sadly,this will never happen unless our society goes into dramatic decline,could you imagine the UK with poverty levels of 40% ?
Cartagena is one such example of a “raw wound”,here the majority Afro-Caribbean community scrapes by on meagre pay,in fact as of the end of 2013, ...
... walked up and down the street all day too, so we were never hungry. And on top of all this delicious local food, I've discovered that Colombia is a great place for the gluten intolerant (praise be!). In Colombians and Venezuelans have a staple food called arepa that they eat pretty much daily. It's a corn bread type of thing (totally gluten free) and can be served on its own, or stuffed with eggs, cheese, meats, whatever. You can get both sweet and savoury arepas, and ...
... advantage of the free vodka and orange and empanadas. Chatting to Esther and her friend, dancing to band and then the DJ. Talked to few authors and hung out with the British Council guys. Fell into bed about 4am after a magical night, helped I think by the setting and the free alcohol. Got up four hours later, rather tired and headed to our last volunteer meeting at Santa Clara, not looking my best for the volunteers photo. After meeting went and moved hostels, then working ...
... note, we happened to stumble on another festival along our travels. November 11th marks the 103rd year of independence in Cartagena… which works out perfectly for Steve’s birthday celebration! Now he has a whole city to celebrate with, rather than just me. The Festival of Independence is the largest festival held in Cartagena and is celebrated over one full week. We walked around the city and took in the celebrations going ...