La Ballena Azul Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... karaoke bar down the beach to drink. I say karaoke but what I guess it was was a lip sync bar, with an awful lot of facial muscles being flexed animatedly in place of the usual cats being killed. I would frequent karaoke bars at home if this was the norm, much better than drunks murdering classics. A mixture of this place and the sweaty reggaeton club (counting the days until I no longer have this god awful "music" in my life) got us well oiled and consequently feeling ...
... see any! Later on I would take my first motor taxi (motorbike) to reach the road again, which is much faster if a little scary. Since Costeño Beach is miles from anywhere, they take credit card and start a tab for you when you get there. You can have all your meals there and the food is really good (which is great because if you don't like it there is not much choice). The bar only has one type of beer, Aguila, and one spirit, rum, ...
... ran into the ocean, creating a perfect channel for paddling out and some good intermediate waves. Jenn normally grabbed a spot in the sun for some reading and napping. Paul would come back in time for the lunch bell (yes, there was a lunch and dinner bell) and we would either relax in the afternoon or more surfing for Paul (Jenn did do one morning of surfing). The evenings would be spent playing on a slackline, spinning poi or even playing in ...
... can't read maps and can only say where they are at that exact moment; they may as well be lampposts), but by the time I reached the hostel I was a sweaty, tired, hungry and a little ****** off. Watching the party goers depart around 11:30 I just hit the hay forgoing even my hunger.
* Entry title comes from a song by City & Colour, itself taken from a line in a short story by the guy who wrote Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnaguht ...
... of the bike! At times I thought I was going to fall backwards off the bike as my bag got caught on the back of the bike. However, the rough ride was well worth it as we arrived at Casa Elemento. What a view. A stunning outlook over the jungle, coast and Santa Marta. There was a massive hammock style structure which was perched right on the edge of the hill. This was a perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy a beer. We were looking forward to a double room, it had been a while ...