Hotel Santa Monica
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- Minbar in room
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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We caught an overnight bus with some other Aussies we had met in Salento and were like little kids in a candy store when we hopped on the bus. It is up there with one of the nicest buses we have caught so far. It had leg room fit for a giant, individual tv screens (ok.. so the movies were all in Spanish but still!), big reclining seats and it was quiet. Yep there was no blaring music, a luxury we have not had for ages! So we slept as well as you ...
... as she danced. I'm not sure I understood what all the songs meant, but from what I gather they were based on the poetry of a yogi, and they all had beautiful turns of phrase. She told us what they were about before she sang each one, in English which was good for me. I think they were written in Bengali and Sanskrit. The one I can remember was about Radha and Krishna. Krishna always ...
... song again. Medellin is most well known for Pablo Escobar who was one of the most infamous drug dealers to date. The city itself is beautiful, lots of park areas, architecture and a good nightlife. We made the mistake of joining a free walking tour of the city that started out really well but - after 6 HOURS - was really quite boring. I dragged Mike up the gondola to look at the city and it was well worth the 50p as the view of the city is incredible - such ...
... for me to understand but everyone else though he was really funny. We stopped at a rest stop and I bought some dank empanadas and some arequipe (dulce de leche) filled cookie sticks. Both snacks were delicious! When we arrived in Bogotá, Wafaa and I headed to our friends' apartment. It was really great to see Carol and Jhon again. They are two of the easiest people to talk to that I have met on this trip so it was nice to catch up and have ...
... changed buses with Julia, a German girl who had been on the same bus, to a small minivan to Salento. Coincidentally, Julia was staying at the same hostel as me, so we found our way down the hill and just out of the tiny town, to La Floresta, a nice, clean, friendly hostel with a good vibe and hammocks out the back. Salento is a small town in the beautiful coffee region of Colombia, and many people who I had met on my travels had recommended going there – and rightfully ...