Travel Blogs from Covenas
... bombarded by several men asking us if we wanted to go to Cartagena. No, we want to go to Tolu. No, they say, you must go to Cartagena first. Alan leans in the direction of going with them. I pull him away. I feel badly for him really, me pulling on one side, the hawkers on the other. But as we suspected we could get a ticket straight through to Tolu and we did – much to the chagrin of the hawkers.
Alan has been to Tolu before, ...
... but it feels good to be able to put a small amount of conversation together, we will just have to keep plodding at it, in the same way that we tackle each kilometre of the road.
As we continued on for the afternoon the rains came down on us a couple of times, but nothing more than showers, which actually felt quite refreshing in the heat. We had a few kilometres of sandy, small gravel type road, which due to ...
... the zoo and you went through tunnels that were not lighted and tall people had trouble getting through. However after the surreal experience we went to a pretty nice beach that had some nice snorkeling and even nicer fish for lunch. A couple hours there and we went back to the mainland and had cocktails at the one posh place. In Corvenas. The meal was very nice as well.
Tommorow brings Cartagena de Indias and the end of the tour and the start of the long journey ...
... and we had full packs on our backs. Mary didn't quite feel the same way, as she felt a 'vibe of uncertainty' - basically had decided his motivation for befriending us was to lure us into the bush before robbing and torturing us - fortunately this vibe turned out to be wrong. To be fair to her it did feel a little sketchy.
The hotel was stunning, but ridiculously expensive, fortunately the last of ...
... them out. Each time a rare, bigger wave came our way Marta would do her signature yell: "Waaahahahoooeyy!!" and has a big smile on her face. I soon learned the correct pronunciation and joined in, Even though it is a low energy activity, I still left the water exhausted and ready for a nap- this is called "Madurulla" or Coastal Laziness, and it is very powerful. You don't feel like doing anything, your eyelids ...
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- Room service
- Free parking