Hotel Plaza Rosa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... around. I don't know much about him, but at the height of his cocaine empire in the 80's he controlled over 80% of the worlds cocaine traffic. And was based out of this city, making it (and the country) a no go zone.
Too late for the regular city tour I headed out for breakfast/brunch/11sies/whatever, using a pretty ****** local map fromt the hostel. On it I saw a general direction arrow for a Panamerica Book Store, and with some wifi in a burger place went off ...
... of a large marrow!
Sunday, finally got off my **** to do the 'Free Walking Tour'. They say itīs free but the first thing they tell you is that itīs "worth 35 thousand pesos". Thatīs just over a tenner in English money, and obviously they were hinting at how much we should tip at the end of the tour. This ****** me off a bit but in fairness to our guide she put in a performance worthy of a Gwyneth Paltrow acceptance speech. So, at the end I bunged my remaining ...
... 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 Iīd 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 ...
... basically a dulce de leche/caramel sauce) on it. Then, I joined a walking group for a 3 hour 'hike' to a laguna and Mirador (view point of the city). It was completed at a snail's pace... I think if I walked any slower, I would have come to a complete stop! Even though it was a slow pace, my legs are still tired. Thankfully the rain let up for a bit, and the sun came out. Part of what we walked was the Camino de la Cuestas, an ...
Other interesting facts about Escobar include him once being elected to congress, and having his own zoo where he imported many exotic animals including hippos which subsequently escaped when his hacienda was closed - Colombia now has the biggest population outside Africa!
Sadly, despite US aid of US$6 billion, latest figures show that production of cocaine has stabilised and Colombia is still the world's largest ...