Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla
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What did they do with the 60's? Whether it's 'in the 1960's" (our kids just don't know how good those days were, right?), or if it's "being 60-something"; it's all good stuff and, hopefully, good health is included. Oh yeah, there's some aches and pains, and some things don't work as well as they used to; I'm just learning to take care of myself better.... AND the other good thing is that most of us ...
... the mall. It's MASSIVE! It's also already suffered a lot of deterioration and, if you look, you can probably see the broken stained glass windows above the main entrance. The plaster is crumbling, as happens quickly in the salty air. By appearance I would have guessed the church was finished in the 1950s or ...
... especially when any American song came on. :) "Gangnam Style" was a particular favorite and I have a couple funny videos of Joe and John pulling out their best moves. Sunday we saw the Grand Parade. This pparade interprets the history of the region through dance and music. Different dance groups compete against each other for the coveted prize of leading the Battle of the Flowers parade the following year. We got an up close and personal spot at the very beginning of the ...
... House of the Carnival in English. I ask in very broken Spanish for information about the carnival and we go back and forth for ten minutes or so not understanding each other. In desperation the man keeps asking people hurrying past, 'you speak English, don't you?'. Finally a lady comes to the rescue and speaks with an American English accent and she is explaining everything now to me. She also happens to come from the next place I'm going to, Taganga, and ...
March arrived and with it days of partying otherwise known as CARNAVAL! Living so close to Barranquilla, the ´second best place for carnival in the world´, a group of us volunteers hired a bus and trundled across the swampland that divides Santa Marta from the next departamento. Swigging aguardiente spirits and seat-dancing to colombian radio on the way, everything was set for a party weekend to remember.
After we finally reached the house where we were ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility