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... to snake our way through to any kind of food stall to grab some supper. It was actually fairly intimidating to be the only white people in a crowd of Latin maniacs. It did give us a real feel for the underlying passion for football in Colombia as no matter what sex or age you were, you were out dancing and shouting in the green and white cloud that was brewing in the heart of the city. As much as we ...
... up with the guys from our walking tour. But Mario tires early so we head home around 11pm. He's too old for this ****, so he says... ;) Day 44: We peek through our curtained window in our little hotel room and realise there's a different woman on reception. So Mario, being the super charmer that he is, goes down to ask if we can possibly move rooms upstairs where it's likely to be a bit more quiet. The nice receptionist says "Of course! Most of our ...
... to Quito, spanning several giant valleys. Then we went for lunch at Govinda's, a Hare Krishna restaurante, it was delicious, healthy and cheap. After we were trying to find a museum but got lost. We eventually worked it out though and found the barefoot park where we dipped our feet in the conveniently placed foot dipping pool but we didn't go to the museum.
On the way ...
... were certainly worth the trip. Totally stunning, the lights running both sides of the length of the river for about 3km and follow little themes that lead into large light pavilions. To one side of the lights are endless food and drink stalls that families come down to have dinner at, either before or after they look at the lights. There are sprukers and buskers and even an open air disco to keep everyone entertained.
After looking at the lights for a couple of hours ...
... with lush green trees lining the streets. I was home and back in Colombia.
After the great welcome at the airport I then also had a great welcome from Natasha at her home. We ate ‘arepas’, a flat tortilla made of corn – and homemade ones too and drank strawberry sparking wine. We told ourselves it was like drinking fruit juice. After quite a few glasses of that juice and lots of chatting later I went ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility