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... we walked around we were constantly given tasters of pizza, calamari, Colombian coffee and sweets. By the time we got to checkout we didn't feel like we needed anything to eat but later on still rustled up a creamy chicken spaghetti dish.
Thursday 20th February - Day 150
We were originally planning on staying at the hostel for a few nights but the beds were hard and the atmosphere wasn't great. Fortunately they had ...
... the display was so it was lucky Jim took a zillion pics! The next day we caught a bus for a couple of hours out of Medellin to La Piedra, Colombia's version of Ayers Rock. Luckily we had practiced our step-climbing abilities on the Grouse Grind in Canada though the 700 steps up were still a good challenge. Views from the top were well worth the sweat as the stunning lakes of Guatápe spread out almost 360 degrees around us. Guatápe is a ...
... system of tunnels to the various well hidden lookouts and to the numerous cannons. Despite the unforgiving temperature, which is truly the most stifling combination of humidity and heat that any of us has ever experienced, we found the fortress to be very interesting.
We spent the early afternoon drinking fresh mango juice and eating snacks in a café around the corner from our hostel. We didn't move for hours as we had found the perfect combination of ...
Today was a long day.
Up at 5:30am had to get ready for two interviews.
First one was at a PT clinic across the street from the Coliseos (Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot) (Coliseum Sport Center, where the 2011 FIFA World cup was.) Badass architecture.
There were some outdoor exercise classes going on and apparently, the government pays for it. Awesome. Public health initiative that actually makes people healthier! The Coleuses is ...
... That, combined with the sight and sounds of Noisy Press-Ups/Skipping Man (no doubt to impress the ladies) and Cigarette Smoking Girl (who sat on a bench outside our room and lit up, despite the window being open, which meant our room then smelled of smoke) meant we checked out asap the following morning and went off in search of a quieter hostel. My, aren't we getting old?!
We went to several hostels but had no luck as the rooms were all either a) full, or b) more ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility