La Ballena Azul Hotel
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... is a major tourist draw in the town and the exact reason we intended to stay in Taganga for a few days. After filling our bellies with gourmet crepes, we strolled over to Oceano Dive School to enquire about doing our PADI Advanced Open Water. We were initially impressed with Oceano: the equipment looked new, the staff were friendly and the price was right (partially owing to the favourable exchange rate). We booked our course to start the ...
... t gather much info from my instruments to know how quickly we dropped. We did however get pulled straight into a current, and indeed most unexpectedly most of our time was spent in a drift dive. Which of course is fine, but it'd have been nice to be prepped in advance! It turns out I wasn't the only one getting back into the swing of things. One girl was on her second day after two years off (but is a divemaster), one guy hadn't dived for six ...
... and keeping my time to a minimum. A day at the park tomorrow, followed by a morning of diving and a minibus that same afternoon straight to Cartagena. There is a city between here and Carta, which most of the time is completely missable, but goes a bit crazy for carnival (like the more famous version in Brazil). There were thoughts about attending that, but it isn't until the 14th (wrapping up on the 17th) and on this time scale there's no way I'll ...
... move on. This means Graffitti in Bogota is prolific, there are very few spaces left blank and some murials are several stories high. Many of the artists create clever and imaginative ways to show the destruction of their country's vast natural wealth and the boundless corruption of the state. Simple and effective. The guide had a point too, it does brighten up a city. The grey drabness being replaced by skill and agility with a spray can. The difference he says is that grafitti ...
... of the owners family watching Spiderman in Spanish on a projector screen. So we got more beers in and headed back onto the beach. I don't know where they'd come from but some other people joined us and they had a candle in a five-litre bottle so we were practically sitting around a campfire. I was busting out Klartbeat on the Minirig and it turned out a couple of the Dutch people who'd joined us had been to Bangface Weekender. Christmas Day in the dark on the beach, ...