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... ourselves back at one. The inherent miner came out in us and we took the miner’s tour of the underground salt mine. 180m underground we donned our hard hats and lights and went to explore the underground cabins. No safety glasses, high vis or gloves in Colombia to keep us safe.
Following the mine tour there was a chance to have a go at rock climbing. In Rach’s extreme
... in ore of its history. It is an active salt mine yet an incredibly gorgeous Cathedral. Veronica (we think) our local guide, filled our ears with so much info about the mines and private mass held only for the miners as we looked at some of the beauty in which she stood before. Soon it was time for lunch which got cut very short because of an important phone call to say the farmers are now blocking off the roads in and out of Zipaquira. We ...
This morning I woke up and looked outside my window for a daylight view from my room and was in heaven ! There are mountains around me with a city built halfway up the mountain !! We started the day with a local bus ride into the old city of Bogota, wandering through the old streets. This place was incredible. Bogota is the 3rd largest city in America and my legs definitely felt it, especially my still incredibly sore ankle ! As we walked through the old streets you wouldn't know they have ...
... the rest endless solid cracks. The kind of perfect dihedral cracks that a climber longs for and in a place only five minutes out your back door. There is very little information on this area save for that found over beers with a local climbing expert of witch very few exist in this area and even fewer are willing to give out too much info. Right now is still considered slow season, so a traveler knocking at your hostel door can be a surprise. After walking to the ...
... France, and wearing our wet weather gear.
We are ready, the Albion sets sale for Blighty at 5.10. Stick the kettle on we´re gasping
South America has been truly wonderful but all good things must end. I am ready to go home now and am very excited to eat some proper cheese, flush toilet paper down the toilet and see all your lovely faces.
Tom & Toni