Howard Johnson Hotel Versalles Barranquilla
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... We left Santa Marta in the afternoon inside one of the nice air conditioned minibuses that take gringos and Colombians alike along the coast for a fractionally higher price than the normal buses. To get us all excited for the carnival the driver put on a DVD of last year's event and for the first 45 minutes we watched the amazing parades and lively celebrating Colombians with growing anticipation. But the movie went on and so did the blaring carnival ...
... too fast, they gesture by putting their arms at their sides and pushing down with open palms ("Respire") "Breath"! Everyone stops --- your children, your spouse, your neighbor, your friend, the guy on the street. Everyone stops; slows down and "re-starts" what they were doing. It works! Believe me, we would save a lot of anxiety and angry moments if we adopted this habit.
It's been a ...
... I'm come and go; I even to call if I'm going to be gone longer than planned!! Believe me, nothing bad will happen to me while I'm with them.
We have a wonderful place for class as my Host-"father", Peter, is a University teacher of English and tutors students in his home. For this reason there's a private classroom in this apartment with whiteboard, HDMI TV and computer setup for Lilli and I to use.
I live on the ...
... A big hit with the ladies. ;) The next day we headed to yummy buffet lunch and our favorite bar before Caroline and John had to take off for their next adventure. While we were at the bar, a local news station stopped by our table to see if they could interview us for a segment they were doing on gringos that came to Carnival haha. I've been trying to find the video on-line, but so far I haven't had any luck. I'd love to watch it and also write about it in Colombia ...
... hesitation gets out her last business car and scribbles her mobile number on it and tells me to call if there is anything at all I need help with. That is so lovely I think to myself.
I visit the interactive studio of the history of the carnival whilst I'm here, the man inside does speak English and translates each exhibit for me. I learn about the costumes. There's a donkey, a monkey (not an elephant), and also the dances and their origins from caribean ...