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... finish. They won 2-0!! We also met up with Dre's sister Juanita, her boyfriend, friends and went out to a really cool bar in El Pablado. We were also invited around to his parents for some typical Columbian food! His mom Martha was so nice, a little crazy in a good way, a little bit like a Columbian version of my mom! They showed us around their local ...
... in the courtyard of the hacienda with the family watching them go about their daily life as they had done for perhaps centuries. A very happy family who had the marks of the mountains etched in their weather beaten faces and tough hands. They fed me well and the next morning I went off to met my guide Wilson (hoping he would not turn out to be a deflated football). Having likened myself to Mallory and Hillary, I hate to disappoint you all but I took El Lechero, ...
Rather than fly directly to the Capital, Bogota I decided to move straight to Medellin, the country´s second city. A few hours stop over in Bogota´s modern airport afforded me the opportunity to reconnect with Western society however, and I passed the time sipping ice cold artesanal beers (out of pint glasses!) at the bar of the BBC. That´s not a venture by the Beeb´s worldwide marketing, just the Bogota Brewing Company. The barmaids have nice smiles. Colombia is scoring highly ...
... of them are a bit average (one smelt like feet, another like the strapping tape), but the others (including my new favorite, nispero) were like angels crying on your tongue... which is not quite the way I´d describe the local spirit, Aguardiente, which is more along the lines of a light Sambucca. My guide through the fruit market, Hernan, reported with great mirth that Australians were really the only people that came anywhere near showing the same appreciation ...
... seemed odd. The gardens, once we did find them were a bit of a disappointment, except the large iguanas around the lake area. It was however a nice change and it meant we got to see the metro that they rave about. Back in our own area of town we walked up the hill to find the restaurant and bar district, they even have a Hooters and Hard Rock Cafe should you be craving buffalo wings. After a bit of a hike we managed to find a Citibank that let us make one withdraw before it ...